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Jonathan Riddell: Resolving Tension

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A post on the Fridge today claims “both councils collaborated and resolved any tensions together”. The Ubuntu Community Council bullied me for asking questions that made Canonical feel uncomfortable and this is the only response to that. That bullying someone until they leave a project is the UCC way of resolving tensions leaves me speachless. That nobody else has commented in the Ubuntu project in public (I’ve had people in private tell me they’re wanting to leave Ubuntu and/or Canonical) confirms to me the project has a culture of fear.

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KDevelop 5.0.0 Beta 1 available!

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Hello all,

I’m very glad to finally announce the first beta of KDevelop 5.0.0, based on Qt 5, KF 5 and Clang: https://www.kdevelop.org/news/first-beta-release-kdevelop-500-available

Like I’ve said previously, I’m very thankful of the tons of contributors that made this step possible. From the early testers, over the many new KDevelop contributors who helped a lot in porting our code base to Qt 5 and KF5, to the people that worked on improving kdev-clang and all the other areas. It’s a great feeling to finally release this beast. A year ago, just after we started in this process, I still wasn’t too sure we can pull it all off. Now, look where we are Smile “Just” a few more weeks of polishing and I’m positively sure KDevelop 5.0.0 will be a really good milestone.

That said, I also want to express my thanks towards the KDE e.V. which graciously sponsored our recent KDevelop/Kate sprint in Berlin. We rented a flat for the 8 hackers that visited Berlin and had a productive five days directly after the Qt World Summit. Personally, I worked on kdev-clang and polished it a bit more in the preparation of the first beta release. One handy feature I added is the display of size information about classes and member variables, displayed in the image to the right.

If you want to give back to the KDevelop community, please consider a donation to the KDE e.v., which is used for our yearly developer sprints and the Akademy conference.

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Plasma 5 will be the default desktop environment in Chakra

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We are excited to announce that in a couple of days Chakra will be switching to Plasma 5 developed by KDE for the default desktop environment. The restructuring of the repositories is almost done, we just need to test it for a while before making it available to everyone.

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  • KDE e.V. Quarterly Report - 2014Q4

    The KDE e.V. report for the fourth quarter of 2014 is available (PDF). It features a compendium of all the activities and events carried out, supported and funded by KDE e.V. in that period, as well as the reporting of major events, conferences and mentoring programs that KDE has been involved in.

  • Add an “Archive” button in KMail

    I love the “archive” button in Thunderbird (which was adopted from GMail, I think…) and (so far) am enjoying KMail. However, I was missing the “read it, don’t need to do anything further with this email – so put it in my 2015 folder.”

  • Interview with Laura

    My name is Laura, and I currently live in Calgary, Alberta. Aside from 2D art, I model/sculpt with Blender, Maya, and ZBrush. I enjoy running and board sports, and I love science and cats!

  • My Wishion for KDE – Part 1 – Now

    KDE is mostly about people. We are a huge project with an almost 20 years old history. We’ve great infrastructure and values (Manifesto) and our software is targeted towards end-users and normal people. But do we really succeed and achieve what we want? Are there problems and what are they?

First Beta release of KDevelop 5.0.0 available

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After more than a year of continuous work by our community, I'm very pleased to finally announce the first beta release of KDevelop 5.0.0. This release is made up of hundreds of commits, and marks a huge step forward:

We have ported our huge code base to Qt 5 and KDE frameworks 5 (KF5).
We replaced our legacy C++ parser and semantic analysis plugin with a much more powerful one that is based on Clang from the LLVM project.
We removed the hand-written CMake interpreter and now leverage meta data provided by upstream CMake itself.
We finally integrated semantic language support for QML and JavaScript, as well as a project manager for QMake.
Finally, we cleaned up many areas of our code base and improved the performance of some work flows significantly.

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Kubuntu 15.10 Gaming Impact With KDE Plasma 5 Compositing For R600 Gallium3D

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As mentioned in yesterday's article with KDE Plasma 5 generally leading to a slower gaming experience than GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE, the issue comes down to KDE continuing to composite full-screen windows by default. This leads to a performance penalty as has been explained and tested in many articles before on Phoronix. For making things fair, it was a performance comparison of these Fedora 23 desktop environments out-of-the-box as representative what a new user would encounter and making the assumption the software vendor makes the best decisions regarding defaults. However, in the comments to yesterday's article were several requests for running some fresh tests to show the impact of the full-screen window compositing versus when the compositing is suspended.

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  • Announcement: Marble ships the oldest existent historic Globe

    Today I have the pleasure to announce that Marble is the first popular virtual globe that ships and visualizes the Behaim Globe. The Behaim Globe is the oldest surviving globe on earth. It was created between 1492 and 1493 - yes during the same period of time when Christopher Columbus made his first voyage towards the west and discovered America. This fact makes the Behaim Globe very special and also subject to scientific research: It documents European cartography during that era and therefore it's probably the only historic globe which completely lacks the American continent.

  • Krita on OSX

    Ever since our first kickstarter in 2014, we've been building every release of Krita for OSX. The initial work to make that possible took two weeks of full-time hacking. We did the work because Krita on OSX was a stretch goal and we wanted to show that it was possible to bring Krita to OSX, not because we thought two weeks would be enough to create a polished port. After all, the port to Windows took the best part of a year. We didn't make the stretch goal, and the port to OSX got stuck.

  • KDE Developer Asks: Is KDE 5 Stable Enough For Normal Users?
  • KDE's Guidelines For The Plasma Mobile Tablet/Phone Apps
  • Qt 5.5.1 Brings Nearly 1,000 Changes

    As the first point release since the July debut of Qt 5.5 is now Qt 5.5.1.

    According to The Qt Company's Tuukka Turunen, "the Qt 5.5.1 patch release provides close to 1.000 improvements and fixes."

GNOME

  • New Mouse & Touchpad Panel

    GNOME Control Center is getting a new design in the near future, but firstly we need to port the panels to match the new concept. Thus I have been working on the new Mouse & Touchpad panel.

  • Evince Document Viewer App Updated for GNOME 3.18.1 with Several Bugfixes

    The GNOME developers released the first maintenance version of the acclaimed GNOME 3.18 desktop environment a few days ago, a worthy update that introduces numerous new features and under-the-hood improvements.

  • GNOME 3.20 Release Schedule Published

    GNOME 3.19.1 is kicking things off next week with the first development release toward GNOME 3.20. There will then be the GNOME 3.19.x development releases through January while the GNOME 3.20 Beta (v3.19.90) is set to happen on 17 February. The GNOME 3.20 release candidate is set for 16 March. On 23 March is when the GNOME developers plan to officially release GNOME 3.20.

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Looking at some crashers fixed this week

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Some of the feedback we got, is that we should blog more about how we improve the quality, what kind of bugs we fixed. So today I want to do that with an in-depth explanation of four crash reports I looked at and fixed this week. All of them will go be part of the upcoming 5.4.3 release. All of them were related to QtQuick with three of them being caused by a problem in QtQuick and one caused by a workaround for a QtQuick problem. As I explained in my Monday blog post we are getting hit by issues in the libraries we use, in this case QtQuick.

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