Hello fellow KDE devs and users!
I'm glad to tell you that the 4.8.1 update is available in Fedora in fedora-kde48 and kde-testing. Check out the amazing KDEPIM and folderview bugfixes, and probably a ton of other nice stuff!
Also, the hardcore desktop tweakers out there will appreciate one kdelibs / workspace / folderview fix I did for 4.8.1. Namely, I introduced a new
SETTINGS_STYLE, and patched kcmstyle to emit a
KGlobalSettings::settingsChangednotification with this category when the Graphic Effects level in the Fine Tuning tab is changed. Then, I patched FolderView to take advantage of that functionality, so now the hover-enter / hover-leave icon frame animation will only be enabled for the "low-low" and "high-low" (the topmost two) effect levels. I welcome those of you who use animations in your apps to take advantage of this change as well and consider disabling some or all of those animations at a certain graphic effects level. FolderView, for example, disables animations at
GradientEffectsand enables them at the higher levels.
Unfortunately, I forgot to backport the kde-workspace (kcmstyle) part of the fix to 4.8.1, and done that only a few hours ago (the original fix I did it mid-February). However, in Fedora, the fix will be available in 4.8.1-2. The other distros will probably push it as part of 4.8.2 when it is released.
Feedback for 4.8.1 in fedora-kde48 / kde-testing welcome! (of course, you should be reporting it to the RH tracker, I can only notify you about the updates)