DEC
7
2011

KDE Telepathy 0.2 - The Future of Free Communication


KDE Telepathy 0.2

The KDE Telepathy team is pleased to announce its second release. KDE Telepathy is a suite of applications that form an instant-messaging client for Jabber, Gmail, Facebook, MSN and more. KDE Telepathy stands out from previous instant messaging solutions by being able to integrate into the Plasma Workspaces, and can also be used like a traditional application.

OCT
11
2011

ownCloud 2 released

ownCloud 2 has just been released. ownCloud is a web-based storage application similar to Google Docs, Dropbox or Ubuntu One with a big difference—your data is under your control. With version 2, the ownCloud team has improved the basic service and added valuable features:

  • Access your files on the web or integrate ownCloud with desktop file managers.
  • Share files securely.
  • Access music and personal information directly or connect through applications.
SEP
21
2011

Nepomuk Stability and Performance

Over at his blog, Sebastian Trüg is raising money for Nepomuk. Short version of this story--please give what you can to an important KDE project and a valuable KDE contributor. Background and details below. [update: The fundraiser is done. Thanks to everyone for your support.]

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:

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