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KDE neon Translations

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One of the best things about making software collaboratively is the translations. Sure I could make a UML diagramming tool or whatever all by my own but it’s better if I let lots of other people help out and one of the best crowd-sourcing features of open community development is you get translated into many popular and obscure languages which it would cost a fortune to pay some company to do.

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GNU/Linux Review: Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Kubuntu 17.04 has been released on April 13th 2017. This review introduces some aspects of Kubuntu from it's appearance, memory usage, to default software and customization. It's surprisingly more lightweight in memory use than Ubuntu Unity, with gorgeous and Windows-like look, with complete default applications. This Zesty Zapus release is a good start for any new user to choose Kubuntu as daily OS for personal and collective purposes. Enjoy Kubuntu!

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KDE: Okular 1.1, Plasma 5 for Slackware, Kdenlive 17.04, LaKademy 2017 and More

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  • Okular 1.1 released!

    This release was brought to you by Albert Astals Cid, Oliver Sander, Luigi Toscano, Martin T. H. Sandsmark, Tobias Deiminger, Antonio Rojas, Burkhard Lück, Christoph Feck, Elvis Angelaccio, Gilbert Assaf, Heiko Becker, Hrvoje Senjan, Marco Scarpetta, Miklós Máté, Pino Toscano, Yuri Chornoivan.

  • Plasma 5 for Slackware – April edition

    During the past week (ever since the source tarballs for the new Applications were made available to packagers) I have been working toward an April 2017 release of my ‘ktown’ repository: KDE 5_17.04.

  • Kdenlive 17.04 released

    We release 17.04 with a redesigned profile selection dialog to make it easier to set screen size, framerate, and other parameters of your film. Now you can also play your video directly from the notification when rendering is finished. Some crashes that happened when moving clips around on the timeline have been corrected, and the DVD Wizard has been improved.

  • Uncovering 32 Qt best practices at compile time with clazy
  • KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers

    Since we missed by a whisker getting updated PIM (kontact, kmail, akregator, kgpg etc..) into Zesty for release day, and we believe it is important that our users have access to this significant update, packages are now available for testers in the Kubuntu backports landing ppa.

  • Multithreaded Programming with Future & Promise
  • One week to LaKademy 2017 \o/

    We were just a bunch of nice-looking guys and girls Smile hanging wifi routers over the windows and trying not being intimidated by an unceasing rain when we had the Brazilian KDE Summit (Akademy-BR) in Praia do Forte (BA) back in 2010. This was somehow the birth of LaKademy (Latin-American KDE Summit), started in 2012 and now having its fifth edition taking place in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) from 29th April to 1st May.

  • Updates on the KActionRunner thinkering.

Qt, KDE, and GNOME GUADEC in Manchester

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  • Qt 5.9 Beta 2 Now Available For Testing
  • KDE Applications 17.04 Software Suite Officially Released, Here Is What's New

    The KDE Project was proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDE Applications 17.04, the latest and most advanced stable version of the popular, open-source software suite for KDE Plasma 5 desktops.

    KDE Applications 17.04 has been in development for the past one and a half months, during which it received a Beta and an RC (Release Candidate) builds that brought various performance optimizations and new features to the KAlgebra mathematical graph calculator, Kdenlive video editor, Dolphin file manager, Ark archiver, and Minuet music educational software.

  • GUADEC call for talks ends this Sunday, 23rd April

    GUADEC 2017 is just over three months away, which is a very long time in the future and leaves lots of time to organise everything (at least that’s what I keep telling myself).

Qt Creator 4.2.2 released

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The spring has arrived, so we took our brooms and swept the bugs from under the carpets and out of the door.

We meticulously noted down all the classes, orders, families, species, and other details of what we found and removed, which you can look up in our spring cleaning log.

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KDE Applications 17.04 and United KDE theme

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  • KDE Applications 17.04 Unveiled
  • KDE Ships KDE Applications 17.04.0

    April 20, 2017. KDE Applications 17.04 is here. On the whole, we have worked to make both the applications and the underlying libraries more stable and easier to use. By ironing out wrinkles and listening to your feedback, we have made the KDE Applications suite less prone to glitches and much friendlier.

  • United, a new KDE theme gives you a Unity look and feel

    Yet another tick in the box for my love of how customizable Linux desktops are. United is a new theme for KDE that aims to emulate the Unity look and feel.

    This could be a good option for those Unity fans who want to keep a similar experience, but maybe try something a little different.

KDE and GNOME

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GNOME
  • Calligra 3.0 Open-Source Office Suite Gets First Point Release, 26 Issues Fixed

    It's been three months since the major Calligra 3.0 release hit the streets in mid-January, and it now received its first point release to fix the various issues reported by users lately.

    Calligra 3.0.1 has been released on April 17, 2017, and while it may not yet be available in the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distributions, we can tell you about the changes implemented by the hard working development team behind this open-source office suite targeted at KDE users.

  • Minwaita GTK Theme Puts GNOME’s Adwaita on a Diet

    If you like the Adwaita theme Ubuntu GNOME ships with but don’t like the size of its title bars, here’s a theme that may be of interest.

  • I’m not looking forward 3.24

    Those who follow my work are used to read my “Looking forward ” posts, and they appear to be quite popular. This cycle, however, I’m not looking forward the next GNOME release.

Latte Dock – An anchor for your Plasma stuff?

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Calling Latte Dock a replacement for traditional panels in Plasma is like calling scooters a replacement for the car. Each has its own merits, and by such it shalt be judged. Specifically, Latte Dock comes with a lot of interesting features, plus a slew of bugs, which are expected for something in the sub-1.0 version era. Luckily, there do not seem to be any cardinal problem. Aesthetic, intuitive, no deal breakers.

No deal sweeteners either. That is THE problem. Overall, Latte works, but it does not have any real advantage over the classic panel, or even other dock solutions out there. Not enough to oust the old guard. After all, there’s a reason why the menu + bar formula has been around for so long. It’s simple and it works. Latte needs an extra shot of awesome if it wants to succeed. To be followed and re-tested.

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Also: Calligra 3.0.1 update released

Enjade Wants to Recreate the Unity Desktop on KDE Plasma

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A new project aims to recreate the Unity desktop using KDE Plasma.

“The Enjade desktop environment is a community project to recreate and continue the Unity desktop environment,” reads the initiative’s website.

“From the versatile Dash down to the global menu, Enjade promises to offer the familiar experience Ubuntu users love while adding new features to keep it up with the latest trends,”

Noble ambitions that give ardent Unity admirers an alternative to the official Compiz version.

Unity 7 itself is still supported until 2021. But although it won’t stop working overnight it’s unlikely to receive any major new features. That leaves it to forks and pseudo-forks (like this one) to evolve the desktop in pace with wider software and usability trends.

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Leftovers: KDE and Qt

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  • Qt World Summit 2017 Early Bird Tickets Now Available!
  • ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.0 by Esri is here

    In 100.0, Qt developers have even more capabilities for adding mapping and geographic analysis to native apps than ever before. 3D geographic visualization, 2D vector tiled basemap support, enriched error handling in the API, and additional geoprocessing tools are just a few of the new highlights.

  • Progressive Web App and Planet KDE

    Since I started to programming more serious, was with Qt and with the goal to made Desktop applications. And I was running with all my strength from Web Development. My little experience with the web made me be pissed. It’s hard to debug and find solutions for a web problem, because exist too many solutions for the same problem in a lot of languages, see for example the Js frameworks that each day a new one appears.

  • Kubuntu 17.04 Released!
  • Qt 3D Animation Easter Teaser

    As an Easter treat here is a quick taster of some of the animation goodies coming to Qt 3D along with Qt 5.9. In this post we will briefly outline the steps needed to create a simple Qt 3D application and the assets it uses to produce this little animation:

  • WikiToLearn: now available in German!

    Thanks to the work of our volunteers, with a special mention to Matthias Heil and Karin Cienkowski, we’re happy to announce the official opening of the German portal of WikiToLearn. We hope it will be of great service to the German community and we’re sure it will help creating even more free textbooks for everyone to use.

  • KActionRunner

    Sometimes I create a small widget for my own usecase and never blog about it, but this one I think it should be pushed upstream. It’s a small KComboBox that uses a KActionCollection based model to display *all* of the actionCollection’s actions.

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