AUG
25
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th May 2014

AUG
23
2014

Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker


Sascha Meinrath
photo from fisl quinze (Fórum Internacional do Software Livre) CC-BY-SA
AUG
20
2014

LaKademy 2014 - KDE Latin America Summit

Two years have passed since the reality of the first Latin American meeting of KDE contributors in 2012 in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Now we are proud to announce that the second LaKademy will be held August 27th to 30th in São Paulo, Brazil, at one of the most important and prestigious universities in the world—the University of São Paulo.

AUG
20
2014

Release 4.14 - KDE Applications get better and better

The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5. This 4.14 release is dedicated to long time KDE contributor Volker Lanz who passed away last April. The full announcement has more information and details.

AUG
13
2014

KDE Frameworks Sprint - How to Release a Platform

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Konqui finds the Spectacular Montjuic next door to the KDE office.

KDE Frameworks 5 is the result of two years of hard work porting, tidying, modularizing and refactoring KDELibs4 into a new addition to the Qt 5 platform. In January, Alex Fiestas announced The KDE Barcelona Hub—an office where anyone is welcome to come and work on KDE projects. It was just what the Frameworks team needed to finish off the code so it could be released to the world. Read on for some of what happened.

AUG
12
2014

First Bugfix Update to Plasma 5

KDE is now getting into the swing of releases numbered 5. Today we add Plasma 5's first bugfix update. The release features KDE's flagship desktop project as well as the base software needed to keep your computer running. Plasma will have feature releases every three months and bugfix releases in the months in between.

This update adds all the translations for the last month as well as a bunch of fixes for issues such as using the right icons, showing toolbars on second screens, using translations and fixes for right to left text. Grab your distro packages or you can try the new Kubuntu Plasma 5 images.

AUG
7
2014

First Update to KDE Frameworks 5

KDE has today made the first update to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks are our addon libraries for Qt applications which provide numerous useful features using peer reviewed APIs and regular monthly updates. This release has 60 different Frameworks, adding features from Zip file support to Audio file previews. For a full list, see KDE's Qt library archive website Inqlude. In this release KAuth gets a backend so you can again add features which require root access, KWallet gets a migration system from its KDELibs 4 version, and support has been added for AppStream files.

To code with Frameworks, read the API documentation and install them with Linux distro binary packages or grab the source code directly.

AUG
4
2014

Akademy 2014 Program Schedule: Fast, fun, inspiring

The Akademy Program Committee is excited to announce the Akademy 2014 Program. It is worth the wait! We waded through many high quality proposals and found that it would take more than a week to include all the ones we like. However we managed to bring together a concise and (still packed) schedule.

AUG
2
2014

Randa Meetings Interview Four: Myriam Schweingruber


Myriam Schweingruber

In one week the Randa Meetings 2014 will start and this is possible because of you. You supported us (and can still support us ;-) and thanks to you we will be able to improve your beloved KDE software even more. So it's time to give you something new. Here is another interview with one of the persons who will be participating in this year's meetings (and participated since the start in 2009). And watch out for some other interviews to come in the next days and weeks.

Here is a glimpse into Myriam Schweingruber’s life and her dedication and love for KDE.

Myriam; could you tell us a bit about yourself and where you live?

I am 55 years old and a trained pharmacist from Switzerland. I currently work as a part-time scientific translator in the fields of pharmacy and medicine. I am also an avid computer user since the very first days of the Commodore 64 and the PC; you could describe me as kind of a nerd! I’ve been living in Germany for the last few years.

JUL
30
2014

Akademy 2014 Keynotes: Sascha Meinrath and Cornelius Schumacher


Sascha Meinrath - photo by Faith Swords

Akademy 2014 will kick off on September 6 in Brno, Czech Republic; our keynote speakers will be opening the first two days. Continuing a tradition, the first keynote speaker is from outside the KDE community, while the second is somebody you all know. On Saturday, Sascha Meinrath will speak about the dangerous waters he sees our society sailing into, and what is being done to help us steer clear of the cliffs. Outgoing KDE e.V. Board President, Cornelius Schumacher, will open Sunday's sessions with a talk about what it is to be KDE and why it matters.

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