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In the past, major releases usually included all three elements of the complete software family produced by KDE. This release does not include Plasma Workspaces, which was frozen for new features in 4.11.x. In addition, the Development Platform has seen only minor changes for a number of releases in anticipation of KDE Frameworks 5. So this release is mainly about improving and polishing KDE Applications.
For those early adopters of the Plasma 2 interface and KDE Frameworks 5, KWrite is the latest KDE application to be ported over to the next-generation KDE stack.
The GNOME development team is hard at work these days, preparing the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment. GNOME Music is a new app introduced along with the GNOME 3.10 release, and this new development version introduces several new features and fixes bugs.
Krita is KDE's painting and image editing program that soon will see its v2.8 release. With this next Krita release there is new usage of OpenGL 3.x within the open-source program. Under the high quality filtering mode, OpenGL 3.0 is now used for delivering a superior painting/imaging experience.
Martin Gräßlin, KDE's Kwin maintainer, has shared some new OpenGL implications due to changes made in the KWin 5 window manager due to relying on Qt5 with Qt Quick 2.
The Epiphany developers have recently released the second and probably the last maintenance release for the stable 3.10 branch of GNOME's default web browser.
The world’s most features-rich desktop is coming to a milestone which represents expansion to yet more form factors
The GNOME developers have announced a few days ago the the second development release towards GNOME Shell 3.12 user interface for the upcoming GNOME 3.12 desktop environment is available for download and testing.
...earlier beta releases of the Linux version have been disappointing. The latest beta sees this cross-platform video editor finally starting to live up to its promises.
Snappy is an open-source movie player that has become part of the GNOME project and is powered by GStreamer and features a user-interface written in Clutter. The project has been around for a while but releases are rare, except for a new update this week.
Everyone knows that keeping regular backups of our data is the No. 1 best insurance against mishaps. The No. 2 best insurance is smart partitioning on your Linux PC that puts your data on a different partition from the root filesystem. Having a single separate data partition is especially useful for distro-hoppers, and for multi-booting multiple distros; all your files are in one place, and protected from mad installation frenzies. And why not distro-hop and multi-boot random distros? Unlike certain inexplicably popular expensive fragile, low self-esteem proprietary operating systems it's easy and fun. No hoops to jump, no blurry eleventy-eight digit registration numbers, no mother-may-I, no phoning your activities home to the mother ship: just download and start playing.
While there's many Kdenlive fans out there for the KDE-focused open-source video editor, it seems new development efforts around the project have ceased.
KDE has released the third beta of the 4.12 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested.
Alejandro Piñeiro from the GNOME development team was proud to announce a few days ago that the second maintenance release of the stable GNOME 3.10 desktop environment is ready for download and upgrade.
Task Coach is a cross-platform solution that makes it easy to maintain a variety of task lists on multiple computers, mobile devices and operating systems. Versions exist for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The absence of an Android app, however, could be a deal-breaker for business users heavily invested in the Android OS on their smartphone or tablet.
Immediately after the release of GLib 2.39.1 unstable version, the GNOME development team unveiled the second maintenance release of the stable GLib 2.38 library software, just in time for the GNOME 3.10.2 desktop environment.
From October 24 to October 30, the KDE Educational team (KDE Edu) gathered for its annual work sprint at the Computer Science faculty of Universidad de A Coruña, Spain. The sprint was a mixture of hacking, discussing, getting to know more about Spanish culture, socializing, and meeting new team mates.
conf.kde.in 2014 is taking place February 21 – 24, 2014 in Gandhinagar, India. The conference is a vibrant occasion for sharing ideas, knowledge and, most importantly, support and enthusiasm for KDE and for open source. It is an event for both new and experienced technology enthusiasts. Collaboration and freedom are the main features.
We welcome contributors, users, people who want to become either of those, anyone interested in free and open source software, freedom and community. This is an opportunity to learn about the latest from KDE, to discuss technical points with technical contributors, and to discover how to use the wide range of KDE software.
Digia's Heikkinen Jani shared this morning that the Qt 5.2 RC1 version won't be out tomorrow as was originally expected. The release isn't happening since there's still a lot of pending integration for Qt5 Git and so further testing is needed to verify the fixes and work through any issues. They are hoping though to have out a new pre-RC1 test snapshot soon. Ideally, Qt 5.2 RC1 will be released later in the week.
KDE has released the second beta of the new versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested.