KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha Two Is Out

Frameworks 5 based apps on Wayland

Today KDE released the second alpha of Frameworks 5, part of a series of releases leading up to the final version planned for June 2014. This release includes progress since the previous alpha last month.

See the announcement on for more information and links to downloads. For information about Frameworks 5, see this earlier article on the dot.


KDE PIM November Sprint

KDE PIM sprint Nov 2013

In early 2013, it was established that "Osnabrück is not a place". Meaning that the KDE PIM spring sprint, which traditionally takes place in Osnabrück, could happen at a different location and still be a continuation of the tradition.

KDE PIM's autumn sprint has traditionally been in Berlin, but since the team decided that "Berlin is not a place" applies as well, this year installment of the sprint took place in Brno in the Czech republic.

Even people without the exceptional deduction skills of Sherlock Holmes have certainly deduced by now that KDE PIM sprints happen in cities that are not places but coincidentally contain the letters B, R and N.

Now, without further procrastination, the story about the KDE PIM autumn sprint, brought to you by KDE e.V., Red Hat and the letters B, R and N.


KDE and Google Summer of Code 2014

KDE is happy to announce that it has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. This will allow students from around the world to work with mentors on KDE software projects. Successful students will receive stipends from Google.


KDE's Next Generation Semantic Search

For years, KDE software has included a semantic (relationship-based) searching infrastructure. Since its implementation, our developers received and digested a lot of feedback. Much work was put into improving the speed of indexing, keeping it out of the way of users and making Search more reliable.

The upcoming release of KDE Applications (version 4.13) will introduce the next step in the effort to improve the performance and stability of search features in KDE software. The improved Semantic Search is lighter on resources and more reliable than it was previously, but, thanks to considerable reuse of existing code, it is mature and offers a complete feature set.

Read on to find out more about the improvements to KDE's search, tagging and semantic technologies.


KDE Software Down Under

Today we proudly feature an interview with Bernard Gray from De Bortoli Wines, an Australian winemaking company.


KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha Is Out

Today KDE released the first alpha of Frameworks 5, part of a series of releases leading up to the final version planned for June 2014. This release includes progress since the Frameworks 5 Tech Preview in the beginning of this year.


KDE Commit-Digest for 12th January 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDM has been removed
  • KDE-PIM improves the attachment editor; better ability to switch between inline and linked attachments, allows undo/redo archive mail
  • Skrooge adds options in "Income & Expenditure" dashboard widget
  • Nepomuk adds Baloo migrator
  • KGeography porting to KF5 in progress
  • Bug fixes in KDevelop and more.

Read the rest of the Digest here.


KDE Ships February Updates to Applications and Platform

Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.6. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates; providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

More than 20 recorded bugfixes include improvements to Personal Information Management suite Kontact, Umbrello UML Modeller, document viewer Okular, web browser Konqueror, file manager Dolphin and others. A more complete list of changes can be found in KDE's issue tracker.

To find out more about the 4.12 versions of KDE Applications and Development Platform, please refer to the 4.12 release notes.