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Aaron Aseigo is back

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KDE 4.1 was released last week and there has been a lot of positive coverage in the press and the blogosphere about it. (Side note .. The promo team is busy collecting a list of these articles and putting them together for publication on kde.org.)

With the release of 4.1, KDE executed on our collective commitment to release in July. More importantly, that release fulfilled the milestone we set out for ourselves: a day-to-day usable desktop shell, more polish on the applications, lots of bugs fixed, more platform coverage and more application porting underway.

Make no mistake about it: 4.0 was absolutely required for the development team to successfuly unfold KDE4 over the coming years; but with 4.1 it is indeed time to look forward, not back.

So .. looking forward:

The hiatus is over: I'm back.




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