FEB
24
2014

KDE's Next Generation Semantic Search

For years, KDE software has included a semantic (relationship-based) searching infrastructure. Since its implementation, our developers received and digested a lot of feedback. Much work was put into improving the speed of indexing, keeping it out of the way of users and making Search more reliable.

The upcoming release of KDE Applications (version 4.13) will introduce the next step in the effort to improve the performance and stability of search features in KDE software. The improved Semantic Search is lighter on resources and more reliable than it was previously, but, thanks to considerable reuse of existing code, it is mature and offers a complete feature set.

Read on to find out more about the improvements to KDE's search, tagging and semantic technologies.

FEB
23
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 19th January 2014

FEB
18
2014

KDE Software Down Under

Today we proudly feature an interview with Bernard Gray from De Bortoli Wines, an Australian winemaking company.

FEB
14
2014

KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha Is Out

Today KDE released the first alpha of Frameworks 5, part of a series of releases leading up to the final version planned for June 2014. This release includes progress since the Frameworks 5 Tech Preview in the beginning of this year.

FEB
10
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 12th January 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDM has been removed
  • KDE-PIM improves the attachment editor; better ability to switch between inline and linked attachments, allows undo/redo archive mail
  • Skrooge adds options in "Income & Expenditure" dashboard widget
  • Nepomuk adds Baloo migrator
  • KGeography porting to KF5 in progress
  • Bug fixes in KDevelop and more.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

FEB
5
2014

KDE Ships February Updates to Applications and Platform

Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.6. 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, document viewer Okular, 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.

JAN
24
2014

Plasma Team Gathers in Barcelona

In the second week of January, KDE's Plasma team gathered in the Blue Systems office in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss and work on the next generation of KDE's popular workspace products. The meeting comes just at the right time, as the Plasma team has just finished a first technology preview, which puts the base technology in place and allows for an evaluation of the current progress. It also gives an opportunity for more refined plans for a first stable release.

JAN
20
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 5th January 2014

JAN
20
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 29th December 2013

JAN
15
2014

First Talks for conf.kde.in, Registration Open

conf.kde.in was announced in November, to take place February 21 – 23, 2014 in Gandhinagar, India. This three-day conference, the biggest KDE event in India, will bring together Qt developers, KDE contributors, open source enthusiasts and users from all across the nation. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn, share, contribute, innovate and create around Qt and KDE technology.

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