From KDE Dot News:
A new article on Newsforge discusses the new features in KDE 4, which is to feature Appeal, "a mechanism for bringing artists, usability experts, programmers, and enthusiasts together in the earliest stages of development by holding in-person meetings and maintaining ongoing communication over mailing lists, wikis, and Web-based forums". This includes Tenor, a contextual link engine which makes information about files available to other KDE apps via "another KDE framework". Also discussed is Plasma, "a project to design and implement an entirely new desktop shell, combining the desktop (including wallpaper and icons), the panel and its applets, and desktop applets like SuperKaramba into a coherent and innovative vision". Looks ambitious. Worth reading.