MAY
30
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 13th April 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Exponential zoom in/out feature in "Solar System Viewer" of KStars
  • Lessons pane gets expand / collapse all buttons in Parley
  • Fixes to placement of KRunner on multi-screen setups
  • More grid presets and shortcuts for toggle and snap, and improvements to the EXR file format converter in Calligra
  • Fixes to opening documents in new tabs in Okular
  • Speedups in item synchronization in Akonadi
  • Notification support removed from KGlobalAccel
  • Further progress in ktp-text-ui and libqgit2
  • Dolphin starts to support being compiled with KF5.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAY
24
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 6th April 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Plasma screen locker gains password checking
  • Krita adds Background Color feature to KisImage
  • Plasma MediaCenter fetches and stores genre metadata in media library
  • Ktorrent implements a magnet manager; sees multiple optimizations
  • Pykde5 adds Sonnet support.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAY
9
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 30th March 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Baloo reduces I/O usage during initial indexing; introduces a new database wrapper which adds features such as combining a writable + read only db and many convenience functions
  • Plasma Framework makes the desktop scripting activity-aware
  • KDE-PIM makes some of the IMAP dialogs asynchronous which improves error handling
  • Umbrello adds synchronous message support to collaboration diagrams
  • Skrooge filters date better in operation page

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAY
9
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd March 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDE Frameworks changes default font settings to Oxygen font
  • KDevelop improves Custom Buildsystem Plugin, and it is now possible to define macros and add include directories/files through GUI and the GUI is always accessible by clicking on Project->Open Configuration
  • Kwin introduces a new Effect Loading mechanism
  • Trojita distinguishes between IMAP errors and network failures
  • In KDEPIM, work starts on mailmerge support
  • Skrooge can reorder the suboperations in the split operation
  • Plasma MediaCenter adds a Baloo plugin
  • Baloo reduces memory usage of the Akonadi indexer.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAY
9
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th March 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KWallet adds support for pam-kwallet in kwalletd
  • KWin introduces a X-KWin-Internal in kwineffect services
  • Krita shows rulers in pixel units by default (user can change this)
  • Smb4k implements permanent (re)mounting of shares
  • Choqok adds preview of images from Twitter.

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MAY
9
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th March 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Plasma Desktop can highlight currently open applets
  • Plasma framework adds an optional EGL/X11 backend for WindowThumbnail QQuickItem
  • KDE-PIM can create calendar events from e-mail
  • Kate substantially improves highlighting of reStructuredText (rest.xml)
  • Skrooge adds "quarter" and "semester" period in graph and "Incomes & Expenditures" dashboard widget.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

APR
6
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd March 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

APR
5
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd February 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDevelop Clang support adds refactoring / renaming of variables and functions
  • Kate adds jump to next/previous change function and a plugin that allows you to launch the replicode executable with specified settings
  • KDE-PIM implements webdav sharelink, adds optional KAccounts support to the facebook resource
  • Krita has a config option to pick colors with opacity
  • Plasma MediaCenter implements a media cache populated by one or more media sources
  • NetworkManager supports an airplane mode
  • Porting to Frameworks5 continues in rekonq, ksecrets, YaKuake.
APR
2
2014

KDE Releases Alpha Version of Next-gen Plasma Workspace


Plasma Next: familiar yet polished

KDE today releases the first Alpha version of the next-generation Plasma workspace. This kicks off the public testing phase for the next iteration of the popular Free software workspace, code-named "Plasma Next" (referring to the 'next' Plasma release-see below "A note on versioning and naming"). Plasma Next is built using QML and runs on top of a fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack using Qt 5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma Next provides a core desktop experience that will be easy and familiar for current users of KDE workspaces or alternative Free Software or proprietary offerings. Plasma Next is planned to be released as 2014.6 on the 17th of June.

APR
1
2014

KDE Ships First Beta of Frameworks 5

Today KDE makes available the first beta of Frameworks 5. This release is part of a series of releases leading up to the final version planned for June 2014 following the second alpha last month. This release marks the freeze of source incompatible changes and the introduction of the Frameworks 5 Porting Aids.

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