Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Debian: Call for help from KDE Team

Filed under
KDE
Debian

For quite a while now the KDE team has been severely understaffed. We maintain
a lot of packages, with many different kinds of bugs, but we don’t have enough
people to do all the work that needs to be done. We have tools that help us
automate the update to new upstream releases, but that’s just the tip of the
iceberg of our work and so we are writing to invite more people to get
involved in the team and help us get KDE software in Debian into better shape.

Read more

free desktop environments

I think it is a matter of interest. open source software doesn't lack developers. It lacks interest in working on projects.
Take a look at gnome2. gnome-panel was hardly being developed and people thought gnome project lacked developers. Then gnome-shell was being heavily developed and there were lots of contributions.
Maybe more distributions should contribute upstream.

Desktop environments development

If desktop environments development was to remain stagnant, that would be quite fine because the environments often get in the way of programs (or games). But I guess that what's troubling is applications that stay with old versions of GTK and Qt, or won't patch bugs. I think it's becoming a real problem for both KDE and GNOME, but there are usually new programs arriving to replace stagnant ones (e.g. Konqueror, Thunderbird).

With or without heavy development, GNU/Linux environments are still leading in terms of functionality. For applications, Android is advancing fast.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Twitter engineer joins Mesosphere to push the open-source project he helped make

Inside an academic lab, Ben Hindman created key parts of Apache Mesos, an open-source tool for efficiently running lots of applications in data centers. He found himself at Twitter for four years, putting the system in place. But now he is doing what he arguably was destined to do: working on the project for a living to make it a standard everywhere. Read more

[Wallpapers] Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Backgrounds Vol 26

Its Tizen Smartwatch Bling time as we present you with Volume 26 of our Wallpapers for your Tizen Samsung Gear 2 / Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy wrist buddies. This collection has mixed content from landscapes, futuristic, and even super heroes. We hope you find them useful. Read more

MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC. For years, Taiwan-based MediaTek has offered ARM-based system-on-chips for Android, starting with the budget market, but more recently offering powerful SoCs such as the MediaTek MT6595, an octa-core SoC with four 2.5GHz Cortex-A17 cores. Now, the company is extending its development support by launching a MediaTek Labs portal division based in Silicon Valley. The first offerings include a preview release of MediaTek SDK for Android, which provides a set of extensions that build on Google’s Android SDK. Read more

The skinny on thin Linux

Much commotion has surrounded this column in the past few weeks. Not even counting the systemd discussion, my call for a server-only Linux distribution that does not support any desktop applications or frameworks caused a tizzy, mostly from folks who couldn't quite grasp that I wasn't only talking about not selecting desktop packages during installation. Read more