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openDesktop.org Sold

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  • OwnCloud founder sells openDesktop.org

    As those in the Linux and open source communities know well, long before Apple's App Store appeared on the scene, openDesktop.org offered applications, tools, wallpapers, sounds, icons, themes and other artwork and stuff for the Linux desktop.

    openDesktop.org was started ownCloud founder Frank Karlitschek, and yesterday I learned that he has sold the network of sites. I interviewed Frank over Google Hangouts about the sale of openDesktop.org; following is an edited version of that interview.

  • OpenDesktop.org Acquired By KDE-Loving Blue Systems

GNOME and KDE

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GNOME
  • A settings design update

    Over recent months, a fair amount of work has been done on the design of GNOME’s settings. Quite a lot of this work is experimental, but I wanted to share the work in progress and explain some of the reasoning behind it.

    A major feature of the latest settings designs is a rethink of the GNOME Settings “shell” (that is, the overall framework of the settings application). We want to move from the current model, that uses an icon grid and fixed window size, to one that uses a list sidebar for navigation, and has a resizeable window.

  • GNOME Settings Is Getting Improved

    Allan Day has written a blog post today about some of the improvements that are being worked on for GNOME's settings area.

  • GNOME Project Announces Its Support for Software Freedom Conservancy

    The GNOME Project, a non-profit organization that delivers the open-source GNOME desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, announced on January 12, 2016, that they are supporting the work of Software Freedom Conservancy.

    GNOME has been building open-source and free software distributed under the LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) and GPL (GNU General Public License) licenses for almost two decades, and they're proud members of the GNU Project.

    But to ensure that their work will continue to be free for everyone to use or redistribute, they make an appeal for the community to follow the rules of the open-source licenses before attempting to "borrow" their code and make it proprietary.

  • Seasons of KDE

    Before I started working on my Seasons of KDE project, I already did some Junior Jobs. I reviewed Bugs and fixed a few of them. This helped me a lot to get a little deeper into KDE. Especially in getting to know all the tools, which are being used when developing KDE software.

  • KDE: Kubuntu: Status Update, Patreon and Donations notifications.
  • openDesktop.org changes

    Today I have very exiting news to share. Effectively January 1 2016, my company hive01 GmbH has been bought by Blue Systems GmbH. hive01 GmbH runs the network of opendesktop.org sites like KDE-Look.org, KDE-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org, Qt-apps.org and all the other 30 websites

  • openDesktop.org. 15 years in review

    I launched KDE-Look.org, the first website in the openDesktop.org network nearly 15 years ago. This is a long time and I announced today that I sold the network to Blue Systems. So I think it is time for a look back at how everything started and where we are today.

Qt open source licensing changed and product structure updated to strengthen community and extend adoption

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The Qt Company has announced changes to the open source licensing and product structure of the Qt cross-platform application development framework that will further strengthen the Qt community and make additional functionality available to software developers using the open source license. A new “start-up” license has also been announced that will help small businesses that want to utilize Qt in commercial desktop and mobile applications.

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KDE Applications 15.12.1 Lands with More Than 30 Bugfixes Across All Apps

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Just a few minutes ago, January 12, 2016, the KDE developers have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the KDE Applications 15.12.1 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.

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KDE Plasma 5.6 to Feature Unity Launcher Support, Media Controls in Task Manager

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Once again, KDE developer Kai Uwe wrote yet another in-depth article about some of the upcoming features of the next major release of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, version 5.6.

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KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 Arrives with Lots of Fixes and Improvements

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KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 has been released by the KDE Community, and its developers have upgraded a large number of packages and fixed a ton of problems.

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Also: KDE Frameworks 5.18 Released With Numerous Additions

KDE Plasma 5.5: The Quintessential 2016 Review

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Reviews

It's the start of 2016 and over the past year KDE developers have brought numerous new features and improvements to the Plasma 5 desktop, some tangible with others more under-the-hood.

With the sun set on 2015 it marks the first full year since Plasma 4, a stable workhorse which many users still rely on for day-to-day computing, has been discontinued. Plasma 5 is on the clock for users who need to know if the widgets, settings, and some painful regressions have been sorted out to see if it's safe to embrace modern Plasma in the new year.

This review will cover the evolution of KDE Plasma and its applications since the release of 5.2, listing many of the biggest differences and examining if they have caught up with Plasma 4 to a satisfactory degree for everyday users looking for a supported daily driver. We will also look at the desktop from the viewpoint of users who are thinking of trying or returning to the KDE/Plasma ecosystem, and may not necessarily know about some of the core Plasma functionality.

While I have avoided bias to the best of my ability, for full disclosure I am a member of the KDE Visual Design Group.

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Akonadi – still alive and rocking

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It’s been a while since I wrote anything about Akonadi but that does not mean I was slacking all the time Wink The KDE PIM team has ported PIM to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 and released the first KF5-based version in August 2015 and even before that we already did some major changes under the hood that were not possible in the KDE4 version due to API and ABI freezes of kdepimlibs. The KF5-based version of Akonadi libraries (and all the other KDE PIM libraries for that matter) have no guarantees of stable API yet, so we can bend and twist the libraries to our needs to improve stability and performance. Here’s an overview of what has happened (mostly in Akonadi) since we started porting to KDE Frameworks 5. It is slightly more technical than I originally intended to, sorry about that.

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KDE Plasma Releases

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  • KDE Plasma 5.6 to Land on March 22, 2016, Will Have Five Point Releases

    We reported earlier today, January 6, 2016, the availability of the third maintenance release for the KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment, and we've promised to share some details about the release schedule of the next major version, KDE Plasma 5.6.

  • KDE Plasma 5.5.3 Desktop Environment Brings the First Plasma 5 Bugfixes for 2016

    The third maintenance release of the KDE Plasma 5 open source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems was supposed to be released on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, according to the official release schedule.

  • Plasma 5.4.3 and Applications 15.08.3 for Kubuntu 15.10

    In the last months after the 15.10 release, developers have been very busy updating and improving our workflows and documentation which left little time for packaging. But we’re getting back on track, so here’s the missing announcement for Plasma 5.4.3 and KDE Applications 15.08.3.

    Many of you have been asking for Plasma 5.5. We are working on it and are close to finishing the packages for the development release, 15.10 packages will follow soon after.

Debian-Based DebEX KDE Linux OS Ships with KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.3

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Debian

We've been informed by Arne Exton, a GNU/Linux developer known for numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems, about the availability for download of a new build of his DebEX KDE Linux operating system.

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