APR
25
2013

Krita Support Services Now Available

KO GmbH announces extensive support services for Krita, the award-winning graphics application. Krita is an advanced paint application with a complete set of professional paint tools that can handle extremely large images effortlessly. It is particularly well-suited for special effects work in the movie industry.

APR
24
2013

Plasma Pow-wow Produces Detailed Plans for Workspace Convergence


Code review during the Plasma sprint

Last week, members of the Plasma team met in Nürnberg, Germany to discuss open questions on the road to Plasma Workspaces 2. The meeting was kindly hosted by SUSE and supported by the KDE e.V.. For the Plasma team, the meeting came at a perfect point in time: porting of Plasma to a new graphics has commenced, is in fact well under way, and has raised some questions that are best discussed in a high-bandwidth setting in person.

Graphics Stack Options

The developers laid out the plans for an eventual release of Plasma Workspaces 2, based on KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt5. Wayland is also part of this plan. Starting with Plasma Worskpaces 2, Wayland will join X11 as a supported windowing environment, and all new development is taking this into consideration. Wayland is a replacement for most of the functionality which is today offered by Xorg. Wayland simplifies the graphics stack significantly with the goal of making every frame shown on screen perfect, something that is hard to achieve reliably with X11. Wayland's leaner graphics stack and improved security model also make it more appropriate for use on modern devices. As such, it is widely seen as the successor to X11 in the Free software ecosystem. Most of the gruntwork needed for this transition is already offered in Qt, however, there are still quite some X11-dependent code pathes in the KDE Frameworks, especially in KWin and the Oxygen widget style. While KWin is making excellent progress towards being able to be used as Wayland compositor, the future of the Oxygen widget style is still an unsolved problem.

APR
21
2013

KDE Commit-Digest for 10th March 2013

APR
21
2013

KDE Commit-Digest for 3rd March 2013

APR
17
2013

Report from the freedesktop summit

During the week of 8 April 2013, developers from the KDE, GNOME, Unity and Razor-qt projects met at the SUSE offices in Nürnberg to improve collaboration between the projects by discussing specifications. A wide range of topics was covered.

APR
16
2013

KDE Commit-Digest for 24th February 2013

APR
15
2013

KDE Commit-Digest for 17th February 2013

APR
13
2013

KDE Outreach Program for Women

We are pleased to announce that KDE will take part in the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) this year. OPW started in 2006 with an intention to reach talented women who are passionate about technology, but who may be uncertain about how to start contributing to free and open software projects. Since its beginning, OPW has included commercial and non-profit organizations that are leaders in free and open software.

APR
12
2013

KDE and Google Summer of Code 2013

We're delighted to announce that KDE has been accepted as a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code 2013 (GSoC), for the ninth consecutive year. GSoC has been valuable in bringing new developers into the KDE Community and other free and open software projects. And it has been successful at achieving the goal of creating quality code for the use and benefit of all.

APR
11
2013

KDE PIM Sprint Berlin 2013 - With Cuter Pictures


The Pimsters (names here)

A few weeks ago, the KDE PIM team had a sprint in Berlin, and this is the report of it.

Once most people had arrived at the KDAB offices in Berlin, the KDE PIM sprint started around 4 in the afternoon with an introduction by Till Adam. He welcomed everyone and issued a warning: there were only one-and-a-half crates of beer and all KDAB attempts at ordering more had failed. The participants would have to take care of this! Read on to find out how it all turned out.

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