The development release of the future KDE 4.6 has arrived with Beta 1 release just now. This brings a new excitement towards developers around the world, especially when some people are celebrating Thanksgiving holiday.
The beta release will be a good milestone for developers creating KDE apps to prepare themselves before the final version of KDE 4.6 will be released in January 2011 (perfect timing for a new year celebration).
KDE 4.6 will be another release of KDE which tries to move away from HAL and will communicate directly with udev, upower, and udisk. This will be a great achievement as more and more application started to move away from HAL, for example XOrg.
I'm not sure whether this release will be included in the next Slackware release (13.2), but i think Eric will have it ready in KTown in case it's not included in Slackware 13.2.