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  • Kdenlive: Café, Sprint and More

    And for the pleasure, here is a screenshot of Kdenlive's clip monitor where you can see several of the new features that are currently being worked on for the 16.04 release. The monitor looks a bit cluttered like this but it's just for the demo - everything is configurable.

  • Creating a Qt 5 port to Apple tvOS

    Back in November, Apple released the latest generation of it’s Apple TV product. Besides the slightly improved hardware, the true new feature is the OS which is now officially based on iOS and comes with the dedicated SDK and App Store! So we started investigating what it would take to port Qt to tvOS and start writing some apps for the big screen.

  • App Review of GCompris: Kids' Happiness

    If you have children, you know how hard it is to make a child happy and interested in something for a long time. But there is an easy way to do that: show them GCompris. It is a really great game set for children 2-10 years old and they surely will like it. You may ask, if GCompris is really so good, and I would answer you "Yes". And that is not a joke. Here are some proofs of that. But, you know, nothing is ideal, so I will also mention its bad sides (unfortunately, they are present too).

  • KDE Ships Plasma 5.5.4, bugfix Release for January
  • KDE Plasma 5.5.4 Lands with Notification Improvements for Multi-Monitor Setups

    Today, January 26, 2016, KDE proudly announced that the fourth maintenance release for the Plasma 5 desktop environment is now available for GNU/Linux distribution vendors to compile and push to their default repositories for users to update.

Leftovers: KDE (Multi-Screen and OpenGL)

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  • KDE Plasma 5.5.4 Has Fixes For Multi-Screen Users

    KDE Plasma 5.5.4 was released today as a bug-fix update to Plasma 5.5 as released in December. With this new point release there are fixes primarily for multi-screen users receiving notifications.

    The lone prominent change listed by today's 5.5.4 release announcement is "Many improvements and refactoring to notification positioning making them appear in the right place for multi-screen use."

  • How to integrate OpenGL code with Qt Quick 2 applications (part 2)
  • Integrating OpenGL With Qt Quick 2 Apps

    The post today covers hooking in with the Qt Quick 2 renderer, OpenGL underlays/overlays, and the other steps for integrating this OpenGL code with Qt Quick 2 applications. HOwever, at this time there is no support with the Qt Quick renderer for modifying the OpenGL state.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Interview with Cremuss

    I grew a bit tired of it during high school so I stopped for a time and it’s only after finishing high school that I wanted to start digging into CG software again. I was fully converted to open-source projects and GNU/Linux at this moment so in my mind I obviously had to give Blender a try. I learned it, loved it and fall in love with video game art while helping with the development of an open source video game/engine, SpringRTS.

  • Plasma tricks: custom title bars for apps and some consistency

    Plasma 5 comes with a very cool feature: KWin can set a different colour scheme for title bar of each app (basing on app identity or title of the window).

  • In the Mansion House

    Here is deepest Padania a 4 story mansion provides winter cover to KDE developers working to free your computers.

  • Goin’ to FOSDEM

    I’ve skipped a few years, but I’m looking forward to seeing some of the familiar KDE faces there, as well as finally meeting a couple of the KDE-FreeBSD folks. There’s a long list of familiar faces at the Legal Devroom. For once, I have a plan of talks that I want to see, even some that I can claim are work-work related (yay!). Whether I’ll be useful at the KDE booth, I don’t know: last time I was there there was Plasma-desktop to be demonstrated and me with still KDE4 on my laptop. I’m not a good poster child for the modern generation.

  • Seasons of KDE (2)

    As mentioned in my earlier post, the KIOSK framework changed a lot between KDE3 and Plasma. So using the old code and simply port it to kf5 was not an option. My Mentor suggested, I start implementing profile support, which is one of the key feature of KIOSK.

  • Next Kdenlive Cafés

    This is an opportunity for Kdenlive developers and users to exchange ideas, talk about how we want to see the Kdenlive project evolve and also discuss how you can help us on that way!

  • Plasma tricks: start a torrent from another device

    Are you browsing the web with your Android smart-phone/tablet and suddenly you see that your favourite distro just release the ISO you are waiting? Do you want to tap on “download” and start the torrent but… do you want to use your PC instead of the current device? OK here KDE Connect and KTorrent are your heroes. Let’s see how to setup all.

  • Wrapping up the Google Code-In
  • Kicking off 2016 — the first Krita Sprint

    This weekend, we had our place full of hackers again. The Calligra Text Layout Sprint coincided with the Krita 2016 Kick-Off Sprint. Over the course of the sprint, which started on Wednesday, we had two newcomers to KDE-related hacking sprints, and during the weekend, we had an unusual situation for free software: actual gender parity.

  • New Year Calligra Words Sprint

    When the streets are covered with snow and ice in many parts of Europe, it’s a good time to sit inside in front of our computers and to improve that software we are sharing here with each other.

Trojita 0.6 is released

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Hi all,
we are pleased to announce version 0.6 of Trojitá, a fast Qt IMAP e-mail client. This release brings several new features as well as the usual share of bugfixes:

Plugin-based infrastructure for the address book, which will allow better integration with other applications
Usability improvements in the message composer on several fronts
Better keyboard-only usability for those of us who do not touch mouse that often
More intuitive message tagging, and support for standardized actions for junk mail
Optional sharing of authentication data between IMAP and SMTP
Change to using Qt5 by default. This is the last release which still supports Qt4.
Improved robustness on unstable network connections
The old status bar is now gone to save screen real estate
IMAP interoperability fixes
Speed improvements

This release has been tagged in git as "v0.6". You can also download a tarball (GPG signature). Prebuilt binaries for multiple distributions are available via the OBS, and so is a Windows installer.

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Plasma Mobile’s Vision

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In the meantime, I’d like to talk a bit about another foundation on which Plasma Mobile is built: Its vision. As I’ve already laid out in my blog post about creating a vision for the KDE PIM Framework, a vision is very important to align the work in a project towards a common goal, and to inspire those contributing it. Inspired by the talk Andrew Lake and I had just given at Akademy about product/ project visions, it did not take much convincing to get the Plasma Mobile team to start working on a vision.

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Plasma tricks: smart places

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A tool that I really like in Dolphin is the resources panel: there you can pin folders like your home, desktop etc. And you can also pin things like “Applications”, “Tags”, “Activities”.

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Leftovers: KDE (KDE PIM, Krita, FreeBSD Builds)

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  • KDE PIM changes in openSUSE Tumbleweed

    As you may know, up to now the default PIM suite for Plasma 5 in openSUSE Tumbleweed was the KDE PIM 4.14, based on kdelibs 4.x. While upstream KDE has offered a KF5-based version since Applications 15.08, it has been originally marked as a technology preview, so we (the openSUSE community KDE team) thought it would be more prudent to stick with the 4.14 version (but offer the KF5 based PIM as an option for the daring).

  • First Krita 3.0 pre-alpha!

    More than a year in the making… We proudly present the first pre-alpha version of Krita 3.0 you can actually try to run! So what is Krita 3.0 pre-alpha? It’s the Qt5 port, with animation, instant preview, a handful of new features and portable packages for everyone! When we feel everything is nice and stable we’ll release Krita 3.1, and we’ll keep on releasing new versions as and when we finish Kickstarter stretch goals. So keep in mind: Krita 3.0 is experimental.

  • A Week in the Life of a Krita Maintainer
  • Qt5-Ported Krita 3.0 Released In Pre-Alpha Form

    Krita 3.0 is the big release that ports this KDE-aligned, open-source digital painting software to Qt5 rather than Qt4. Krita 3.0 also has support for animations, instant preview, and other new features compared to Krita 2.x.

  • Plasma 5.5.3, Applications 15.12.1 and Frameworks 5.18.0 by KDE on FreeBSD

    Thanks to the Chakra announcement, I could copy-and-paste the title of this blog post. Thanks, folks.

    The latest round of software releases by the KDE Community — Frameworks, Plasma, and Applications — can be found the KDE-on-FreeBSD community’s area51 repository. These are unofficial ports, not yet included in the official ports tree.

  • Zanshin 0.3 on FreeBSD

    When Zanshin 0.3 was released, it took just an hour or so to update the FreeBSD port for it. Since then, the real K-F folks Tobias and Rafael have put some polish on the port, made it compatible with FreeBSD 9-STABLE and 11-CURRENT, and pushed it into area51.

Plasma 5.5.3, Applications 15.12.1 and Frameworks 5.18.0 by KDE now available

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The latest updates for KDE's Plasma, Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users.

Plasma releases now follow a new schedule, with fast early bugfix releases that gradually become less frequent. Plasma 5.5.3 includes bugfixes and new translations with the changes being 'typically small but important'.

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