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A First - KDE and the Outreach Program for Women

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The KDE Community participated in the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) for the first time this year. It was more successful than expected. KDE got many great applications and mentored 4 students contributing to Free Software. The Outreach Program for Women encourages women to get involved in free and open source software. It provides a supportive community to begin contributing any time throughout the year, and offers focused internship opportunities twice a year with several free software organizations. Unlike the Google Summer of Code (GSoC), the Outreach Program for Women is open to non-students and non-coders.

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KDevelop 4.6 Improves Its UI, GDB Support, PHP

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KDevelop 4.6.0 was released on Monday as the latest version of the KDE-focused integrated development environment.

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Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition Release Candidate Uses KDE 4.11

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Clement Lefebvre has announced earlier today, December 8, that the Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition operating system is available for download and testing.

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Early KDE Plasma 2 Images Now Available

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Project Neon, the daily builds of KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Plasma 2 for Kubuntu, has started releasing ISO images for testing. These are very early previews of the next generation of KDE Software. It is strongly recommended not be installed on a production machine but can be tested as live images or installed into a VirtualBox or other VM.

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Calligra 2.8 Beta Released

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The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the first beta release of version 2.8 of the Calligra Suite for testing! The team will now focus on fixing remaining bugs. Let’s make sure the final release of 2.8, expected by the end of January is as stable as possible by giving the current beta a good testing!

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Qt 5.3 To Focus On Performance, Stability

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While the Qt 5.1 and 5.2 updates brought a large number of new features to the Qt5 platform, the Qt 5.3 release is being planned as the next Qt tool-kit update more about improving performance and stability.

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KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2 Now In RC Form

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The Plasma Media Center 1.2 RC adds key navigation for switching between multiple playlists, new icons for the media controller, displays the system time on the home screen, and brings other fixes.

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It's Now Even Easier Trying Out KDE Frameworks 5

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Since the advent of Project Neon it's been made very easy to try out KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2 for Kubuntu Linux users, however, it's now even easier.

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The reason why Kdenlive can’t die…it’s Open Source

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So does that mean Kdenlive is dead as many say? Yes, it would have been dead if it was a proprietary software like Microsoft Windows. Luckily it’s free software – governed by GNU GPL v2 – so anyone can take over the development.

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KDE Ships Release Candidate of Applications and Platform 4.12

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In the past, major releases usually included all three elements of the complete software family produced by KDE. This release does not include Plasma Workspaces, which was frozen for new features in 4.11.x. In addition, the Development Platform has seen only minor changes for a number of releases in anticipation of KDE Frameworks 5. So this release is mainly about improving and polishing KDE Applications.

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