KDE releases 4.11 RC1, and openSUSE packages follow!

The latest release from KDE moved from beta to RC stage, thus finding and reporting bugs is more important that ever. At the same time, the distribution packaging teams are also working in polishing their packages.

As far as openSUSE is concerned (not dissing other distros, just mentioning the one I’m involved in ;), you can kill two birds with one stone by installing the packages provided in the KDE:Distro:Factory repository. There are two kinds of issuses you need to report:

  • Issues in the software (bugs, crashes, unexpected behaviors, regressions…): KDE would like very much your feedback, so please submit detailed bug reports to bugs.kde.org;
  • Issues in the packaging (conflicts, missing files, improper installation…): in this case you may want to notify the openSUSE KDE team by filing a ticket to Novell’s Bugzilla.

You can also discuss about the upcoming release on the KDE Community Forums.

As this is not yet a stable release, this usually goes without saying, but I’m repeating it anyway: do not use these packages in production systems, install them only if you want to help testing. For everyone else, it’s much better to wait for the official release, which will also be part of the upcoming openSUSE 13.1.

That’s all. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get testing done!

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