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GNOME and KDE

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GNOME
  • digiKam 5.0.0-beta3 is released

    digiKam team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 5.0.0 beta3. This version is new stage to the long way to stabilize code of Qt5 port of next main digiKam release. See previous announcement about 5.0.0-beta2 release to know all details about code re-writing under progress.

  • GNOME Developer Experience hackfest: xdg-app + Debian

    Over the last few days I've been at the GNOME Developer Experience hackfest in Brussels, looking into xdg-app and how best to use it in Debian and Debian derivatives.

  • We are getting there...

    In the last two weeks, I worked on adding minimaps, enabling the different layouts for long routes and shorter routes and the refactoring of code. After discussion with design team, it was confirmed that minimaps were to be added for starting and finishing points only.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE neon Website Now Live
  • Kolab + CloudSuite: It's collaborative all the way down

    More FOSDEM news: Kolab Systems's CEO, Georg Greve and Collabora's General Manage, Michael Meeks, will be signing an agreement during the event to integrate CloudSuite into Kolab.

  • digiKam Explained: Chroma Subsampling

    But what is chroma subsampling and what does it do? As you may know, JPEG is a lossy format, which means that it trades quality for a smaller size. One of the methods for achieving a smaller size is to store color information (chroma) at a lower resolution than brightness (a.k.a intensity or luma) data. This is possible due to the fact that the human eye is less sensitive to color than brightness, so discarding color information doesn’t produce a perceptible loss of quality.

  • Dolphin Tip - Investigate Disk Usage

Neon launch (KDE)

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  • FOSDEM: Announcing KDE neon

    At FOSDEM this weekend KDE is announcing our newest project, KDE neon. Neon will provide a way to get the latest KDE software on the day its released.

    More than ever people expect a stable desktop with cutting-edge features, all in a package which is easy to use and ready to make their own.

  • Introducing KDE neon

    The latest and greatest of KDE community software packaged on a rock-solid base.

  • KDE Neon Is Now Live: Providing Bleeding-Edge KDE Packages For Ubuntu

    Following the news yesterday that KDE is incubating a new "KDE Neon" project, it's now been launched from FOSDEM this weekend in Brussels, Belgium.

    Sadly, it's no extraordinary breakthrough nor at this point does it seem to be fundamentally different from the former Project Neon. KDE Neon is about providing daily KDE packages to Ubuntu users.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDEPIM/KMail is NOT dead

    I answered that KMail and KDEPIM are still alive and they still continue to be maintain[ed].

  • Krita AppImages
  • So, here were are: Br-Print3D at Campus Party Brasil 9

    Today I made my first talk in a big event, I talked about Qt and C++, and on this talk a 100 people show up, but only 6 people on that group knew about Qt. I remembered when I started to study Qt, and it’s really hard to find Qt programmers on Brazil, until I met the people from KDE Brazil. So my talk was about how to create user interfaces with Qt. What modules we should use to make an app. If is better use QtWidgets or QtQuick. And I think that I made a impression. =D

  • High-DPI Support in Qt 5.6

    Qt 5.6 brings improved high-DPI support, in the form of better support for the devicePixelRatio scaling mode. In this blog we’ll look at how to configure and enable it, from the perspective of a Qt application user and a Qt application developer.

  • Kolab at FOSDEM 2016
  • Kolab: Bringing All Of Us Together, Part 2
  • Kate on Windows

    There are still some things that needs fixing. The current installer is built from git master and not from released packages so the translation stuff hat you usually get with the release packages are missing. So only partially translated. Another feature that I’m still missing is the spell-check. I need to still add a/hspell and language dictionaries to get that to work.

  • Snorenotify 0.7.0

    A few month ago I reported that Snorenotify is becoming a KDE project.

  • SCALE14x fun - openSUSE, KDE
  • How I’ve done these emoticons
  • Qt 5.7 Feature Freeze Planned For Next Week

    The Qt 5.7 release is running slightly behind schedule due to the recent licensing changes with open-sourcing some new components and other reasons, but upstream Qt developers are now planning for the feature freeze to happen next week.

  • KDE neon Launches at FOSDEM this Weekend
  • New "KDE Neon" Project Launching This Weekend

    Jonathan Riddell, the former Kubuntu release manager that was ousted from the project, will be announcing a "KDE Neon" incubator project this weekend at FOSDEM.

    Riddell posted a quick blog post on his personal site about there being a KDE Neon launch party on Saturday night in Brussels followed by a talk on Sunday about the new project.

KDE, GNOME, and Proprietary Software

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Software
GNOME
  • Plasma 5.5.3 & KDE Frameworks 5.18 Backported To Kubuntu 15.10
  • KDEPIM KDE and opensource

    As you know I decided to fix and improve Akregator for the next release (16.04 in april).

    So this week I continued to improve QtWebKit support.

  • Instrumenting the GLib main loop with Dunfell

    This screenshot is of a trace of the buffered-input-stream test from GIO, showing I/O callbacks being made across threads as idle source callbacks.

  • Project Templates

    Now that Builder has integrated Template-GLib, I started working on creating projects from templates. Today, this is only supported from the command line. Obviously the goal is to have it in the UI side-by-side with other project creation methods.

  • Big Switch Unveils Free Version of Its SDN Software

    The new Community Edition of Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric is aimed at accelerating the adoption of Big Switch's SDN offerings.

    Big Switch Networks officials are looking to accelerate the adoption of the company's software-defined network products by offering free versions of its software products.

    The company on Jan. 26 introduced the Community Edition of its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric software offerings that officials said will give businesses a taste of what Big Switch's products can do and hopefully enticement them to buy the more robust commercial versions.

  • Opera 36.0 Gets New Build, Brings Personalized News and a Simplified Opera Menu

    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, today announced the release of yet another developer build for the upcoming Opera 36.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • Latest Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot Adds New Appearance Settings, Bugfixes

    The Vivaldi development team, through Atle Mo, has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of yet another snapshot build for the upcoming Vivaldi 1.0 web browser.

Tumbleweed delivers several KDE updates

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SUSE

Last week’s updates to Tumbleweed brought several new packages to openSUSE’s rolling release like Kmail 5, KDE Framework 5.18.0 and updates to Perl and YaST.

This week’s snapshot has KDE Applications 15.12.1, which contains only bugfixes and translation updates, and the virtual globe and world atlas Marble updated to from 15.08.3 to the 15.12.1 version.

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Review KmPlot Application

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Reviews

KmPlot has important advantages, importantly it's open source with the opportunity to participate in development. If you have ideas for development - join the community and improve it! It has an easy and intuitive UI so you can start work with it quickly and easily.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Kdenlive: Café, Sprint and More

    And for the pleasure, here is a screenshot of Kdenlive's clip monitor where you can see several of the new features that are currently being worked on for the 16.04 release. The monitor looks a bit cluttered like this but it's just for the demo - everything is configurable.

  • Creating a Qt 5 port to Apple tvOS

    Back in November, Apple released the latest generation of it’s Apple TV product. Besides the slightly improved hardware, the true new feature is the OS which is now officially based on iOS and comes with the dedicated SDK and App Store! So we started investigating what it would take to port Qt to tvOS and start writing some apps for the big screen.

  • App Review of GCompris: Kids' Happiness

    If you have children, you know how hard it is to make a child happy and interested in something for a long time. But there is an easy way to do that: show them GCompris. It is a really great game set for children 2-10 years old and they surely will like it. You may ask, if GCompris is really so good, and I would answer you "Yes". And that is not a joke. Here are some proofs of that. But, you know, nothing is ideal, so I will also mention its bad sides (unfortunately, they are present too).

  • KDE Ships Plasma 5.5.4, bugfix Release for January
  • KDE Plasma 5.5.4 Lands with Notification Improvements for Multi-Monitor Setups

    Today, January 26, 2016, KDE proudly announced that the fourth maintenance release for the Plasma 5 desktop environment is now available for GNU/Linux distribution vendors to compile and push to their default repositories for users to update.

Leftovers: KDE (Multi-Screen and OpenGL)

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  • KDE Plasma 5.5.4 Has Fixes For Multi-Screen Users

    KDE Plasma 5.5.4 was released today as a bug-fix update to Plasma 5.5 as released in December. With this new point release there are fixes primarily for multi-screen users receiving notifications.

    The lone prominent change listed by today's 5.5.4 release announcement is "Many improvements and refactoring to notification positioning making them appear in the right place for multi-screen use."

  • How to integrate OpenGL code with Qt Quick 2 applications (part 2)
  • Integrating OpenGL With Qt Quick 2 Apps

    The post today covers hooking in with the Qt Quick 2 renderer, OpenGL underlays/overlays, and the other steps for integrating this OpenGL code with Qt Quick 2 applications. HOwever, at this time there is no support with the Qt Quick renderer for modifying the OpenGL state.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Interview with Cremuss

    I grew a bit tired of it during high school so I stopped for a time and it’s only after finishing high school that I wanted to start digging into CG software again. I was fully converted to open-source projects and GNU/Linux at this moment so in my mind I obviously had to give Blender a try. I learned it, loved it and fall in love with video game art while helping with the development of an open source video game/engine, SpringRTS.

  • Plasma tricks: custom title bars for apps and some consistency

    Plasma 5 comes with a very cool feature: KWin can set a different colour scheme for title bar of each app (basing on app identity or title of the window).

  • In the Mansion House

    Here is deepest Padania a 4 story mansion provides winter cover to KDE developers working to free your computers.

  • Goin’ to FOSDEM

    I’ve skipped a few years, but I’m looking forward to seeing some of the familiar KDE faces there, as well as finally meeting a couple of the KDE-FreeBSD folks. There’s a long list of familiar faces at the Legal Devroom. For once, I have a plan of talks that I want to see, even some that I can claim are work-work related (yay!). Whether I’ll be useful at the KDE booth, I don’t know: last time I was there there was Plasma-desktop to be demonstrated and me with still KDE4 on my laptop. I’m not a good poster child for the modern generation.

  • Seasons of KDE (2)

    As mentioned in my earlier post, the KIOSK framework changed a lot between KDE3 and Plasma. So using the old code and simply port it to kf5 was not an option. My Mentor suggested, I start implementing profile support, which is one of the key feature of KIOSK.

  • Next Kdenlive Cafés

    This is an opportunity for Kdenlive developers and users to exchange ideas, talk about how we want to see the Kdenlive project evolve and also discuss how you can help us on that way!

  • Plasma tricks: start a torrent from another device

    Are you browsing the web with your Android smart-phone/tablet and suddenly you see that your favourite distro just release the ISO you are waiting? Do you want to tap on “download” and start the torrent but… do you want to use your PC instead of the current device? OK here KDE Connect and KTorrent are your heroes. Let’s see how to setup all.

  • Wrapping up the Google Code-In
  • Kicking off 2016 — the first Krita Sprint

    This weekend, we had our place full of hackers again. The Calligra Text Layout Sprint coincided with the Krita 2016 Kick-Off Sprint. Over the course of the sprint, which started on Wednesday, we had two newcomers to KDE-related hacking sprints, and during the weekend, we had an unusual situation for free software: actual gender parity.

  • New Year Calligra Words Sprint

    When the streets are covered with snow and ice in many parts of Europe, it’s a good time to sit inside in front of our computers and to improve that software we are sharing here with each other.

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Red Hat News

Leftovers: OSS

  • Open-source vs. Proprietary – Keeping Ideology Out of the Equation
    Most users of software sensibly employ a mixture of software tools that span open-source, closed-source, proprietary, ‘free’ and in-house. Many modern software developers also decide to use a hybrid of open-source and proprietary models within an integrated code-base. Advocating either open-source only, or commercial only, software dogmas are both narrow-minded and unhelpful in allowing the researcher or the business the freedom to deliver the best outcomes.
  • Genode OS 16.05 Adds Rust Support, Updated Device Drivers
    Genode OS 16.05 has been released, the research Opearing System Framework project that's been making very good progress over the years and has a loyal open-source following. Genode OS 16.05 has a new API for implementing Genode components, improved documentation, all ported Linux kernel drivers were re-based to their state from Linux 4.4.3, added support for the Rust programming language, new ACPI features, and support for using GDB with the 64-bit version of their NOVA hypervisor.
  • Twitter open-sources Heron for real-time stream analytics
    Heron, the real-time stream-processing system Twitter devised as a replacement for Apache Storm, is finally being open-sourced after powering Twitter for more than two years. Twitter explained in a blog post that it created Heron because it needed more than speed and scale from its real-time stream processing framework. The company also needed easier debugging, easier deployment and management capabilities, and the ability to work well in a shared, multitenant cluster environment.
  • ONF to Release Guidelines for Deploying Secure SDN Controllers
    The Open Networking Foundation’s security working group is preparing to release guidelines for designing and deploying secure software-defined networking (SDN) controllers. The guidelines are currently in review and will be published in June, according to Sandra Scott-Hayward, vice chair of ONF’s security project.
  • What sets PatternFly apart from Bootstrap?
    Last June, Opensource.com gave readers a behind the scenes look of PatternFly, how it came to be, and why developers should know about the project. This time around, I thought it was important to hear from the people who are actually using PatternFly. This series aims to learn more about PatternFly through the eyes of the developer.
  • Open Source Bridge attracts unique speakers and attendees
    Next month, Open Source Bridge is kicking off its 8th year in Portland, Oregon from June 21-24, 2016. The Open Source Bridge conference focuses on topics surrounding building open source community and citizenship.
  • This open source cloud is receiving a lot of hype, but what is OpenStack?
    From being dubbed a science project to becoming one of the most popular open source projects to date. Since its inception in 2010, OpenStack has become a leading cloud option thanks to a broad ecosystem of vendors. OpenStack is basically an open source software platform designed for cloud computing. It is mostly deployed as Infrastructure-as-a-Service.
  • Amazon Debuts Flourish, a Runtime Application Model for Serverless Computing
    Flourish will be open source, and will be launched as a project on GitHub in the coming weeks.
  • EMC and smaller players planning open-source storage middleware
  • EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool
  • Hadoop Market Forecasted to Grow at 45.5% CAGR for a Decade
    Another in a string of market research reports has arrived forecasting huge growth for Hadoop in the big data space, but not everyone agrees that Hadoop adoption is going so smoothly. Research and Markets has announced the "Global Big Data Analytics & Hadoop Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report. It finds that the Global Big Data Analytics & Hadoop Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 45.5% over the next decade to reach approximately $285 billion by 2025.

FOSS in 3D Printing

  • Open source wifi enabled 3D printer controller Franklin speeds up with new release
    3D printing hit the mainstream a few years ago thanks in part to the open-source 3D printer market. The origins of this transition had to do with expiring patents held by the traditionally held commercial 3D printing companies. Since then, several small businesses have sprung up around the emerging low-cost 3D printer market. Some of these companies embraced the open-source mentality, while others are seeking shelter with patents.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis
    Hands can grab things, build things, communicate, and we control them intuitively with nothing more than a thought. To those who miss a hand, a prosthesis can be a life-changing tool for carrying out daily tasks. We are delighted to see that [Alvaro Villoslada] joined the Hackaday Prize with his contribution to advanced prosthesis technology: Dextra, the open-source myoelectric hand prosthesis.
  • BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer
    As our readers will know, an important part of the 3D printing community is the idea of accessibility. Of course, it is more than just an idea, as everyday makers around the world share their 3D designs and models for free, and even 3D printing companies exercise an open-source philosophy with DIY 3D printers and accessible models. Recently, Barcelona based 3D printer developer BCN3D Technologies decided to further embrace the additive manufacturing open-source philosophy with their latest initiative, Open Source 360º. As part of the initiative, the company has announced that it will share all of its engineering, design, and fabrication information used in the manufacturing of their flagship product, the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer.
  • Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education
    Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational implications. Shellmo is a unique, almost cartoon-like creatures that could captivate the imagination of children while at the same time affording them an opportunity to 3D print their own robot. With the current emphasis on STEM in education, Shellmo appears to be the kind of project that would stimulate student interest.

LibreOffice Liberation

  • Sun, sea, and open source: How Spain's Balearic islands are trying to turn into a tech paradise
    However, work remains to be done, especially on civil servants' desktops. "We started by replacing MSN Office", explains Villoslada. "Thanks to free office suite LibreOffice 5, we may overcome compatibility problems with documents coming in from different versions of MSN Office. We already have 1,000 Office licenses which are not necessary anymore, and we plan not to renew over 5,500 licenses purchased in 2007", he adds.
  • The Document Liberation Project: What we do
    While The Document Foundation is best known for LibreOffice, it also backs the Document Liberation Project. But what exactly is that? We’ve made a short video to explain all…