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KDE Plasma Screen Configuration Is Working On Wayland

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Sebastian Kügler's latest KDE Wayland work has led him to discover that KScreen is now working on Wayland.

Using KScreen for screen/monitor configuration with KDE Plasma on Wayland-based environments should now "just work" and is a step towards having suitable KDE Wayland multi-screen support.

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KDE Plasma 5.5

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  • KDE Plasma 5.5 Windows 8 Metro-Inspired Theme Looks Interesting

    KDE developer Kai Uwe has just published a lengthy article where he talks about developing a Windows 8-inspired theme for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.

  • KDE Developer Working On Windows 8 Inspired Look

    Kai Uwe has been working on some experimental hacks to resemble Windows 8, although Microsoft's default interface has changed with Windows 10. He's calling this work "U-Bahn" (the German equivalent of a Metro subsystem system) in reference to Microsoft at the time calling it Metro. This was just some brief hacking and he's not planning to see this U-Bahn project through to the end.

  • Pursuing Awesomeness

    While applets can be installed through “Get Hot New Stuff” and distribution repositories, there’s also the classic .plasmoid file. A feature suggested by one of my colleagues – fresh KDE Plasma user – was to drag .plasmoid files onto the desktop or panel and have them installed. After Marco Martin implemented the neccessary KPackage plumbing this is now possible.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • digiKam Recipes 4.9.7 Released

    A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your perusal. This version features the new Use Exposure Indicators recipe along with the updated Find the Shutter Count Value with digiKam recipe. Astute readers will also notice the new cover. That's all there is to it this time around.

  • Marble Maps forking for SailfishOS

    Marble, the swiss army knife for maps and globes, developed in the KDE community, this year has got an app variant added that is concentrating on maps and that is designed for today’s typical mobile devices with touch UI, called Marble Maps. It currently is in Beta state. Read “Announcing Marble Maps for Android Open Beta” for more info.

  • Plasma 5.5 Release Party in Heidelberg
  • A clockwork carrot

    This weekend I had the opportunity to travel to the yearly LiMux sprint to spend some time with my fellow kubuntu devs and talk about the potential issues we’re facing with the CI system and improving the Debian CI system to be more robust.

    [...]

    As usual, the LiMux folks are a great bunch to hang out with, and I happened to notice something on the wall of their office while lunching with them. It was a clock. Not just a regular clock though, a timey wimey clock. I’ll let a picture do more of the talking here :

  • Game Art Quest Kickstarter!
  • Krita 2.9 Animation Edition beta
  • Krita 2.9 Animation Edition Beta released!
  • Interview with Christopher Stewart

Krita 2.9

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Qt Creator 3.6 RC1 released

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We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.6 RC1.

Since the beta, we have fixed many bugs, including an ugly, evasive crash that could happen on code completion, depending on how you used the mouse while typing function arguments (QTCREATORBUG-15275).

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Area51 updates (KDE on FreeBSD)

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BSD

The area51 repository continues to update, even as the official ports tree for FreeBSD sticks with KDE4. Since the KDE-FreeBSD team is also responsible for the official ports, that basically means that not everything has been shaken out yet, and that the team doesn’t feel that it can provide a really good Frameworks5 / Plasma5 / Applications installation .. yet. I’ve been playing with ideas for a default desktop wallpaper (the upstream default gives me a headache; I’d really like to combine Flying Konqui by Timothée Giet with bubbles made from the BSD logo.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE at USENIX/LISA2015 Conference

    USENIX, in cooperation with LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators), presented the 2015 LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference in Washington, D.C. USA from 8 November to 13 November. Two members of the KDE Community represented KDE at the Conference Expo, connecting with many of the 1,060 attendees to discuss successful large scale deployment and other KDE goodness.

  • KDE Plasma 5.5 On Wayland Is Secure, But Not Yet Ideal
  • KDE Developers Work on Improving the Security of KDE Plasma 5 on Wayland

    After informing our readers last week about the implementation of a beautiful and secure lockscreen for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.5 on the Wayland desktop environment, today we have new information about the things that will come for the Wayland session of KDE Plasma 5.5.

Latest Manjaro Linux Update Brings KDE Plasma 5.4.3, Cinnamon 2.8, and GNOME 3.18.2

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Today, November 23, the Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, had the great pleasure of informing all users of the Manjaro Linux distribution about the general availability of the seventh update for Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix).

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GNOME, KDE Leftovers

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GNOME

GNOME

  • Task-oriented desktop and applications?

    But a task often involves launching several applications. So to resume a complete task quickly, in one step, it either needs some desktop integration, or another application could be responsible to create tasks and resume them. But either way it needs coordination with applications.

  • GTK+ 3.19.2, More CSS Changes For The Toolkit

    GTK+ 3.19.2 was released today as the newest development version of the toolkit in the road to GNOME 3.20.

    GTK+ 3.19.2 ports most widgets over to using CSS nodes, the GTK+ Inspector now shows CSS nodes, support for the native file chooser on Windows when using the GtkFileChooserNative API, changes to the GtkFileChooser, GtkShortcutsWindows changes, and various bug fixes. The changes of having widgets ported to CSS nodes require now that third-party themes be ported over to compatibility with this GTK+ 3.20 development release.

KDE/Qt

  • Wireshark 2.0 switched default UI to Qt in unstable

    With the latest release the Wireshark Project decided to make the Qt GUI the default interface. In line with Debian’s Policy the packages shipped by Debian also switched the default GUI to minimize the difference from upstream. The GTK+ interface which was the previous default is still available from the wireshark-gtk package.

  • Muon 5.5 and Carrots

    After 2 days of obscenely unsubsidized drinking and vicious discussions about carrots, the KDE and Kubuntu developers here at the developer sprint in Munich decided to release the Debian package manager Muon in version 5.5.0.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • My personal difficulties finding students (or: Why my colleagues have no open culture)

    Hello guys. I have never written on the planet what I was thinking but today I finally found the courage. Not because I didn't feel like, but because I have always considered this place as a kind of showcase of everything we do. Lately I was a bit busy, I have so many things on my mind and I can concentrate on my passions (free) a little less than I would like. KDE project and the OCS-server unfortunately are among these.

  • Your input, please: naming of action icons (tables, vectorpaths, animation, text, …)

    Developing an application where you use or need icons for actions around tables, vectorpaths, animations, text formatting? Looking forward to use Breeze-styled icons, shared with other applications? Then please read on, this is especially for you:

  • KDE Applications 15.12 Now In Beta
  • KDE Applications 15.12 Is Now in Beta, Final Release Lands on December 16

    Today, November 20, KDE has had the pleasure of informing users about the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the upcoming KDE Applications 15.12 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.

  • Efficiency Matters!

    We don’t want to reinvent all Qt’s display machinery, so unless we can convince Qt to compress textures, any possible savings would be academically nice, but practically impossible. Fortunately, through the QOpenGLTexture class (a KDAB contribution, btw), QQ2, provides all the necessary APIs to let us change the underlying behavior to use compressed textures without mucking around in the internals.

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Education and Open Access

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    United Nations to fund startups to develop open source tech to improve the lives of vulnerable children and civilians
  • UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm
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  • Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability [Ed: same as below]
  • Open-Source Textbooks Gain in Push for College Affordability
    The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. An early adopter of open source textbooks, Neth said he turned to the new technology out of frustration with spiraling prices of commercial textbooks. "It's seeing the costs go up every semester and almost feeling powerless," Neth said.
  • Zika articles made open-source to accelerate research
    Nature, the Lancet and many other medical publishers and researchers have announced that all Zika-related scientific articles will be published freely in the wake of the recent outbreak.