APR
16
2014

KDE Releases Applications and Development Platform 4.13

April 16 2014 - The KDE Community proudly announces the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering new features and fixes. Major improvements are made to KDE's Semantic Search technology, benefiting many applications. With Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform frozen and receiving only long term support, those teams are focusing on the transition to Frameworks 5. This release is translated into 53 languages; more languages are expected to be added in subsequent monthly minor bugfix releases.

APR
6
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd March 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

APR
5
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd February 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDevelop Clang support adds refactoring / renaming of variables and functions
  • Kate adds jump to next/previous change function and a plugin that allows you to launch the replicode executable with specified settings
  • KDE-PIM implements webdav sharelink, adds optional KAccounts support to the facebook resource
  • Krita has a config option to pick colors with opacity
  • Plasma MediaCenter implements a media cache populated by one or more media sources
  • NetworkManager supports an airplane mode
  • Porting to Frameworks5 continues in rekonq, ksecrets, YaKuake.
APR
4
2014

Interview with Aaron Seigo About Bodega Appstore


Welcome to the Bodega store!

The openSUSE News site features an interview with Aaron Seigo about Bodega, a content store technology developed under the KDE umbrella. We replicate the KDE-relevant parts of the article here.

What is Bodega?

First off, let’s find out what Bodega is all about. Aaron explains:

Bodega is a store for digital stuff. In fancy words: it creates a catalog of metadata which represents digital assets.

APR
2
2014

KDE Releases Alpha Version of Next-gen Plasma Workspace


Plasma Next: familiar yet polished

KDE today releases the first Alpha version of the next-generation Plasma workspace. This kicks off the public testing phase for the next iteration of the popular Free software workspace, code-named "Plasma Next" (referring to the 'next' Plasma release-see below "A note on versioning and naming"). Plasma Next is built using QML and runs on top of a fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack using Qt 5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma Next provides a core desktop experience that will be easy and familiar for current users of KDE workspaces or alternative Free Software or proprietary offerings. Plasma Next is planned to be released as 2014.6 on the 17th of June.

APR
1
2014

KDE Ships First Beta of Frameworks 5

Today KDE makes available the first beta of Frameworks 5. This release is part of a series of releases leading up to the final version planned for June 2014 following the second alpha last month. This release marks the freeze of source incompatible changes and the introduction of the Frameworks 5 Porting Aids.

APR
1
2014

KDE Ships April Updates to Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces

Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the fourth in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.8. 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, touch typing application KTouch, 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.

MAR
28
2014

KDE to Attend Freedesktop Summit 2014

Next week, from Monday the 31st of March to the 4th of April (Friday), developers from the major Linux desktops (GNOME, KDE, Unity and RazorQt) will meet in Nuremberg for the second Freedesktop Summit.

MAR
28
2014

KDE Ships Release Candidate of Applications and Platform 4.13

KDE has announced the Release Candidate of the 4.13 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. We kindly request your assistance with finding and fixing issues.

A partial list of improvements can be found in the 4.13 Feature Plan. A more complete list of the improvements and changes will be available for the final release in the middle of April.

This release candidate release needs a thorough testing in order to improve quality and user experience. A variety of actual users is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance helps find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please join the 4.13 team's release effort by installing the release candidate and reporting any bugs. Read this article to find out how you can help testing.

The official announcement has information about how to install the RCs.

MAR
22
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th February 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Amarok merges advanced track statistics importers (a GSoC project)
  • KDevelop allows language plugins to provide styles to formatters
  • Konsole stores terminal size in the profile, each profile can now set desired column and row size; allows users to specify css file for tab bar style (this can be used to set minimum width of the tabs, distinguish active tab, etc)
  • Kwallet replaces SHA with PBKDF2-SHA512+Salt
  • Porting to Qt5 and Frameworks 5 continues, we have initial ports of kfind and konq.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

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