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    Default KDE Delivers 4.8 Release Candidate

    Phoronix: KDE Delivers 4.8 Release Candidate

    Just in time for some holiday testing, the KDE SC 4.8 Release Candidate is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAzMjE

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    Great. Can't wait for openSUSE to offer packages. RCs of the SC are usually very mature with only translations lagging behind.

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    Default Smooth scrolling

    Is smooth scrolling going to be working on 4.8 release. Its one small feature which I really want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatino View Post
    Is smooth scrolling going to be working on 4.8 release. Its one small feature which I really want.
    Yes and no. You need to understand that smooth scrolling has nothing to do with KDE. It's a feature of Qt and you have to bug Nokia about it who show no interest in improving traditional GUI elements when Qt 5 is just around the corner.
    Smooth scrolling is available since quite some time in newly introduced GUI elements which Nokia added mainly out of self-interest for mobile platforms.
    The interfaces of all applications would have to be rewritten almost from scratch which is a lot to do if the only gain is slightly different scrolling behavior.
    That said, newer GUIs are typically written using the more recent Qt GUI elements, like anything Plasma-related.

    KApps 4.8 also includes Dolphin 2.0 which is based on newer GUI technology: http://ppenz.blogspot.com/2011/08/in...olphin-20.html
    Smooth scrolling is a side effect of it.

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