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Frameworks 5 Tech Preview

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The KDE Community is proud to announce a Tech Preview of KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks 5 is the result of almost three years of work to plan, modularize, review and port the set of libraries previously known as KDElibs or KDE Platform 4 into a set of Qt Addons with well-defined dependencies and abilities, ready for Qt 5. This gives the Qt ecosystem a powerful set of drop-in libraries providing additional functionality for a wide variety of tasks and platforms, based on over 15 years of KDE experience in building applications. Today, all the Frameworks are available in Tech Preview mode; a final release is planned for the first half of 2014. Some Tech Preview addons (notably KArchive and Threadweaver) are more mature than others at this time.

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Adding Enginio (qtenginio) to the Qt release

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we (some of us at Digia) have been working on Enginio - a convenient cloud storage for Qt applications. Since the library is actively maintained we would like to integrate it into the official Qt release for Qt 5.3.

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On Wayland...

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Why Do Users Choose KDE?

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Popularity polls for software are questionable indicators at best. However, with KDE receiving just under a third of the votes in LinuxQuestion's Members Choice for 2011 and 2012 and in Linux Journal's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards, there's enough consistency to call KDE the most popular Linux desktop environment.

Admittedly, if you add all the choices that use GNOME technology (Cinnamon, GNOME, Mate, and Unity), then KDE loses its position. But if you consider a desktop environment as a combination of both the shell and the underlying technology, KDE's position is unchallenged. At a time when half a dozen choices are available, KDE's one-third is probably as close to dominance as any desktop is likely to get.

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Retrospection

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It’s now almost one year since I started my job at BlueSystem to work full time on KDE software. It’s a perfect time to look back and do some retrospection as well as trying to look into the future.

Of course my focus of work was on KWin, but especially over the last months I worked all over the KDE workspaces. Overall we have achieved a great result. KWin is running in near production-ready quality after the port to Qt 5 and the Plasma workspaces are also in a very good shape already. I tend to mentially compare the experience with the state of Plasma 1 six years ago which was just a few weeks before the first release. We are in a better state and there is still lots of time till we will do our Plasma 2 release.

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KDE 4.12 Performance Updates Revealed

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The Majority of the changes for this release can be found in the excellent selection of KDE applications. Several applications come with new features and increased stability. If you want to see the latest improvements for KDE 4.12, we have all the exciting details.

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Linux Mint 16 KDE and Xfce released

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KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.11.

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Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE released!

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KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.11.

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Kdenlive's Video Editing Future Has Been Revived

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Last month I wrote how the Kdenlive project had gone dark after the KDE video editing software's leader had gone missing. Fortunately, the maintainer is alive and well and there's renewed hope for new developments within Kdenlive.

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Plasma Media Center 1.2 Released In Time For Christmas

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The KDE community has a Christmas gift for you! We are happy to announce the release of KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2—your first stop for media and entertainment created by the Elves at KDE. Plasma Media Center is designed to provide an easy and comfortable way to watch your videos, browse your photo collection and listen to your music, all in one place. This release brings many refinements and a host of new features, making consuming media even easier and more fun.

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Plasma 2 Technology Preview

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KDE's Plasma Team presents a first glimpse at the evolution of the Plasma Workspaces. Plasma 2 Technology Preview demonstrates the current development status.

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Akademy 2014 - Brno, Czech Republic

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Where is the next Akademy? In Czech, "KDE je příští Akademy?" as 'kde' means 'where' in Czech.

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Black Lab Linux 4.1.9 KDE released

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While KDE was our secondary desktop and only had an occasional focused release, KDE will have a refocus. We will have a KDE and XFCE based release for every major and incremental release. Our optimized KDE will become the default desktop for Black Lab Enterprise Linux and Black Lab Enterprise Server.

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KDE Releases Applications and Development Platform 4.12

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The KDE Community is proud to announce the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering new features and fixes. With Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Platform frozen and receiving only long term support, those teams are focusing on the technical transition to Frameworks 5.

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Qt 5.2 - Foundation for KDE Frameworks 5

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Contributing to a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) project is easier when a transparent, open governance model is in place. The Qt community was introduced to Open Governance a little over two years ago. Members of the KDE community were heavily involved in the Open Governance development, contributing their experience from KDE and other open source communities. As statistics show, 20% to 50% of the contributions to the Qt codebase comes from community companies and individuals, showing that Open Governance is successful.

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Qt 5.2 Released | The Best Qt Yet

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We’re proud to announce that Qt 5.2 is now available. With the release of Qt 5.1 in July, we showcased the Qt for Android and iOS ports and laid down the beginning of some heavy improvements we have now done on Qt’s graphics capabilities. In the last 6 months, we’ve worked very hard to finalize this release and especially these ports.

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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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