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KDE and GNOME

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GNOME
  • Plasma Team Gets Physical

    In March, the yearly meeting of KDE's Plasma team was held in Geneva, kindly hosted by the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). In-person meetings provide unique opportunities to work together face-to-face, at high bandwidth to tackle problems together and plan for the future. As there were some other groups present during this meeting, notably the visual design group and the Wiki cleanup team, there was ample opportunity to think outside of the Plasma box.

  • KDE releases Plasma 5.6
  • GNOME 3.20
  • GNOME 3.20
  • Aboriginal YBD – An exploration in cross building

    In a recent post, I showcased a build of GNOME from scratch. This was created using the ybd build tool to build GNOME from Baserock YAML definitions.

KDE Ships Beta of KDE Applications 16.04

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With the various applications being based on KDE Frameworks 5, the KDE Applications 16.04 releases need a thorough testing in order to maintain and improve the quality and user experience. Actual users are critical to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers simply cannot test every possible configuration. We're counting on you to help find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please consider joining the team by installing the beta and reporting any bugs.

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KDE and GNOME

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GNOME

KDE

  • KDE Plasma 5.6 Released
  • KDE Plasma 5.6 Desktop Environment Officially Released, Here's What's New

    Today, March 22, 2016, the KDE Project has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the major KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

    Early adopters have been able to test the Beta of KDE Plasma 5.6 since the beginning of the month, but now the acclaimed and highly anticipated desktop environment has been promoted to the stable channel and declared ready for deployment in production environments.

  • KDE's Kdenlive Video Editor Is Getting Ready To Ship With New Features

    KDE's Kdenlive non-linear video editor was added to KDE Applications 15.08 and since then it's continued to advance in step with the four-month updates to the stack...

  • Kdenlive - preparing for the april release

    We have been working hard over the last 4 months to prepare Kdenlive 16.04, that will be released with KDE Applications around the 20th of april. This release will brings many stability and usability improvements as well as dozens of new features. We are now entering feature freeze and will concentrate on fixing as many bugs as possible for the release.

GNOME

KDE Plasma 5.6 Release

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Today KDE releases a feature-packed new version of its desktop user interface, Plasma 5.6.

This release of Plasma brings many improvements to the task manager, KRunner, activities, and Wayland support as well as a much more refined look and feel.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Cornelius Schumacher: Students, join the Summer of Code!

    If you are a student, you have a unique opportunity right now. Join the Summer of Code, submit a project proposal until March 25th, and work with the people from an open source community during the summer. You will get paid for three months, you will become part of a community, and you will have the chance to make an important step in your career as a software developer. Google is organizing and sponsoring the program and hundreds of mentors from all kind of open source projects all over the world are ready to help you to do your next step in open source. I really would have loved to have such a program when I was a student. You are living in good times.

  • Ways to Help Krita: Bug Triaging

    This is the first article of short series on ways everyone who wants to put some time into helping Krita can make a real difference. There are many ways of helping Krita, ranging from coding to writing tutorials, helping users on forums to helping with fund raisers. But let’s take a look at one task that is really important: bug triaging.

  • Little Plasma things at CERN

    Over the second week of March I’ve been at the sprint at CERN.

Leftovers: KDE

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Events

CERN

India

  • Back from conf.kde.in 2016
  • conf.kde.in 2016

    This year's conf.kde.in was organised in Jaipur. I was super excited to be part of KDE India and conf.kde.in for the first time. I was taken back by the preparations that volunteers had done. I really want to take some moment to put forward my thanks to the whole LNMIIT team for such a great welcome and hospitality. Special thanks to "Sagar Chand Agarwal" who made his whole effort in making the conference a success.
    I took a lot from various speakers, each of them was a pioneer in what they were doing. It was an exceptional experience for me. The best part was the development sprints where we taught students on how they can build their first own Qt applications. Students showed keen interests and asked many questions, we tried our best to help them and solve as many problems as we could in the small time span we were given.
    Those two days gave me an experience of a lifetime of many speakers. I want to specially mention to "Pradeepto", at first seeing his reply on emails made me curious to meet him in person. But my perception towards changed him when I met him personally, I got to know that he was the creator of KDE India, Season of KDE and conf.kde.in, and he shared his own experience of his journey in details. We even sat on the grass to listen to his experience and felt it should never end, that was his charisma which I guess attracted almost every person who attended conf.kde.in.

Kubuntu

  • A Big Blue Button

    We had a really amazing turn out to the Kubuntu Packaging Party, and we had lots of Fun !

    We quickly realised that the number of people, had blown past the limits of some of the channels set up for folks to join the party. Despite a valiant effort by Ovidiu-florin BOGDAN and the KDE Sprint team in the Bus at CERN Labs who joined the Google+ Hangout via one device.

  • Kubuntu Party 2

    Friday 15th April 20:00 UTC, we will !be dressing up in party frocks and pressing the “Big Blue Button” to teleport into (K)Ubuntu party land. I have deliberately broken out the K, to directly express our intent that the Kubuntu community team welcome and indeed, openly invite the Ubuntu community to come along and join us.

Krita

  • Krita Interview with Anne Derenne

    I work in political/editorial cartoon but also in children’s book illustration. They are 2 different genres, but I like changing from time to time what kind of topics I’m working on. According to my mood I will spend more time in one or another genre.I like to denounce with my cartoons, but sometimes it is also good to put some poetry in this complicated world and the children illustrations help me to focus in something more positive.

  • Krita 3.0 Pre-alpha 3 is out!
  • First Krita Book in French!

Misc.

  • Making Windows Phones work in Dolphin

    if you have a Windows Phone (e.g. Lumia or similar), then please help us on MTP & Windows Phones so we can find the correct patch to make these devices work in the kio-mtp io slave.

  • #18: SoK with PMC – 4
  • Germany’s next Suspend Modes

    Bereitschaft is a great contender on that front but at least for my ears does sound like the fearful state of a worker sitting at home on Saturday, carefully nipping his beer, hoping his boss won’t call him in. If more desktops would call it Bereitschaft, I would vote for it in KDE too because I like consistency, but in this “everyone on its own” state of affairs, I prefer Standby. And we use the dashed version of Standby-Modus because we prefer to separate foreign words from native words. It’s a matter of taste and the transition from “foreign” to “native” is blurry but the German KDE team once decided to go the “dashed” way for all but two or three words.

Qt 5.6 Toolkit Arrives as a Long-Term Supported Release, Brings HiDPI Support

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After months of hard work, today, March 16, 2016, Digia has announced the general availability of the final Qt 5.6 production version for all supported platforms.

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Neon Gains Developer Stable-Branch Builds; Plasma Wayland Update

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KDE neon’s developer edition has gained builds of Git stable branches for Plasma. These are ideal for contributors and testers who want to check out the state of Plasma 5.6 branch and check it’s still sane. sources.list line is:

deb http://archive.neon.kde.org/stable wily main

Of course it’s not compatible with the unstable git branch packages.

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KDE Applications 15.12.3 Is the Last in the Series, KDE Apps 16.04 Coming Next

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A few moments ago, March 15, 2016, KDE released the third stability update for its KDE Applications 15.12 software suite, designed for the KDE Plasma 5.5.5 desktop environment.

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Leftovers: KDE/Qt

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  • Qt 5.6.0 (final) packages available
  • Qt 5.6 Scheduled To Be Released This Week

    It looks like Qt 5.6 is finally ready to be released.

    The Qt Company's Jani Heikkinen announced the availability this morning of the final Qt 5.6.0 packages. The availability of these packages today is for any last minute testing to see if the Qt 5.6.0 release can be officially announced on Wednesday if there are no last minute issues.

  • Krita 3.0 Pre-Alpha 3 Released, Krita 3 Official Due Next Month

    The crew behind the incredible Krita KDE drawing program has today announced they've gone into a feature freeze for Krita 3.0 and have decided to release 3.0 Pre-Alpha 3.

    The program is now under a feature freeze until the official Krita 3.0 release, which is scheduled to take place on 27 April. For the next month they are focused on just fixing bugs in this huge release that marks the porting to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5. Krita 3.0 also brings Kickstarter-sponsored features of an instant preview, animation support, rulers and guides, grid docker, layer multi-selection handling improvements, support for GImp brushes as images, a revamped layer management panel, and more.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
  • Making the internet more secure
  • Beyond Monocultures
  • Dodging Raindrops Escaping the Public Cloud