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Kdenlive 20.08.2 released

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Usually the point releases are for bugfixes but Kdenlive 20.08.2 comes with a set of changes worthy of a major release. Besides some memory leak fixes and usability improvements this versions brings back the automatic scene split feature, adds for the Linux version experimental GPU rendering profiles for rendering, proxy creation and timeline preview rendering (Windows will follow at a later stage) and a new crop effect. Other noteworthy changes are better handling of projects with missing clips, improved project loading and fixes incorrect volume meters in audio mixer. The Windows version gets 45 new audio LADSPA effects (CMT) and 3 video frei0r effects (Cairo).
But the best thing really is that this release has many commits from new contributors. Come join the effort in making the best FLOSS video editor in the world.

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KDE Frameworks 5.75 Released with Numerous Improvements and Bug Fixes

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KDE Frameworks 5.75 is packed, as expected, with numerous improvements and bug fixes to make your KDE Plasma experience more enjoyable, reliable, stable, and bug-free. It brings improvements to the Discover package manager to no longer crash or silently fail when trying to update certain add-ons from store.kde.org, when canceling the password dialog, or when visiting its Settings page immediately after launching an app.

It also improves the trashing of files on external disks to use the trash folder for the respective disk directly, makes the tab switching and highlight animations of the Kickoff Application Launcher and System Tray more responsive, and fixes blurred user avatars in the new System Settings Users page and Kickoff App Launcher.

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This week in KDE: Plasma 5.20 is nigh

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We spent a ton of time this week polishing up Plasma 5.20 and fixing the last few regressions that were reported during the beta period. Hopefully this release should be much smoother and more stable than the last few have been! We’ve really been trying to up our QA game lately. And of course, we’re already looking to the next version, and new features are starting to land…

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KDE’s Apps Update for October 2020 Brings Improvements to Kid3, Labplot, and More

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Besides the September update for Plasma Mobile, the KDE Project also announced today the general availability of the KDE Apps update for October 2020, versioned 20.08.2.

KDE Applications 20.08.2 is the second scheduled maintenance update for the latest KDE Applications 20.08 open-source software suite. It’s here a month after the September 2020 update (KDE Applications 20.08.1) and comes with the recently released digiKam 7.1 photo management software and many updated apps.

These include Labplot 2.8 interactive scientific data graphing and analysis tool, which comes with two new worksheet objects, namely image elements and reference lines, new capabilities for the spreadsheet to calculate quartiles and trimean, suport for Jupyter project files, as well as easier access to many online resources.

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Plasma Mobile update: September 2020

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The Plasma Mobile team is happy to present the Plasma Mobile updates from the month of September. This month’s update includes various improvements and bugfixes in file dialogs, the virtual keyboard, lockscreen, various applications, and updates from KDE’s annual conference, Akademy.

Jonah Brüchert has implemented support for forwarding file dialog requests to the xdg-desktop-portal in plasma-integration. plasma-integration is a Plasma Qt plugin that provides all kinds of system dialogs, like file dialogs. Sandboxed apps can’t use plasma-integration, so xdg-desktop-portal-kde was born to provide system dialogs for them. It is not a Qt plugin, but a system service that apps can call if they need such a dialog. With the latest patch, plasma-integration can just call xdg-desktop-portal, so dialogs only have to be implemented there once. In short, all apps are now using the xdg-desktop-portal, no matter whether they are sandboxed or not.

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Also: KDE Plasma Mobile Has Been Making Great Progress

KDE’s Plasma Mobile Gets New Lock Screen and Virtual Keyboard, Game Center App

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When not working on the Plasma desktop environment, the KDE Project is developing new features for Plasma Mobile, the mobile version of Plasma for Linux smartphones and tablets.

It’s been a month since the last update, and Plasma Mobile got a lot of cool new features during this time. The first thing you’ll notice is probably the virtual keyboard, which is now based on the 2nd generation Maliit keyboard rather than QtVirtualKeyboard and better supports Wayland.

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KD Soap 1.9.1 Release

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We have released KDSoap 1.9.1

As part of our commitment to cross-platform solutions, KDAB offers developers KD SOAP, a web service access package for Qt applications.

This is a final release in this series, with just a few small changes to ensure continued support for those who want to keep using Qt4. Our next release in a few weeks (Version 1.10) will no longer support Qt 4.

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Qt 6.0 Alpha Released

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I am happy to announce we have released Qt 6.0 Alpha today.

You can update Qt 6.0 Alpha to the existing Qt online installation by using a maintenance tool or do a clean installation by using an online installer. Source packages are also available for commercial users in the Qt Account portal and the download.qt.io for open-source users.

Our target is to publish updates to Alpha regularly so please check possible updates from the maintenance tool every now and then.

Please start testing Alpha now; it is essential to get your reports as soon as possible. So remember to report all your findings in Jira immediately. We should move in the beta phase quite soon so all API related issues should be reported now. Know issues for Alpha can be found from here.

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Also: Qt 6.0 Alpha Released

What To Do After Installing Kubuntu Focal Fossa

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This is the traditional suggestions list for everyone having new computer with Kubuntu operating system. It is intended for version 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa right now. This includes tips and tricks about adjusting your battery management, desktop conveniences, apps recommendation, and more. I wish you enjoy friendly computing with Kubuntu by reading this. Let's go!

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Carl Schwan: Announcing MyKDE

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I’m happy to announce the successful deployment of the new identity system in KDE, codename MyKDE. The new identity system is now available in my.kde.org. You should be able to login into the my.kde.org website with your normal KDE credential.

For the moment, only the wikis are using MyKDE but in the comming months this should change with more and more services switching to MyKDE. I will let you all know of the progress of the migration.

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Also: August/September in KDE Itinerary

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Comparing the similarities and differences between inner source and open source

Open source software (OSS) has been around since the 1990s and has thrived, quickly growing to become mainstream. It is now more well understood around the world than it has ever been before. Some refer to it as FOSS to highlight the Freedom part of open source (Free and Open Source Software). And in 2014, at OSCON, the term "inner source" was debuted, and people started talking about how to use the principles of open source, but inside of a company. It raised several questions for those unfamiliar with the term, which I hope to answer with this article. For example, what is similar about the two, what is different, the company roles involved in the two, is inner source taking the energy away from open source, etc. These are all fair questions, and as my organization practices both and is involved in both movements, I want to take some time to share insight with this audience as a developer, as a company, and as an open source enthusiast. Read more