JAN
15
2014

KDE Ships January Updates to Applications and Platform 4.12

Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series. Starting with the next Applications and Development Platform release, 4.12.2, there will also be a maintenance release of Workspaces 4.11.6. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates; it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

JAN
11
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 22nd December 2013

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KStars adds support to online plate solving using astrometry.net web services API, optimizes memory usage
  • Umbrello adds duplication of diagrams
  • KWin adds an option in oxygenrc to disable window background
  • Krita adds thumbnail support for kra and ora files
  • Numerous bug fixes in KMix.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

JAN
7
2014

KDE Ships January Updates to Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Platform

Today KDE released updates for its Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. These updates are the fifth in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.11 series. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support. Workspace development efforts are focused on Plasma 2; current generation Plasma Workspaces will continue to receive updates until August 2015.

JAN
7
2014

Frameworks 5 Tech Preview

The KDE Community is proud to announce a Tech Preview of KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks 5 is the result of almost three years of work to plan, modularize, review and port the set of libraries previously known as KDElibs or KDE Platform 4 into a set of Qt Addons, separate libraries with well-defined dependencies and abilities, ready for Qt 5. This gives the Qt ecosystem a powerful set of drop-in libraries providing additional functionality for a wide variety of tasks and platforms, based on over 15 years of KDE experience in building applications. Today, all the Frameworks are available in Tech Preview mode; a final release is planned for the first half of 2014. Some Tech Preview addons (notably KArchive and Threadweaver) are more mature than others at this time.

JAN
7
2014

KDE at FOSDEM 2014

KDE will be at FOSDEM in Brussels on 1&2 February this year. We will have a stall both days showing off the latest builds of Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2. Saturday will see our Desktop devroom which is shared with GNOME, LXDE and Unity.

JAN
5
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 15th December 2013

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Marble adds support for cyclestreets.net bicycle routing, showing journey duration for OSRM routing
  • KHelpcenter adds alphabetical sorting for modules and category reorganization to make it easier to use
  • Akonadi speeds up appending new items
  • Plasma improves change wallpaper animation
  • Qt5/KDE Frameworks 5 effort includes porting and enabling SMB kioslave to Qt5/KF5.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

JAN
4
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 8th December 2013

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Artikulate enables initial learner profile support
  • Marble gets implementation of movie capturing
  • Calligra gains Apple Keynote document import filter
  • Choqok gets initial Pump.io implementation
  • KWin improves icon handling: uses a QIcon in client for the icons instead of Pixmaps and now all sizes are available in one QIcon allowing easy access the best fitting one
  • Plasma improves crash recovery for plasma-shell
  • KNotes is converted to Akonadi
  • Interesting work in progress: server-side search in Akonadi, online banking including sending credit transfers in KMyMoney.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

DEC
23
2013

KDE Commit-Digest for 1st December 2013

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

Read the rest of the Digest here.

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


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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.

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