- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Akonadi server now supports searching via 3rd party search plugins which means it can retrieve results very quickly; it also supports server-search (searching items not indexed by a local indexing service)
- Systemtray allows DBus-activation for Plasmoids
- Dolphin and KMail's messagelist filter and search windows have been ported to Baloo
- Okular adds tabbed interface
- In KDevelop, it is now possible to jump to runtime output error messages
- Kate adds keyword-based completion model
- Google Drive API support has been added.
Last week, the first beta of Applications and Platform 4.13 was released. This week, beta 2 is coming. The openSUSE team has already asked its users to start the testing engines and that request extends to the entire community of KDE users!
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.