Last month the KDE development community announced their plans to reposition the KDE brand
. With what was previously just called "KDE" to mean the entire desktop and its packages, that is to now be called the "KDE Software Compilation" and KDE is no longer to mean the K Desktop Environment. There was also some other changes such as the workspaces now needing to be called the KDE Plasma Desktop or KDE Plasma Netbook, but that's besides the point of this article. What has been released today is KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 (what would have just been called "KDE 4.3.4" a month ago).
Version 4.3.4 of the KDE Software Compilation brings a Plasma fix that makes it more responsive due to a pixmap cache fix, Okular stability improvements, Marble has been more polished, and the KGpg encryption tool has received some fixes for non-ASCII characters.
The press release that details the changes for KDE Software Compilation 4.3.4 can be found at KDE.org
. KDE Software Compilation 4.4 should be out around the end of January / the start of February.