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KDE Plasma 5.6 Gets Its First Point Release, Brings Small Bug Fixes

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Today, March 29, 2016, KDE had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the first point release for the stable KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment.

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The Best Linux desktop Environment

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GNOME

Over the years, I've found that trying to select the best Linux desktop environment is almost an impossible task. There are oodles of considerations, ranging from level of user experience to individual user preferences. Despite these challenges, there are some solid considerations we can evaluate individually.

In this article, I'm going to hit on a number of Linux desktop environments. I'll look at what about them is appealing and why folks are inclined to think of them as “best” over other alternatives.

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Also: KDE releases Plasma 5.6 with convenient new desktop features

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.3 released
  • KDE Plasma 5.6 Released – Here's What's New

    KDE Plasma 5.6 plasma has been released and anounced by KDE Development Team. This release a feature-packed new version of its desktop user interface, Plasma 5.6.

  • Ways to Help Krita: Work on Feature Requests
  • KDE neon Press
  • KDAB contributions to Qt 5.6

    Qt 5.6 has just been released! Packed with incredible new features, 5.6 is also the first long term support release of Qt: it will be supported for the next 3 years, giving developers a solid foundation for their current and upcoming projects. Once more, KDAB is confirmed to be the largest independent contributor to Qt, as clearly demonstrated by the commit activity graph in Qt (KDAB is the green one)...

  • Marble Vector OSM Update

    Recently I found some time again for Marble development, and today Sanjiban and me made some nice progress on vector rendering. This can easily be explained with pictures, so let’s look at an example rendering.

  • Plasma Weather widget: add your favorite weather data provider

    The KDE meta sprint at CERN (of groups WikiToLearn, Plasma, VDG, techbase wiki cleanup) at begin of this March, where I mainly went for techbase wiki cleanup work, of course was a great occasion to also work face-to-face with Plasma developers and VDG members on issues around the Weather widget, and so we did. Marco helped me to learn more about Plasma5 technologies which resulted in some small bugs fixed in the widget still in time for Plasma 5.6 release.

  • Cutelyst 0.11.0 released!

    Cutelyst the Qt web framework just got a new release, I was planning to do this a while back, but you know we always want to put in a few more changes and time to do that is limited.

  • Easy access to Kdenlive builds on *ubuntu

    This work is now owned by a team on Launchpad, you are welcome to join if you want to co-maintain the packages. I deleted my own unmaintained PPA, and invite users to switch to one of the above.

    If daily builds are available on other distributions, maintainers are welcome to advertise their work on our wiki, and will be glad to relay the info here!

  • Introduction to KDE Muon Discover, The Kubuntu Software Center

    In Ubuntu regular version, we use Ubuntu Software Center (USC for short) to install applications. In Kubuntu (Ubuntu KDE version), we use Muon Discover (Muon for short). USC and Muon are two same functional things, but with different details. While USC created specially for Ubuntu, Muon created for any Debian-based distribution using KDE, thus Kubuntu uses Muon. For those don't know, Muon Discover as desktop application is similar with Google Play Store as mobile application in Android, or App Store in iOS, or Mac App Store in OS X. Here, we explain how to use Muon as Kubuntu Software Center.

KDE and GNOME

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GNOME
  • KDE Plasma 5.6 Released

    KDE Plasma is the desktop environment that powers Kubuntu, Chakra Linux and openSUSE (among others). This week sees the release of Plasma 5.6, which brings several tweaks and improvements.

    KDE is a modern desktop environment, but unlike several desktop environments, it has avoided the trend of "dumbing down" the interface. Although there's much to be said for a simplified environment, power users value the ability to customize and configure their work environments. KDE provides plenty of opportunities to tweak and streamline the experience.

  • The visual brand and user experience

    Even without visual markings, logos, or wallpapers, you can probably guess that image #5 is GNOME 3. The distinctive pattern for the GNOME 3 desktop is the black top bar across a field. We perceive this arrangement as the GNOME 3 visual identity, the visual brand.

  • GNOME 3.2 Released

    While the GNOME desktop environment has its fair share of detractors, there are some who appreciate its simplified approach, so the recent release of the latest version is an eagerly anticipated event.

    Version 3.2 isn't likely to win back those who jumped ship when 3.0 was released; it isn't a resurrection of the 2.0 branch, but it does bring some new improvements that will be welcome.

KDE and Neon

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Trinity Desktop Environment 14.0.3 Keeps the KDE3.5 Spirit Alive with More Fixes

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KDE

The development team behind the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) project, an open-source desktop environment that keeps the spirit of the old-shool KDE3.5 desktop alive, have announced the Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.3 release.

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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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Ubuntu Leftovers

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  • Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Alpha 2 Released
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I've been Linuxing since before you were born

Once upon a time, there was no Linux. No, really! It did not exist. It was not like today, with Linux everywhere. There were multiple flavors of Unix, there was Apple, and there was Microsoft Windows. When it comes to Windows, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite adding 20+ gigabytes of gosh-knows-what, Windows is mostly the same. (Except you can't drop to a DOS prompt to get actual work done.) Hey, who remembers Gorilla.bas, the exploding banana game that came in DOS? Fun times! The Internet never forgets, and you can play a Flash version on Kongregate.com. Apple changed, evolving from a friendly system that encouraged hacking to a sleek, sealed box that you are not supposed to open, and that dictates what hardware interfaces you are allowed to use. 1998: no more floppy disk. 2012: no more optical drive. The 12-inch MacBook has only a single USB Type-C port that supplies power, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, external storage, video output, and accessories. If you want to plug in more than one thing at a time and don't want to tote a herd of dongles and adapters around with you, too bad. Next up: The headphone jack. Yes, the one remaining non-proprietary standard hardware port in Apple-land is doomed. Read more