April 20, 2017.
KDE Applications 17.04 is here. On the whole, we have worked to make both the
applications and the underlying libraries more stable and easier to use. By
ironing out wrinkles and listening to your feedback, we have made the KDE
Applications suite less prone to glitches and much friendlier to use.
Enjoy your new apps!
== KAlgebra ==
The developers of KAlgebra are on their own particular road to convergence,
having ported the mobile version of the comprehensive educational program to
Kirigami 2.0 -- the preferred framework for integrating KDE applications on
desktop and mobile platforms.
Furthermore, the desktop version has also migrated the 3D back-end to GLES,
the software that allows the program to render 3D functions both on the
desktop and on mobile devices. This makes the code simpler and easier to
== Kdenlive ==
KDE's video editor is becoming more stable and more full-featured with every
new version. This time, the developers have redesigned the profile selection
dialog to make it easier to set screen size, framerate, and other parameters
of your film.
Now you can also play your video directly from the notification when rendering
is finished. Some crashes that happened when moving clips around on the
timeline have been corrected, and the DVD Wizard has been improved.
== Dolphin ==
Our favorite file explorer and portal to everything (except maybe the
underworld) has had several makeovers and usability improvements to make it
even more powerful.
The context menus in the Places panel (by default on the left of the main
viewing area) have been cleaned up, and it is now possible to interact with
the metadata widgets in the tooltips. The tooltips, by the way, now also work
== Ark ==
The popular graphical app for creating, decompressing and managing compressed
archives for files and folders now comes with a Search function to help you
find files in crowded archives.
It also allows you to enable and disable plugins directly from the Configure
dialog. Talking of plugins, the new Libzip plugin improves Zip archive
== Minuet ==
If you are teaching or learning to play music, you have to check out Minuet.
The new version offers more scales exercises and ear-training tasks for bebop,
harmonic minor/major, pentatonic, and symmetric scales.
You can also set or take tests using the new Test mode for answering
exercises. You can monitor your progress by running a sequence of 10 exercises
and you'll get hit ratio statistics when finished.
== And more! ==
Okular, KDE's document viewer, has had at least half a dozen changes that add
features and crank up its usability on touchscreens. Akonadi and several other
apps that make up Kontact (KDE's email/calendar/groupware suite) have been
revised, debugged and optimized to help you become more productive.
Kajongg, KCachegrind and more (Release Notes) have now been ported to KDE
Frameworks 5. We look forward to your feedback and insight into the newest
features introduced with this release.
K3b has joined the KDE Applications release.
== Bug Stomping ==
More than 95 bugs have been resolved in applications including Kopete,
KWalletManager, Marble, Spectacle and more!
Full list of changes:
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