It’s Christmas time for KDE Software users, the team has just announced the first beta of the 4.13 versions of Applications and Development Platform. This release also marks a freeze on APIs, dependencies and features so the team will now focus on hunting down bugs and polish it further.
This is the phase where KDE SC users can help the developers in finding and fixing the bugs. If you come across any bug you can file the bug reports so developer know of the issues. In my opinion if you _are_ a KDE user, you must active file reports and follow them up. In the end this is the software you are going to use.
Mario Fux, a KDE developer, rightly said, ” A variety of actual users is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance helps find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please join the 4.13 team’s release effort by installing the beta and reporting any bugs.”
KDE SC 4.12 update for March is out
If you still want to just stick to 4.12, the March updates are here and you should be able to update them buy just running updates on your systems. Mario says, “This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.7. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates; providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.”