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Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf - Pretty useless

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I heard there's been a change of management with the Kubuntu community or some sort like that. Well, perhaps it's for the greater good. I am quite close to abandoning Kubuntu forever. Much like PCLinuxOS, it's slowly creeping toward irrelevance, offering none of the love and fire that you'd want and expect. It's exhausted, it's defeated. It just doesn't try to win you in any way. It's there because it exists. Nothing more.

Moreover, there's the matter of inconsistency. I mentioned this before, and I will mention it again. I absolutely loathe when things break in between releases. Small, simple things. Like Samba or printing or codecs. Why? WHY? WHY! How difficult is it to try to offer a sane, steady user experience? Why do I have to dread every single update? You can never really know. One version, things work, and then they don't. Samba sharing. Year 2015. How difficult can it be to copy files from one frigging computer to another without problems? It's not like sending probes to Mars. Just a bloody copy operation, source destination. Simple.

On top of that, Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf literally fails in every aspect. It's totally useless, it's buggy, it's crashy, and it offers nothing that would make it even remotely interesting. Nothing useful or practical about it really. Nothing. I'm sad. And angry. Avoid at all costs. 0/10. Bye bye now.

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KDE Plasma 5.5 on Wayland to Feature a Beautiful and Secure Lockscreen Integration

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KDE developer Bhushan Shah writes on his blog about the latest work done by him for the KDE Plasma desktop environment, especially related to the porting to the next-gen Wayland display server.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Screenlocker integration in KWin Wayland

    Since last few weeks I was working on the Lockscreen integration with KWin Wayland session, this is most important bit of the Plasma on Wayland session. Currently in X11 lockscreen is managed by ksmserver (KDE’s session manager). It suffers from various security problems which are mentioned on blog post by Martin Gräßlin. This blog post also mentions that in Wayland lockscreen functionality should be moved in kwin_wayland, so that compositor is aware that screen is locked, what windows are owned by greeter, and what should get input events.

  • New C++/Qt code checks in clazy static analyzer

    About two months ago I blogged about clazy, a Qt oriented static analyser.

    Since then it has moved to an official KDE repo http://anongit.kde.org/clazy, got an IRC channel (#kde-clazy @ freenode) and also many fun new checks.

  • Plasma 5.4.3, Applications 15.08.3 and Frameworks 5.16.0 by KDE now available

    It's only been a couple of days since our 2015.11-Fermi ISO release, but it is already time for new updates!

    KDE's Plasma 5.4.3, Applications 15.08.3 and Frameworks 5.16.0 are now available in Chakra. These releases contain mostly bugfixes and translation updates, so they should be safe to update for everyone.

KDE Plasma 5.4.3, KDE Apps 15.08.3 and KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 Are Now in Chakra GNU/Linux

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Linux

Neofytos Kolokotronis of the Chakra GNU/Linux project has had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, November 15, the immediate availability of the latest KDE technologies in the default software repositories of Chakra GNU/Linux.

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KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 Arrives with Lots of Plasma Framework Improvements, More

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KDE announced the monthly release of the KDE Frameworks project, a set of add-on libraries for the Qt5 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit, which is now at version 5.16.0.

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Also: KDE Frameworks 5.16 Released

Release of KDE Frameworks 5.16.0

Wallpaper Contribution for Plasma 5.5

Release of KDE Frameworks 5.16.0

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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.

This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

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Plasma 5 — a review

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I have been using opensuse Leap 42.1 on my main desktop for a little over a week. So I now have a better feel for Plasma 5, than I had from periodic testing. So it’s time for me to give my opinion on Plasma 5.

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Leftovers: KDE

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Second Preview of Manjaro Linux 15.12 Brings KDE Plasma 5.4.3, Linux Kernel 4.3

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Linux

The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, has announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the second Preview build for the upcoming Manjaro Linux 15.12 computer operating system.

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