DEC
20
2013

Plasma Media Center 1.2 Released In Time For Christmas


Welcome to PMC 1.2

The KDE community has a Christmas gift for you! We are happy to announce the release of KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2—your first stop for media and entertainment created by the Elves at KDE. Plasma Media Center is designed to provide an easy and comfortable way to watch your videos, browse your photo collection and listen to your music, all in one place. This release brings many refinements and a host of new features, making consuming media even easier and more fun.

DEC
20
2013

Plasma 2 Technology Preview


File Transfers

KDE's Plasma Team presents a first glimpse at the evolution of the Plasma Workspaces. Plasma 2 Technology Preview demonstrates the current development status. The Plasma 2 user interfaces are built using QML and run on top of a fully hardware accelerated graphics stack using Qt5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma 2 is a converged workspace shell that can run and switch between user interfaces for different formfactors, and makes the workspace adaptable to a given target device. The first formfactor workspace demonstrated in this tech preview is Plasma Desktop, showing an incremental evolution to known desktop and laptop paradigms. The user experience aims at keeping existing workflows intact, while providing incremental visual and interactive improvements. Some of those can be observed in this technology preview, many others are still being worked on.

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!

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