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2 of last years students presenting at Akademy Season of KDE is a community outreach program, much like Google Summer of Code that has been hosted by the KDE community for seven years. It is meant for people who could not get into Google Summer of Code for various reasons, or people who simply prefer a differently structured, somewhat less constrained program. Season of KDE is managed by the same team of admins and mentors that takes care of Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in matters for KDE, with the same level of quality and care. Season of KDE 2015 is now open for applications. To apply head to season.kde.org register as a student and click "Submit a proposal". FAQ Below Who can take part? Everyone can apply for Season of KDE. We give preference to those who have applied for Google Summer of Code and to students, but we will gladly consider applications from anybody interested in contributing to KDE. What do I get out of this? A great season working on a really cool KDE project and gaining valuable experience. If you complete your project successfully you also get a T-shirt, a certificate and maybe a few other goodies. Also a great project to boost your C.V. too! What is the timeline? Season of KDE is a flexible project to fit around school terms, work, and other commitments, and start and end dates can be discussed with your mentor. Projects should be completed before the deadline., A typical Season of KDE project should take around 2 months. This year, we are planning to host it in Autumn and Winter from October 7, 2015 to February29, 2016
- Student application deadline: Oct 22 2015
- Mentor application deadline: Oct31 2015
KDE, through its legal body KDE e.V., is one of the launch partners and initial signatories of the User Data Manifesto 2.0. The User Data Manifesto defines basic rights for people to control their own data in the internet age:
- Control over user data access
- Knowledge of how the data is stored
- Freedom to choose a platform
KDE e.V. President Lydia Pintscher explains "I believe that in today’s world where more and more of our daily life depends on technology it is crucial that people have control over that technology. You should be empowered to know what your technology does and you should be empowered to influence it. This is at the core of Free Software. Unfortunately it is not at the core of most of the technology people interact with every day – quite the opposite – walled gardens and locks wherever you look with few exceptions.
"KDE is working hard to provide you with technology that you control every single day so you are empowered and the one ultimately in charge of your technology, data and life – the basis for freedom for many today. This is written down in the first sentence of our manifesto: “We are a community of technologists, designers, writers and advocates who work to ensure freedom for all people through our software.”
"Do you want to join us in providing more people with more access to Free technology? Today is a good day!Bookmark/Search this post with
Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.4.2.
Plasma 5.4 was released in August with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.
This release adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include:
- Many new Breeze icons.
- Support absolute libexec path configuration, fixes binaries invoked by KWin work again on e.g. Fedora. Commit. Fixes bug #353154. Code review #125466
- Set tooltip icon in notifications applet. Commit. Code review #125193
The easiest way to try it out is with a live image booted off a USB disk. You can find a list of Live Images with Plasma 5 on the KDE Community Wiki.Package Downloads
Distributions have created, or are in the process of creating, packages listed on our wiki page.
You can install Plasma 5 directly from source. KDE's community wiki has instructions to compile it. Note that Plasma 5 does not co-install with Plasma 4, you will need to uninstall older versions or install into a separate prefix.
Discuss Plasma 5 on the KDE Forums Plasma 5 board.
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One of these organizations suggested that KDE create a deployment forum so that others can benefit from their deployment experience. The forum would provide an opportunity for sysadmins and developers to ask questions and discuss problems/solutions related to deploying KDE software in large, complex environments.
We have created a new mailing list for these discussions at https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/enterprise.
All administrators of any deployments planned or in progress are invited to join this list to share and field questions. KDE developers and people maintaining Linux distributions with KDE software will also participate.Dot Categories: Bookmark/Search this post with