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KDE: Blade, Plasma, and Ubuntu Rally

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  • Blade update - an alternative KRunner

    After David’s post, I got a few mails asking whether this change has anything to do with the project I started last summer, so I decided to provide a small update.

    My original plan was to ship a test version of Blade a few months after the project announcement, but that did not happen. The main reason was that there were some higher-priority things in Plasma I needed to work on, so I had to put this on hold a bit.

    While the project is not yet made public, some important things have happened that moved it forward quite a bit.

  • Plasma secrets: Custom app launchers - WINE, too

    I told you this was a beauty. It elegantly goes against all the accepted conventions of the Plasma desktop, including hidden desktop icons, task manager launchers linking to hidden icons, and Windows software running through WINE playing ball. All of this can be done relatively simply, quickly, easily, without any great messing about. I hope you like.

    One last thing, notice how my screenshots above no longer have any shadow, which is something that both Ksnapshot and Spectacle always do, if you use compositing? Well, that's another secret we will resolve next time!

  • KDE at #UbuntuRally in New York! KDE Applications snaps!

    I was happy to attend Ubuntu Rally last week in New York with Aleix Pol to represent KDE.

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Canonical/Ubuntu: Canonical's Engineering Tech Lead, Field Product Manager, and Designers'/Developers' Updates

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    Canonical's Engineering Tech Lead, Gavin Guo, has passed along a big slide deck on a presentation he is preparing about the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. Gavin's presentation is mostly focused on Spectre V2 since that is vulnerable to attacking the host system from a guest VM, but the other vulnerabilities are also covered in his 77-page slide deck with great detail.
  • A unified OpenStack for a scalable open infrastructure
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    Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team.
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 532
    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 532 for the week of June 10 – 16, 2018.