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Leftovers: KDE (Krita 3.0 and Plasma 5.7)

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  • Krita 3.0 Released

    Today the Krita team releases Krita 3.0, the Animation Release. Wrapping up a year of work, this is a really big release: animation support integrated into Krita’s core, Instant Preview for better performance painting and drawing with big brushes on big canvases, ported to the latest version of the Qt platform and too many bigger and smaller new features and improvements to mention!

  • KDE's Krita 3.0 Officially Released

    It feels like it took an eternity in retrospect, but the Krita 3.0 release of this KDE sketching and digital painting program is now available.

    Krita 3.0 is the release that's ported to KF5/Qt5, offers initial support for animation, instant preview support, and dozens of other features were added.

  • Krita 3.0 Free Digital Painting Software Officially Released, Here's What's New

    Today, May 31, 2016, the Krita Foundation has had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita 3.0 digital painting software.

    After being in development for the past six months, Krita 3.0 is finally here, fully ported to the next-generation Qt 5 technologies. Prominent features of Krita 3.0 include built-in animation support, as well as the ability to work with big canvases and brushes, thanks to the Instant Preview functionality.

    "Many of the new features were funded by the 2015 Kickstarter campaign. A big thank-you to all our backers," said Krita Foundation in today's announcement. "The remaining stretch goals will be released with Krita 3.1, later this year. And don’t forget that we’ve still got seven days in the current kickstarter campaign."

  • Multiscreen in Plasma 5.7 and beyond

    While for many people, multiscreen support in Plasma works nicely, for some of our users, it doesn’t. There are problems with restoring previously set up configuration, and around the primary display mechanism. We’re really unhappy about that, and we’re working on fixing it for all of our users. These kind of bug are the stuff nightmares are made of, so there’s not a silver bullet to fix everything of it, once and for all right away. Multiscreen support requires many different components to play in tune with each other, and they’re usually divided into separate processes communicating via different channels with each other. There’s X11 involved, XCB, Qt, libkscreen and of course the Plasma shell. I can easily at least three different protocols in this game, Wayland being a fourth (but likely not used at the same time as X11). The complexity involved here is not just, and the components involved are actually doing their job quite well and have their specific purposes. Let me give an overview.

Discover in Plasma 5.7

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Discover‘s future is Kirigami. We have already some work lined up (see the kirigami branch), we are pending some design work so that it shines, but the approach is already quite promising!

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE Partition Manager Now Lets Users Resize Encrypted Filesystems with LUKS

    Andrius Štikonas announced the release of the KDE Partition Manager 2.2.0 open-source partition editor software designed specifically for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KPMcore 2.2.0 utility.

    KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore 2.2.0 are two major release, finally bringing proper LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) support, in the way that the software is now capable of creating LUKS volumes on disk drivers, as well as to format the inner file system, besides detecting the LUKS container.

  • KDE Partition Manager 2.2 Brings Proper LUKS Support

    The KDE Partition Manager, the promising disk partitioning application that's become a viable alternative to GParted, is up to version 2.2.

    KDE Partition Manager 2.2 was released this week by Andrius Štikonas and its big feature is proper LUKS support. The KDE Partition Manager can now properly handle LUKS encrypted volumes with support for creating them and formatting the inner file-system, opening/closing LUKS volumes, resizing support, and more.

  • I have a problem...

    Every day, a sizable number of people posts problems on the KDE Community Forums and the ever-helpful staff does their best to solve whatever issues they’re facing. But what exactly does one do when this happens? This post provides more insights on the process.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Plasma Wayland ISO Checkup

    My Plasma Wayland ISOs are building nicely fresh each day. I asked Betty the fuzzy Guinea Pig to gave one a try today and there’s still obvious bugs like no text on task bar and the blue window bars are back but she’s generally impressed at how this is likely to be a good replacement for X in the near future.

  • Call for new KStars splash screen

    KStars gained two seats for Google Summer of Code 2016. The first project is to develop KStars Lite, a small footprint KStars aimed for tablet/mobile and low powered devices. The second project is to port KStars to Windows, including migration of INDI Client library and Ekos. Both projects are progressing along quite nicely and we expect to see stellar results by the end of the summer.

  • KDAB Training Day at QtCon
  • Faster than Fast String Search in Qt
  • Very explicit operator bool
  • Kdenlive: features and next Cafés

    Our monthly Kdenlive Cafés (*) really helped us focusing the development on some awesome features. We now have a small team of really involved people that help us evolve towards the best free open source video editor for professionnals.

  • KDev-Embedded, The alpha version is coming !

    Today one of the most important steps was performed, the first upload to a microController. The code was a blink compiled with a makefile and uploaded with the KDev-Embedded plugin to an AVR microController (Arduino Nano board).

  • Verdigris: Qt without moc

    Verdigris is a header-only library that can be used with Qt. It uses macros to create a QMetaObject that is binary compatible with Qt's own QMetaObject without requiring moc. In other words, you can use Verdigris macros in your Qt or QML application instead of some of the Qt macros and then you do not need to run moc.

  • Kubuntu Party 4 – The Gathering of Halflings

    Come and join us for a most excellent Gathering of Halflings at Kubuntu Party 4, Friday 17th June 19:00 UTC.

  • Some plans do not cooperate with you…

    I reached the creator at the IRC channel of KDE to see if he could help me, and Jonathan Riddel gives me the help that I need it, at the selection of bugs that I could work and others things that I was thinking about Umbrello. After two days, one before the end of submission time, I submitted my project to the KDE Community.

  • Coding at Lakademy

    Today is the third day that Lakademy is happening at Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), and since the first hour, I’m doing a lot of code. The work is concentrate on my GSoC Project, and finally getting on track on my work in Umbrello.

  • if (LaKademy 2016) goto Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro, the “Cidade Maravilhosa”, land of the eternal Summer. The sunlight here is always clear and hot, the sea is refreshing, the sand is comfortable. The people is happy, Rio de Janeiro has good music, food, the craziest parties of the world, and beautiful bodies having fun with beach games (do you know futevolei?).

  • Breeze Dark Color Scheme

    Just as quick info, with the next KDE Frameworks 5 release, namely KF5 version 5.23, the KTextEditor framework gains a Breeze Dark color scheme. The colors mostly stick to the Breeze color palette, with some minor changes, since KTextEditor needs more colors the the color palette itself ships. To use this color scheme, go to the config dialog and choose “Breeze Dark” in the Fonts & Colors config page. We hope this is useful – mandatory screenshot:

  • kmail 16.04.1 and Novell Groupwise 2014 IMAP server - anyone?
  • Yet Another GSoC Blog

    TL;DR: Well Hey there, Chantara here. I will be working with 2 awesome mentors, Stikonas and teo-, to add LVM and hopefully RAID support for KDE Partition Manager and KPMCore library over my summer with Google Summer of Code. If you’re interested, read on!!! Smile

  • KDE Partition Manager 2.2.0

    KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore 2.2.0 are now released with a proper LUKS support! This is a fairly big feature release but it also got tested more than usual, so a lot of bugs were fixed (including some crashes). Unfortunately there is still one more reproducible crash (bug 363294) on exit when file open/save dialogs are used (and very similar crashes actually exist in some other KDE programs, e.g. kdebugdialog or Marble). If anybody has any idea how to fix it I would be grateful.

  • Hello KDE

    Plasma Mobile Emulator will be the solution for developing, testing and accessing plasma mobile system without having to install on real phone.

  • Interview with Neotheta
  • The work on animation features continues

    While the first stable Krita version with animation is just around the corner, I am already rolling up my sleeves with plans to take the feature to the next level. It's Google Summer of Code time again.

    A lot has happened since last year. Import for image sequences was added, the timeline docker was reworked and a large number of smaller changes and fixes were implemented to make the animation tools ready for inclusion in Krita 3.0. For a nice overview, check out GDQuest's video tutorial.

  • Free Software Artists and their Tools — Part I: David Revoy & Krita

    The idea that Free Software has no decent design programs, and that it is impossible to produce quality art without proprietary apps is one of those myths that refuses to die. For quite some time now, OCSmag has been on a mission to prove otherwise. In this latest series we talk to three artists who use Free Software tools to produce their works.

  • Krita at KomMissia

    Last weekend, ace Krita hacker Dmitry Kazakov attended KomMissia, the annual Russian comics festival. Best quote award goes to the Wacom booth attendants, who install Krita on all their demo machines because “too many people keep asking about it”!

  • KStars on Windows – Alpha version

    Using emerge tool, I started to build KStars on Windows. Since this process could be very troublesome, I used a Windows 7 32-bit virtual machine. Actually, for building KDE sources, the KDE developers recommend the 32-bit version of Windows 7.

Kubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus - Not meant to be

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There's one thing that is consistent with the Xenial family of spring disappointments. The disappointment. When one goes bad, you know they all do, and in this regard, Ubuntu LTS delivers badly across its entire range. 16.04 was meant to be sweet hope, salvation and joy, it is just a string of rushed, badly QA-ed images.

Kubuntu Xerus does not have any redeeming factors. It's pretty all right, but it's buggy, Samba support is weak, smartphone support is sub-par, package management is atrocious, battery life is just average but still much worse than the spectacularly useless Werewolf release, and there are lots of other small problems everywhere. Nothing about this particular edition oozes confidence, quality or long-term vision. Really sad. 2/10. My weekend has been ruined again, thank you. Don't bother. Bye.

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Leftovers: KDE (Akonadi, KWin)

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  • Akonadi for e-mail needs to die

    So, I'm officially giving up on kmail2 (i.e., the Akonadi-based version of kmail) on the last one of my PCs now. I have tried hard and put in a lot of effort to get it working, but it costs me a significant amount of time and effort just to be able to receive and read e-mail - meaning hanging IMAP resources every few minutes, the feared "Multiple merge candidates" bug popping up again and again, and other surprise events. That is plainly not acceptable in the workplace, where I need to rely on e-mail as means of communication. By leaving kmail2 I seem to be following many many other people... Even dedicated KDE enthusiasts that I know have by now migrated to Trojita or Thunderbird.

  • Virtual keyboard support in KWin/Wayland 5.7

    Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.

  • Virtual Keyboard Support For KWin / KDE Wayland 5.7

    The latest KWin/Wayland hacking project by Martin Gräßlin is adding virtual keyboard support to KWin for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 release.

    This virtual keyboard support is powered by the QtVirtualKeyboard module and provides a high-quality, QML-based keyboard that will work on KWin/Wayland when no hardware keyboard is available. Implementing this virtual keyboard support with Wayland compatibility was actually quite a feat, but has now become a reality thanks to the work by Martin.

Leftovers: KDE

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Plasma 5.6.4, Applications 16.04.1 and Frameworks 5.22.0 available in Chakra

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

Plasma 5.6.4 includes a month's worth of bugfixes and new translations, with the changes being related to the plasma desktop and workspace, kwin, kscreen and networkmanager, among others.

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Also: Chakra GNU/Linux Users Receiving KDE Plasma 5.6.4 & KDE Applications 16.04.1 Now

Kubuntu 16.04 LTS Users Receive the Latest KDE Plasma 5.6.4 Desktop, Update Now

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Kubuntu and KDE developer Marcin Sągol today announced the availability of the latest KDE Plasma 5.6.4 desktop environment in the special repositories for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users.

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Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15.17 Finally Switches the OS to KDE Plasma 5

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Gentoo

Today, May 20, 2016, Calculate Linux developer Alexander Tratsevskiy proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of Calculate Linux 15.17.

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