KDE 4.9 is here. A good overview article by Ars: http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... -for-qt-5/
Some "release parties" are planned. I am planning one in Montreal. Details of worldwide events (and remember, you can start one yourself): http://community.kde.org/Promo/Events/R ... arties/4.9
TR Gerbils are all welcome whether or not you have previous KDE experience. Will be a nice social meetup.
I will see if I can load up an old notebook with KDE 4.9 on top of Kubuntu perhaps.
Anyway, gerbils fire away with your comments about KDE here!