JUL
5
2016

KDE Plasma 5.7

KDE Plasma 5.7 Video


JUN
17
2016

KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta



KDE Plasma 5.7

KDE Plasma 5.7

Thursday, 16 June 2016. Today KDE releases a beta update to its desktop software, Plasma 5.7.

JUN
16
2016

KDE e.V. Joins Advisory Board of The Document Foundation

Today we are delighted to announce that KDE e.V. is joining the advisory board of The Document Foundation, the foundation backing LibreOffice and the Document Liberation Project. The Document Foundation also joins KDE e.V.'s group of advising community partners as an affiliate.

JUN
16
2016

KDE Doing a Survey for Input on our Mission

Illustration of an online survey

As already hinted at in the article about KDE's Vision, the next step in setting our path into the future is defining KDE's Mission statement. Right after our Vision was published, a group of people started drafting a Mission statement and discussing it on the kde-community mailing list.

While we agreed on most aspects of the Mission, it became obvious that on some key issues, we just had quite different individual opinions. Even if an individual opinion prevailed in our discussion, we would not know whether that opinion was shared by the majority of the KDE community. This is a problem, because especially in a volunteer-driven community where a Mission cannot be enforced from the top down, it can only have a practical effect if the majority of those doing the work agree with it. However it became obvious that not that many KDE contributors both had the time and were comfortable with contributing to the discussion on the mailing list.

Therefore, in order to still be able to find out what the majority of the community considers the right approach towards our Vision, we set up an online survey, hoping that this would make it easier for people to voice their opinion in an easy, anonymous way. Since we always focus on our users, we are also interested in the opinion of interested users, so we opened up the survey for everyone.

So, regardless of whether you consider yourself a KDE contributor or "just" an interested user, please
Participate in our survey

It should not take more than 5-10 minutes and providing your input on what KDE should do will help us move towards our Vision!

JUN
8
2016

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Available now

KDE is thrilled to announce the first at-large version of KDE neon User Edition.



KDE neon User Edition 5.6 installer

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software.

MAY
9
2016

Krita 2016 Kickstarter: Let's Make Text and Vector Art Awesome

Today we kick off the third Krita kickstarter! It's beginning to become a tradition. Last year, our Kickstarter backers funded the development of performance improvements and animation support -- and a bunch of other features. Right now, we're still working on finishing up the Krita 3.0 release before we implement the last of the stretch goals you all helped fund last year.

Krita Kickstarter 2016 Video

APR
27
2016

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report - 1st Half of 2015

The KDE e.V. report for the first half of 2015 is now available. It presents a survey of all the activities and events carried out, supported, and funded by KDE e.V. in that period, as well as the reporting of major events, conferences and mentoring programs that KDE has been involved in.

APR
19
2016

KDE at Augsburger Linux-Tag

Kai Uwe Broulik reports from open source conference Augsburger Linux-Tag which happened in Bavaria last weekend.

On Saturday, 16 April I had the honor of representing KDE at the 15. Augsburger Linux-Tag, one of the oldest and largest Linux gatherings in southern Germany.

Konqi guarding the KDE booth Konqi guarding the KDE booth

It was my first time attending such an event and it was a great experience. With me I had a computer running the latest and greatest KDE neon with Plasma 5.6 – hooked up to a gorgeous 4K monitor. In addition to that I brought a Nexus 5 running Plasma Mobile and an infrared remote control for browsing Plasma Media Center.

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