DEC
18
2013

KDE Releases Applications and Development Platform 4.12

The KDE Community is proud to announce the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering new features and fixes. With Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Platform frozen and receiving only long term support, those teams are focusing on the technical transition to Frameworks 5. The upgrade in the version number for the Platform is only for packaging convenience. All bug fixes and minor features developed since the release of Platform 4.11 have been included. This release is translated into 52 languages; more languages are expected to be added in subsequent monthly minor bugfix releases. The Documentation Team updated several application handbooks for this release. Read on to learn more.

DEC
11
2013

A First - KDE and the Outreach Program for Women

The KDE Community participated in the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) for the first time this year. It was more successful than expected. KDE got many great applications and mentored 4 students contributing to Free Software. The Outreach Program for Women encourages women to get involved in free and open source software. It provides a supportive community to begin contributing any time throughout the year, and offers focused internship opportunities twice a year with several free software organizations.

NOV
30
2013

KDE Ships Release Candidate of Applications and Platform 4.12

KDE has made available the Release Candidate of the new versions of KDE Applications and Development Platform.

NOV
24
2013

KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.12

KDE has released the third beta of the 4.12 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested.

NOV
14
2013

KDE Ships Second Beta of Applications and Platform 4.12

KDE has released the second beta of the new versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested.

NOV
8
2013

KDE Ships First Beta of Applications and Platform 4.12

KDE has released betas of the new versions of Applications and the KDE Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing.

This release does not include Plasma Workspaces, which was frozen for new features in its 4.11 series. The Development Platform has been virtually frozen for a number of releases in anticipation of KDE Frameworks 5. So this release is mainly about improving and polishing Applications.

SEP
5
2013

Plasma Active 4 - ready when you are

The KDE Community announces the release of Plasma Active 4 (PA4). Plasma Active is a user experience technology stack for consumer electronics. While the default user interface is for tablets, it can be customized to work on smartphones, settop boxes, smart TVs, and touch computing devices such as home automation and in-vehicle infotainment. There are major new improvements to the Files application, an overhaul of the on-screen keyboard and a completely free and open source system based on the Mer Core.

SEP
4
2013

KDE Release Structure Evolves

With the upcoming Frameworks 5, the KDE Release Team will decouple the release cycles of Workspaces, Applications and Platform. While Applications will have more releases in the 4.x series, the Plasma Workspaces team has decided to focus on Workspaces 2. The recently released 4.11 version of Plasma Workspaces will have Long Term Support. Meanwhile, work on Frameworks 5 is progressing, making KDE technologies ready for the future. What does all this mean? Read on to find out!

SEP
3
2013

KDE Ships September Updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform

Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. 4.11.1 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the 4.11 release and are recommended updates for everyone running the initial 4.11 releases. As this release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Read on for more details.


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SEP
2
2013

ALERT Project concludes successfully

Back in the last months of 2010, the ALERT Project began. Partly funded under the European Union's 7th Framework Programme, the project followed in the footsteps of research efforts such as NEPOMUK. Its objectives were to help open source developers to work more effectively and to produce better software by improving bug tracking, resolution and software quality tools.

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