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  • Plasma 5.5.3 & KDE Frameworks 5.18 Backported To Kubuntu 15.10
  • KDEPIM KDE and opensource

    As you know I decided to fix and improve Akregator for the next release (16.04 in april).

    So this week I continued to improve QtWebKit support.

  • Instrumenting the GLib main loop with Dunfell

    This screenshot is of a trace of the buffered-input-stream test from GIO, showing I/O callbacks being made across threads as idle source callbacks.

  • Project Templates

    Now that Builder has integrated Template-GLib, I started working on creating projects from templates. Today, this is only supported from the command line. Obviously the goal is to have it in the UI side-by-side with other project creation methods.

  • Big Switch Unveils Free Version of Its SDN Software

    The new Community Edition of Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric is aimed at accelerating the adoption of Big Switch's SDN offerings.

    Big Switch Networks officials are looking to accelerate the adoption of the company's software-defined network products by offering free versions of its software products.

    The company on Jan. 26 introduced the Community Edition of its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric software offerings that officials said will give businesses a taste of what Big Switch's products can do and hopefully enticement them to buy the more robust commercial versions.

  • Opera 36.0 Gets New Build, Brings Personalized News and a Simplified Opera Menu

    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, today announced the release of yet another developer build for the upcoming Opera 36.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • Latest Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot Adds New Appearance Settings, Bugfixes

    The Vivaldi development team, through Atle Mo, has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of yet another snapshot build for the upcoming Vivaldi 1.0 web browser.

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