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This week in KDE: building up to something big

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We’ve got some really big things planned and in progress for Plasma 5.18 and Frameworks, and work proceeds smoothly. None of it is quite done yet, but we did land a number of nice bugfixes and user interface polish for issues that have been irritating people for years…and mere days!

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KDE Developers Are Busy As Ever Ahead Of The 2019 Holidays

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