The K Desktop Environment released yesterday KDE 3.4 beta 1, code named “Krokodile”. Slackware packages were ready right from the start, and I left my office machine overnight downloading them.
Today I installed the packages, and checked the beta out. The whole thing looks very stable, nice, and more polished. One thing I don’t care too much, however, is the new Kicker look. Now it looks awful, but then, it’s completely subjective. The other problem is that authentication support in SMTP was not compiled, so I was unable to use our church’s SMTP hosting account.
Otherwise than that, it really doesn’t even feel like a beta, but as top-quality release software. Kudos to the KDE developers!