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.

MAR
22
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th February 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Amarok merges advanced track statistics importers (a GSoC project)
  • KDevelop allows language plugins to provide styles to formatters
  • Konsole stores terminal size in the profile, each profile can now set desired column and row size; allows users to specify css file for tab bar style (this can be used to set minimum width of the tabs, distinguish active tab, etc)
  • Kwallet replaces SHA with PBKDF2-SHA512+Salt
  • Porting to Qt5 and Frameworks 5 continues, we have initial ports of kfind and konq.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAR
15
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th February 2014

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Akonadi server now supports searching via 3rd party search plugins which means it can retrieve results very quickly; it also supports server-search (searching items not indexed by a local indexing service)
  • Systemtray allows DBus-activation for Plasmoids
  • Dolphin and KMail's messagelist filter and search windows have been ported to Baloo
  • Okular adds tabbed interface
  • In KDevelop, it is now possible to jump to runtime output error messages
  • Kate adds keyword-based completion model
  • Google Drive API support has been added.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

MAR
12
2014

Applications 4.13 Coming Soon, Help Us Test!

Last week, the first beta of Applications and Platform 4.13 was released. This week, beta 2 is coming. The openSUSE team has already asked its users to start the testing engines and that request extends to the entire community of KDE users!

MAR
6
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd February 2014

MAR
4
2014

KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha Two Is Out


Frameworks 5 based apps on Wayland

Today KDE released the second 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 previous alpha last month.

See the announcement on kde.org for more information and links to downloads. For information about Frameworks 5, see this earlier article on the dot.

MAR
2
2014

KDE Commit-Digest for 26th January 2014

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
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.

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