Linux Mint 14 for KDE Users is Almost Ready

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 05, 2012

Every release KDE users are treated like red-headed stepchildren over there at Linux Mint. We wait and wait... Fortunately, Clem announced the Release Candidate today, which means version 14 with KDE should be along any time now. It comes with most of goodies outlined earlier and we'll miss the showstopppers that prompted a quick update.

Clement Lefebvre today announced Linux Mint 14 RC with KDE 4.9.2. Like the others, this release is based on Ubuntu 12.10 and includes Linux 3.5, Xorg X Server 1.13.0, and GCC 4.7.2. KDE 4.9.2 in Mint includes improvements such as enhanced Dolphin metadata, New "Change Directory To" upon drop in a Konsole, and Kwin got lots of quality and performance improvements. Kontact received many bugfixes and performance improvements too and Workspaces now have MPRIS2 support.

The software manager received some visual improvements and some structural changes as well. Most notable is the new apt client that replaced aptdaemon and now fully supports debconf. This release comes with a lot of the new artwork seen in the others, and hopefully a new default background before final.

Read the full announcement here for more details, some errata, and download information.