Progress in KDE 4
I just tried the live cd of openSUSE 11.1 beta 5 with KDE 4.1.3. Kubuntu has released the KDE 4.1.3 update in their backports. KDE 4 now has the “hide” feature in it's desktop panel. Not having the hide feature was one of my major objections to using KDE 4 as an everyday desktop.
Root Krusader is still not working in KDE4, but with the progress the KDE team is making root Krusader should be working soon.
So, the reason for this post is just to say my objections to Linux Mint KDE 6 CE having KDE4 is now null and void. By the time Linux Mint KDE 6 CE is released KDE4 will have many more things working, so using it everyday shouldn't be a problem for most users. DistroWatch said recently that KDE4 should be finished by early 2010 but I think it might be finished sooner.