The Calamares team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 2.0, a major release that brings countless new features and improvements over the 1.1 series. Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer. After almost five months of intense development since the last maintenance release, Calamares 2.0 is a user ready product. It has been carefully engineered and thoroughly tested over many pre-release builds.
I’m happy to announce new bugfix versions of KDE Partition Manager 2.0.1 and KPMcore 2.0.1.
Btrfs used space detection should work without crashing (it was actually cause by crash in btrfs-debug-tree program btrfs filesystem show is used).
Improved support for FAT12 partitions. They were not recognized before. For now they are reported as FAT16 (gparted behaves in the same way).
Installation path for libparted plugins is not force to be in system prefix anymore. This is consistent with how other KDE Applications work, but cmake might require KDE_INSTALL_USE_QT_SYS_PATHS to be set if you are installing kpmcore to /usr.
We know try to find KF5 version of kdesu in libexec even when kdesu is not in $PATH.
Fixed visible HTML in one dialog box (#354925).
There is still an open issue that Partition Manager reports itself as 2.0.0 instead of 2.0.1. I tried to bump the version but there seem to be some kind of bug that prevents KDE Partition Manager and Calamares to compile or work. We will continue to investigate this issue but 2.0.1 should work well despite incorrectly reporting it’s own version
To date most of the XDG-App talk for application sandboxing has been within the GNOME camp, but it's great to see a KDE developer is now looking at supporting this important technology outside of the GNOME space.
KDE developer Aleix Pol is experimenting with KDE applications on XDG-App for containerized applications.
We’ve been working hard at KDE neon HQ to get the project going and today I’m pleased to say the Developer Unstable package archive is up and running. This gives daily packages of KDE Frameworks and Plasma desktop built direct from Git master branches. Expect some breakage, it’s called unstable for a reason. Ideal for testers and contributors to these two projects. To install it you’ll need an install of *buntu 15.10 (wily) and follow the Package Upgrade instructions.
Today at 9:35PM UTC the Kubuntu Council approved Clive Johnston’s application for becoming a Kubuntu Member.
Clive has been around for a while now, helping Scarlett and Philip with the packaging and continuous integration, and his efforts have already made a huge difference.
2016 is a special year for many open source projects: KDE has its 20th birthday, VideoLAN and FSFE have their 15th birthdays, so there’s much to celebrate.
The latest updates for KDE's Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users, together with several other package updates.
Applications get updated to 15.12.2 and according to the official announcement 'more than 30 recorded bugfixes include improvements to kdelibs, kdepim, kdenlive, marble, konsole, spectacle, akonadi, ark and umbrello'.
Cantor, the software to scientific programming in worksheet-style interface, had (and has!) several developers working in different parts of the code along the years. Thanks to the plugin-based architecture of Cantor, a developer can to create a new backend to communicate with some new programming language, an assistant, or some other piece of software, requiring just the knowledge of Cantor API.
As KDE software (be it the Frameworks libraries, the Plasma 5 workspace, or the Applications) develops during a normal release cycle, a lot of things happen. New and exciting features emerge, bugs get fixed, and the software becomes better and more useful than it was before. Thanks to code review and continuous integration, the code quality of KDE software has also tremendously improved. Given how things are improving, it is tempting to follow development as it happens. Sounds exciting?
After informing the openSUSE Tumbleweed user base on February 17 about the fact that the development of snapshots is going a bit slow, which turned out to be something temporary, Douglas DeMaio now talks about some cool new features.
The Plasma theme system had a feature (since many years, actually) in which SVG elements done in a certain way can be recolored with colors coming from a theme file.
The Breeze Plasma theme (and now all the monochrome Breeze icons too) was all done in this way, in part to prepare what I’m, presenting today.
Also: Tooltip handling