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digiKam Software Collection 4.11.0 released...

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The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.11.0. This release is the result of huge bugs triage on KDE bugzilla where more than 250 files have been closed as duplicate, invalid, or upstream states. Thanks to Maik Qualmann who maintain KDE4 version while KF5 port and GSoC 2015 projects are in prgress. Both are planed to be completed before end of year.

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Calligra’s 2nd port to Qt5 & KF5 slowly progressing

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A few libraries have been split off from Calligra into own repos (more on that in another post), and one is around report generation. This week Calliga Plan, the project management application, could be made working with it again, here a preview (reports not yet added to build in the “frameworks” branch, still waiting for API of the now external library to become stable).

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CUTELYST 0.9.0 IS OUT!

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Cutelyst the Qt Web framework just got a new release!

I was planning to do this one after Qt 5.5 was out due to the new qCInfo() logger and Q_GADGET introspection, but I’ll save that for 0.10.0.

This release brings some important API breaks so if everything goes well I can do another CMlyst release.

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Qt Is Looking At Making Qt 5.6 A Long-Term Support Release

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Developers would like to make Qt 5.5 a LTS release, but they want this long-supported release to be done with their new continuous integration system. The issue though is their new CI system is being developed in-step with Qt 5.6, which is pushing back their LTS plans.

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Netrunner Rolling 2015.06 Beta 3 Brings a Very Different and Fun KDE Experience

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Netrunner Rolling, Linux distribution based on Manjaro that features KDE as the default desktop environment, has been updated, and a new Beta release has been made available for download.

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Watch: KDE Plasma Running Natively on Wayland

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Sebastian Kügler published a few days ago a new video on his YouTube channel about a demonstration of KDE's native Plasma shell interface running on the Wayland display server, as showcased by Martin Gräßlin.

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Manjaro 0.8.13 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 and Newest KDE 5 Packages and It's Crazy Fast

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Linux

Manjaro 0.8.13 is the latest version of the famous operating system based on Arch Linux. The developers have managed to release yet another stable version and to improve further the overall experience.

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Superb KaOS 2015.06 Linux Distro Is Out with KDE Plasma 5.3.1, Moves to systemd

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Linux

Anke Boersma had the great pleasure of informing us earlier today about the immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2015.06 Linux distribution based on the latest and greatest KDE technologies.

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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.11.0

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June 12, 2015. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.11.0.

KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

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Also: KDE Frameworks 5.11.0 Brings Lots of Fixes to Plasma Framework

KDE Frameworks 5.11.0 Brings Lots of Fixes to Plasma Framework

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On June 12, KDE had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of KDE Frameworks 5.11.0, a collection of over 60 open-source widgets and libraries for the next-generation KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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x86 Systems Will See Some Boot Time Optimizations With Linux 4.3

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