APR
1
2014

KDE Ships April Updates to Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces

Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the fourth in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.8. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

More than 20 recorded bugfixes include improvements to Personal Information Management suite Kontact, Umbrello UML Modeller, touch typing application KTouch, web browser Konqueror, file manager Dolphin and others. A more complete list of changes can be found in KDE's issue tracker.

To find out more about the 4.12 versions of KDE Applications and Development Platform, please refer to the 4.12 release notes.

MAR
28
2014

KDE to Attend Freedesktop Summit 2014

Next week, from Monday the 31st of March to the 4th of April (Friday), developers from the major Linux desktops (GNOME, KDE, Unity and RazorQt) will meet in Nuremberg for the second Freedesktop Summit.

MAR
28
2014

KDE Ships Release Candidate of Applications and Platform 4.13

KDE has announced the Release Candidate of the 4.13 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. We kindly request your assistance with finding and fixing issues.

A partial list of improvements can be found in the 4.13 Feature Plan. A more complete list of the improvements and changes will be available for the final release in the middle of April.

This release candidate release needs a thorough testing in order to improve quality and user experience. A variety of actual users is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance helps find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please join the 4.13 team's release effort by installing the release candidate and reporting any bugs. Read this article to find out how you can help testing.

The official announcement has information about how to install the RCs.

MAR
22
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th February 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • 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.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAR
20
2014

KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.13

The KDE community today released the third beta of Applications and Development Platform 4.13. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. We kindly request your assistance with finding and fixing issues.

A partial list of improvements can be found in the 4.13 Feature Plan. A more complete list of the improvements and changes will be available for the final release in the middle of April.

This third beta release needs a thorough testing in order to improve quality and user experience. A variety of actual users is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance helps find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please join the 4.13 team's release effort by installing the beta and reporting any bugs.

The official announcement has information about how to install the betas.

MAR
18
2014

KDE wins Linux New Media Readers Choice Award 2014

Last week at CeBIT, KDE won the Linux New Media Readers Choice Award 2014 (link to German language Linux Magazine) for the best Linux Desktop Environment. 46% of the readers of Linux New Media's global publications voted for KDE. Runner-ups were GNOME with 18% and XFCE with 13%. Other awards went to CyanogenMod, Raspberry Pi, Bitcoin, Puppet, Tor and Git.

MAR
15
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th February 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • 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.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAR
13
2014

KDE Ships Second Beta of Applications and Platform 4.13

The KDE community today released the second beta of Applications and Development Platform 4.13. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. We kindly request your assistance with finding and fixing issues.

A partial list of improvements can be found in the 4.13 Feature Plan. A more complete list of the improvements and changes will be available for the final release in the middle of April.

MAR
12
2014

Applications 4.13 Coming Soon, Help Us Test!

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!

MAR
10
2014

Conf.kde.in 2014 - Knowledge. Power. Freedom.

conf.kde.in 2014 was held at DA-IICT (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology) in Ghandinagar, India during the weekend of 22nd to 24th February. It was a big mashup of many different cultures with speakers and delegates from Europe, the USA and different parts of India. A platform for the exchange of ideas, and spontaneous discussions about goals and thoughts regarding open source as well as technological advancements. Also how to make paper planes.

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