KDevelop 4.2 Supports Latest KDE Releases

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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.

Amarok 2.4 "Slipstream" Released

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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:

KDE Announces the Calligra Suite

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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.

KDE releases ownCloud 1.1

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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.

KDE's Marble Team Holds First Contributor Sprint

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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.

Sentinella Waits So You Don't Have To

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Have you ever started an update, download or file transfer only to find that you need to head off, so you leave your computer running to complete that task? Wouldn't it be great if there was a simple application that could monitor your computer and shut it down, suspend or hibernate it at the right time while you were not there?

Sentinella can do all that and more. Built on the KDE Platform, it integrates perfectly into a Plasma Workspace and is probably already available in your distro repositories.

KDevelop 4.1 Brings Git Integration

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Roughly half a year and over a thousand commits after the first stable release, the KDevelop hackers are proud and happy to announce the release of KDevelop 4.1, the first of hopefully many feature releases. As with the previous bugfix releases, we also make available updated versions of the KDevelop PHP plugins.

KDevelop 4.1 is more stable and polished than 4.0; we suggest everyone should update to this new version.

Amarok Celebrates Success, Announces Roktober Fundraiser

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October is here in all of its glory! Whether you are seeing the leaves turn or the sun coming back, it is time to celebrate Amarok. We are nearing the year’s end and are ready to sum up our efforts, while we continue to develop and Rok the World!

In the last twelve months, we have made more than 4000 commits, closed over 4000 bugs, released 6 new versions of Amarok, written a Quick Start Guide to Amarok, attended over 10 conferences and had a big developer sprint in Switzerland. All of this, thanks to your donations! We have a big fundraising goal this year to keep us on the fast development track.

KPresenter Template Contest Winners announced

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Wow your audience with KPresenter!

The KPresenter Template Contest was over on September 15. We are really happy with the number and the quality of the entries, and the fact that they came from all over the world. KPresenter 2.3 will be the first version of KPresenter 2 to ship with some cool templates to base your presentations on. Thanks to these templates it's easier than ever to wow your audience, your customers and your colleagues.

Hot Off The Press: Amarok Insider 15 and Amarok 2.3.2

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Amarok Insider 15 available now, includes the articles:

  • What's New in Amarok
  • Interview with a Developer: Leo Franchi
  • Podcasts on your Mobile Device
  • Automated Playlist Generator
  • Weekly Windows Build Now Available
  • Organizing a Music Collection

The Insider explores Amarok for the user, looking at features, development, and how to
get involved with the project.

Amarok 2.3.2 has also been released, with many bugfixes and improvements, led by our new Automated Playlist Generator, two new applets: Similar Artists and Upcoming Events, an upgrade to Dynamic Collections, and improvements in the collection browser, Cover fetching, file browser, podcasts and importing

Finally, we have a new video tutorial page. See our new features and how to use them. Discover your music!