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  • KDE Applications receive security fixes

    KDE recently released the latest slew of security updates for KDE Applications 15.04, bumping the version number to 15.04.3. Other than security fixes there are translation updates, there are no big features so upgrading will go smoothly.

  • KDE Applications 15.04.3 Out Now with over 20 Bugfixes

    KDE announced just a few minutes ago the immediate availability of the third maintenance release for the KDE Applications 15.04 software suite that is being distributed as part of the next-generation KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

  • Roundcube Next: The Next Steps

    The crowdfunding campaign to provide funding and greater community engagement around the refactoring of Roundcube's core to give it a secure future has just wrapped up. We managed to raise $103,531 from 870 people. This obviously surpassed our goal of $80,000, so we're pretty ecstatic. This is not the end, however: now we begin the journey to delivering a first release of Roundcube Next. This blog entry outines some of that path forward

  • Looks as if Wily got Plasma 5.3.2.

    No backports PPA required.

  • GSoC 2015 midterm update
  • GSoC ’15 Post #3: Install-ed!
  • Joining the press – Which topic would you like to read about?

    Therefore, I thought that a closer collaboration with Linux Veda could be mutually beneficial: Getting exclusive insights directly from a core KDE contributor could give their popularity an additional boost, while my articles could get an extended audience including people who are currently interested in Linux and FOSS, but not necessarily too much interested in KDE yet.

  • Pointing devices KCM: update #2

    Originally I planned to work on the KCM UI at this time. But as I am unsure how it should look like, I started a discussion on VDG forum, and decided to switch to other tasks.

  • Fiber UI Experiments – Conclusion?

    It’s been one heckuva road, but I think the dust is starting to settle on the UI design for Fiber, a new web browser which I’m developing for KDE. After some back-and fourth from previous revisions, there are some exciting new ideas in this iteration! Please note that this post is about design experiments – the development status of the browser is still very low-level and won’t reach the UI stage for some time. These experiments are being done now so I can better understand the structure of the browser as I program around a heavily extension-based UI, so when I do solidify the APIs it we have a rock-solid foundation.

  • KDEPIM without Akonadi
  • KDEPIM report (week 26)

KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Lands with Fix for Shutdown Scripts, More

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Plasma 5.3.2 has been revealed by the KDE Community, and the KDE desktop has received a number of important fixes that will be welcomed by the users.

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Qt3D Technology Preview Released with Qt 5.5.0

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KDAB are pleased to announce that the Qt 5.5.0 release includes a Technology Preview of the Qt3D module. Qt3D provides a high-level framework to allow developers to easily add 3D content to Qt applications using either QML or C++ APIs. The Qt3D module is released with the Technology Preview status. This means that Qt3D will continue to see improvements across the API design, supported features and performance before release. It is provided to start collecting feedback from users and to give a taste of what is coming with Qt3D in the future. Please grab a copy of the Qt 5.5.0 release and give Qt3D a test drive and report bugs and feature requests.

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Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Your Shutdown Scripts

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.2. Plasma 5.3 was released in April with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

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  • KStars GSoC 2015 Project

    This year marks my first year as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentor, and it has been an exciting experience thus far. I have been a KStars developer for the last 12 years and it is amazing what KStars has accomplished in all those years.

  • Interview with Livio Fania

    Krita is by far the most complete digital painting tool developed on Linux.

  • GSoC Midterm Update

Leftovers: KDE Software

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  • How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful

    One of the most often voiced complaints about Open Source Software is that it tends to be "ugly" or otherwise aesthetically uninspired. A few years ago a few people in the KDE camp came together and created, what they hoped, would be a solution to that problem: The KDE Visual Design Group.

  • KDE Connect – Insieme, unite unite smartphone

    When I wrote my Kubuntu Vivid review, I mentioned a tool called KDE Connect, which I wasn’t quite sure what it was supposed to be doing. A bunch of you emailed me, telling me it’s a nice little applet that can keep your smartphone notifications in sync with the desktop, as well as allow you to remotely control certain parts of your KDE-flavored desktop from the smartphone.

  • Video review of KDE Plasma 5 from Nerd on the Street
  • Four years later

    At beginning of June 2011 I made my first blog post about KWin support Wayland clients featuring a screenshot of Desktop Grid effect with a Wayland window shown on each desktop.

  • "Private browsing mode" for activities

    The statistics collection feature of KActivities is slowly becoming a core part of Plasma.

  • GSoC update: ocs-server
  • Fun with onion skins

    The first new feature of the GSoC project on animation in Krita is has landed in git. Until now, I have been mostly concentrating on refactoring the core structures toward their final form, which has taken much more time than I anticipated. Fortunately, it is now mostly done, and I am getting to the point where progress is more visible.

Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1 Released with KDE Plasma 5.3 and KDE Apps 15.04.1 - Gallery

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Ubuntu

We reported earlier that the first Alpha releases of the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system are now available for download and testing, as announced by Canonical's Adam Conrad.

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Jonathan Riddell Resigns from Kubuntu Community Council

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Ubuntu

Jonathan Riddell is no longer a member of the Kubuntu Community Council and the situation created by the Ubuntu Community Council, and the Kubuntu developers seems to have ended peacefully.

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Has KDE Lost the Evolutionary Advantage?

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To be fair, Plasma is not the only desktop whose development has become cautious. The years 2008-2012 saw user revolts against major changes to GNOME and KDE, and a mediocre reception to the introduction of Unity. In the aftermath, the developers of desktop environments were left understandably nervous, and remain concerned about the pace of change.

Also, in the last few years, Plasma has been ported to the Qt5 framework, and much of it rewritten. This process was unavoidable, and seems to have resulted in greater responsiveness, although questions of speed are notoriously subjective in computer interfaces.

Yet at the same time that this process has happened, KDE as a community has done little to extend the concept of the desktop. The innovations that marked Plasma 4, such as Activities, tabbed windows, and desktop layout, have received only minor tweaks -- the Activities window, for example, scrolls vertically in the latest Plasma releases instead of horizontally as in the first releases.

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Kexi 3!

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I am happy to say that Pre-Alpha edition of ‪Kexi‬ 3.0 runs nicely already after like 3 weeks of porting! Especially its tabular view work out of the box for me after fixing the last compilation error with zero fixes needed in the functionality.

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