JUN
21
2011

Could You Be the Voice of Marble?


Be the voice of Marble

Thousands of people use Marble on the Nokia N900 to find their way and explore the world. Become their voice!

Record your voice speaking a handful of turn instructions like "bear left!" and participate in the Voice of Marble contest. With a bit of luck, your voice will be chosen as the default speaker for voice guidance in Marble's next version (1.2, to be released in July 2011).

JUN
5
2011

Be Part of Krita's First Training DVD

In the last year, thanks to the help from the many sponsors in the KDE community and beyond, Krita has grown into a mature and polished application for digital artists. We've already seen many great pieces of art being produced with Krita!

But there's one thing still lacking--besides a Windows installer, which is coming--and that's good training material. The Krita team is working on a manual, but manuals aren't the kind of training material artists really want.

At the recent Krita sprint, artist Animtim suggested a plan for creating a training DVD for Krita, and we were very happy. Animtim is now a full member of the Krita team and we're confident that his plan will bear fruit! But your donations are needed to make it happen.

MAY
23
2011

Calligra Announces First Snapshot Release

The Calligra project has announced the first snapshot release of the Calligra suite, five months after Calligra and KOffice split ways. During that time, the Calligra team has improved the core libraries and all the applications.

APR
18
2011

Marble 1.1 released

The Marble Team has just released Marble 1.1. This release is special! With many new features being developed during Google Code-in, the Marble Team decided to get it out between the usual KDE application releases. The new version provides several new features and improvements:

  • Map Creation Wizard and Map Sharing
  • OpenDesktop and Earthquakes Online Service
  • Extended Plugin Configuration
  • Map Editing
  • Voice Navigation

As with every Marble release, there is a feature guide with screenshots.

APR
15
2011

First Calligra Sprint


Calligra Sprint in progress (click image to enlarge)

Over the April 1st - 3rd weekend, the first Calligra sprint took place at the KDAB office in Berlin. With a total of 31 people from 14 nations, the room was crowded to the bursting point! It was a very successful sprint, and the first KDE sprint for many of the attendees.

JAN
31
2011

KDevelop 4.2 Supports Latest KDE Releases

Only three months after the last feature release, the KDevelop hackers are proud and happy to announce the release of KDevelop 4.2. As usual, we also make available updated versions of the KDevelop PHP plugins.

You should find that KDevelop 4.2 is significantly more stable and polished than 4.1, with some important changes under the hood; we suggest that everyone updates to this version, if possible.

Please note that this version is required for users of KDE Platform 4.6 or higher. It will also work with KDE Platform 4.5 but Platform 4.4 or older are not supported.

JAN
15
2011

Amarok 2.4 "Slipstream" Released

After a longer than usual and especially intense development period, the Amarok team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Amarok 2.4, codename "Slipstream".

This release brings significant performance, usability and stability improvements. Many bugs have been fixed, especially in the context pane, and the collection scanner has been rewritten from scratch. Notable features that have been added to this release include:

DEC
6
2010

KDE Announces the Calligra Suite

The KDE community today announces the start of the Calligra Suite project, a continuation of the KOffice project. The new name reflects the wider value of the KOffice technology platform beyond just desktop office applications. With a new name for the Suite and new names for the productivity applications, the Calligra community welcomes a new stage in the development of free productivity and creativity applications for desktop and mobile devices.

NOV
25
2010

KDE releases ownCloud 1.1

Frank Karlitschek has just released ownCloud version 1.1, which contains many new features, bugfixes and improvements. It is suitable for everyday use. ownCloud is a web-based storage application similar to Google Docs, Dropbox or Ubuntu One with one major difference - all your data is under your own control. Read Frank's blogpost for more information about this active project and its growing development team.

NOV
15
2010

KDE's Marble Team Holds First Contributor Sprint

The first Developer Conference for the Free Software Virtual Globe Marble ended successfully on November 7. Almost a dozen developers from the Marble community (the "Marbleheads") met for a weekend sprint at the basysKom office in Nuremberg.

Read on for details of the sprint and to access videos of new Marble features.

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