OCT
5
2011

KDE's October Updates Improve Kontact Performance

Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. These updates are the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.7 series. 4.7.2 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.7 series and are recommended updates for everyone running 4.7.0 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

SEP
16
2011

KDE e.V. Report for Second Quarter 2011

KDE e.V., the non-profit organization that supports the KDE community in legal and financial matters, has published its report for the second quarter of 2011 (pdf). The report introduces the KDE e.V. administrative staff, and has information about the various contributor sprints and events that KDE members attended in the second quarter of 2011.

SEP
7
2011

KDE Ships September Updates

Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform.

AUG
22
2011

Call for Hosts for Akademy 2012

While the heat of the Desktop Summit 2011 is still remaining, we are already looking for a host for Akademy 2012.

Akademy is the annual gathering of the KDE community, one of the largest and most significant in the world of Free and Open Source Software. At Akademy, the KDE community gathers to exchange ideas for development and to discuss other important topics. It is an extraordinary occasion for creativity, enthusiasm, commitment, close working relationships and innovation, so hosting Akademy is a rare opportunity.

JUL
26
2011

Release 4.7 - New Features, Improved Stability and Performance

KDE is delighted to announce its latest releases—Version 4.7—providing major updates to the KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Check out the highlights below, or read the full announcement.

JUL
11
2011

KDE Ships Second 4.7 Release Candidate

Today, KDE has released a second release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute showstopper bugs and finishing translation and documentation that comes along with the releases.

JUL
9
2011

KDE Ships July Updates

KDE has released updates for its Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform, the fourth in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.6 series. 4.6.5 updates bring many bugfixes and translation updates on top of the latest edition in the 4.6 series. These updates are recommended for everyone running 4.6.4 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

JUN
25
2011

KDE Ships First 4.7 Release Candidate

KDE has released a first release candidate of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing last-minute bugs and completing translations and documentation.

The 4.7 release will bring a number of exciting improvements:

  • KWin, Plasma's window manager now supports OpenGL-ES 2.0, improving performance and deployability on mobile devices
  • Dolphin, KDE's flexible file manager has seen user interface improvements and now sports a better user experience for searching in files' metadata.
  • KDM, KDE's login manager now interfaces with the Grub2 bootloader
  • Marble, the virtual globe now supports offline address search, especially making its mobile version more useful on the road

To download source code or packages to install go to the 4.7 RC1 Info Page.

JUN
10
2011

New Kontact Suite Brings Next-Gen Groupware to Desktop and Mobile

Akonadi - The Personal Information Storage Service

June 10, 2011. KDE is proud to announce the release of the next generation Kontact Suite, based on the Akonadi framework. In addition to this, we are also proud to announce the June maintenance update of the KDE Software Compilation 4.6. Unsurprisingly, the port of Kontact to Akonadi is finally being released the same day as Duke Nukem Forever, making it relatively timely.

MAY
25
2011

KDE Ships First 4.7 Beta

KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality.

The 4.7 release will bring a number of exciting improvements:

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