Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mepis Plunges into KDE 4 with its 8.5 Alpha Release: Good News for All KDE Fans

Mepis 8.5 alpha releasedYesterday Warren uploaded SimplyMEPIS 8.4.80, the alpha release of MEPIS 8.5 with KDE 4, commemorating the seventh anniversary of MEPIS Linux. However, Mepis will provide updates to Mepis 8. Warren says, "... a lot of users have asked that we support the KDE 4.3 desktop, yet other users have asked that we continue to support KDE 3.5.10. So in the spirit of our ongoing updates, we are building 8.5, not as a replacement for 8.0, but rather as an alternative for those users who want KDE 4.3. We will continue to support 8.0 with KDE 3.5.10 in parallel with 8.5 and KDE 4.3."

Mepis 8.4.80 alpha defaults to a 2.6.32.rc8 kernel and includes KDE 4.3.2 and QT 4.5.3.

This announcement makes it clear that KDE 4 is finally ready for mass consumption, cos Warren is one among the few distro makers who give maximum priority to stability and usability. Sure, there will be a lot of alphas and betas before Mepis 8.5 goes gold. But then, the wait will be worth it!

For more please read the release announcement.


[stx] said...

here is the beta1 :-)

manmath sahu said...

thanks stx for the info.
i tried mepis 8.5 beta1. it seems rc of today's popular distros. mepis people are doing a really great job.

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