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KDE/Qt: Qt 5.9 RC2, Qbs 1.8, and FreeBSD KDE Rehousing

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  • Qt 5.9 RC2 released

    Qt 5.9 RC2 is available. It is Qt 5.9 RC + https://codereview.qt-project.org/#/c/195341/

    At this time RC2 is available via online installers only, instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer.

    And because there is only one change after official RC we should be able to release final Qt 5.9.0 this Wed (31.5.2017) as planned.

  • Qt 5.9 RC2 Released, Qt 5.9.0 Still On Track For This Week

    The Qt Company has released their second and final release candidate for the big Qt 5.9 tool-kit update.

    Qt 5.9 RC2 has just one fix post-RC1. While the Qt 5.9 release schedule was running a bit behind, The Qt Company is still trying to meet their goal of shipping on time. As of now, they believe they can still ship Qt 5.9.0 final on Wednesday, 31 May.

  • Qbs 1.8 Released -- Planned To Replace QMake Build System In Qt 6
  • Qbs 1.8 released

    Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of Qbs 1.8! This is primarily a stability-focused release which paves the way for some powerful new features coming in a few months with 1.9.

  • Moving freebsd.kde.org to KDE Community Wiki

    The KDE/FreeBSD website has been around for a long time. It has been the repository of much (well, maybe some) wisdom around KDE-on-FreeBSD. But as a repository of knowledge, it has been rather limited in recent years: it lives in KDE’s source-code repositories, and as such has a pretty high barrier to entry. You need a KDE developer account to edit it, for one. And then, editing PHP files in git is not fun, if you’re trying to contribute documentation, howto’s, or screenshots.

  • Qt Applications Will Now Look Better On Flatpak'ed GNOME Desktops

Reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment, cool KDE tweaks, and GNOME integration for Qt based application

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  • 11 reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment for Linux

    Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 caused issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that made it difficult for me to get any work done. So I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having been using KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it might be time to try some different desktops.

  • Which Linux desktop environment do you prefer?
  • 7 cool KDE tweaks that will change your life
  • Gnome integration for Qt based applications in Flatpak

    Following blog post from Patrick Griffis about new themes support in Flatpak, we started working on supporting this new feature too. Currently wherever you start a Qt application, it would always look like a KDE application or something would be missing, like icons so you would end up with bad experience and mixed feelings. This is going to change now as we now support Gnome in form of icons, widget style and Qt platform theme and with this, when you run a Qt application in Gnome, it will look definitely better and more natively than before. We packaged regular adwaita icons which are used by default in Gnome as extension of freedesktop runtime. For widget style we use adwaita-qt style, which is a Qt style attempting to look like Gtk’s adwaita and the most important part putting this all together is QGnomePlatform, a Qt platform theme which reads your Gnome configuration and applies it to running Qt applications. QGnomePlatform also enforces Qt apps to use adwaita icons and adwaita-qt style by default so that’s another reason why it is important. Both adwaita-qt and QGnomePlatform projects are by the way authored by Martin Bříza, a collegue of mine from Red Hat so if you meet him in person somewhere buy him a beer for that he cares about Qt integration in Gnome Smile. Now coming to a question how to install this and make it work. Basically all you need to do is install following extensions and you shold be done:

FreeBSD News: 64-bit Inodes and KDE

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BSD
  • FreeBSD Lands Support For 64-bit Inodes (ino64 Project)

    While Linux and other operating systems (including DragonFlyBSD) have supported 64-bit inodes for data structures on file-systems, FreeBSD has been limited to 32-bit. But thanks to the work of many on the ino64 project, FreeBSD now has support for 64-bit inodes while retaining backwards compatibility.

  • KDE FreeBSD CI (2)

    The KDE Continuous Integration system builds KDE software from scratch, straight from the git repositories, and usually from master (or whatever is considered the development branch). It’s been building for Linux for a long time, and has recently been expanded with FreeBSD servers as well. KDE sysadmin has been kind enough to provide two more VMs (with some more compiling “oomph”) so that we can keep up better, and the CI has just been expanded with all of the Plasma products. That means we’re now building KDE Frameworks, and the Plasma desktop.

KDevelop 5.1.1 released

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Together with the source code, we again provide a prebuilt one-file-executable for 64-bit Linux (AppImage), as well as binary installers for 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows. You can find them on our download page.

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KDE: KIO GDrive 1.2, Krita 3.1.4, and Qt 5.9 Release Candidate

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  • KIO GDrive 1.2 released

    A new stable release for KIO GDrive is now available, version is 1.2.0. The main change is the integration with Plasma/KAccounts. Have a look at my previous post for more details.

  • Krita 3.1.4 Released

    Today we’re releasing Krita 3.1.4. This strictly a bug-fix release, but everyone is encouraged to update.

  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released

    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer.

  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing

    Running just slightly behind schedule, the Qt 5.9 release candidate is now available for last-minute testing of this next tool-kit update.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

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GNOME
  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements

    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment.

    KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.

  • Summer of Coding!

    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!

  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released

    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .

  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support

    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.

  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs

    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

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  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0

    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.

  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration

    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).

  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans

    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.

KDE Leftovers

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  • Getting Free Software into our users’ hands

    In KDE we cover a mix of platforms and form factors that make our technology very powerful. But how to reach so many different systems while maintaining high quality on all of them?

  • Plasma 5.11 Wallpaper Production – Part 1

    Today I streamed the first half of the Plasma 5.11 wallpaper production, and it was an interesting experience. The video above is the abridged version sped up ~20x, heavily edited to the actual creation, and should be a fun watch for the interested.

  • Randa Meetings 2017 – Registration goes live
  • https://blogs.kde.org/2017/05/20/simon-0490-beta-released

    The second version (0.4.90) towards Simon 0.5.0 is out in the wilds. Please download the source code, test it and send us feedback.

  • Correcting mistakes from the past

    Not only, but to a large extent I worked in the last few months on foundational improvements to KWin’s DRM backend, which is a central building block of KWin’s Wayland session. The idea in the beginninng was to directly expand upon my past Atomic Mode Setting (AMS) work from last year. We’re talking about direct scanout of graphic buffers for fullscreen applications and later layered compositing. Indeed this was my Season of KDE project with Martin Flöser as my mentor, but in the end relative to the initial goal it was unsuccessful.

KDE and GNOME News

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GNOME
  • Kwin Wayland High DPI Support

    The current world of high DPI works fine when dealing with a single montior and only dealing with modern apps.
    but it breaks down with multiple monitors.

  • My adventures on Crafting PT II

    I copy&paste the script used on Kate and adapted for AtCore situation. So far everything is working, so I just need to have an icon done and submit the diff for approval and have it inside Craft.

  • A proposal to move GNOME to GitLab

    The GNOME project has, after a period of contemplation, put forward a proposal to move to a GitLab installation on GNOME's infrastructure. "We are confident that GitLab is a good choice for GNOME, and we can’t wait for GNOME to modernise our developer experience with it. It will provide us with vastly more effective tools, an easier landing for newcomers, and lots of opportunities to improve the way that we work. We're ready to start working on the migration."

  • Fractional scaling goes east

    When we introduced HiDPI support in GNOME a few years ago, we took the simplest possible approach that was feasible to implement with the infrastructure we had available at the time.

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PC-MOS/386 was first announced by The Software Link in 1986 and was released in early 1987. It was capable of working on any x86 computer (though the Intel 80386 was its target market). However, some later chips became incompatible because they didn't have the necessary memory management unit. It had a dedicated following but also contained a couple of design flaws that made it slow and/or expensive to run. Add to that the fact it had a Y2K bug that manifested on 31 July 2012, after which any files created wouldn't work, and it's not surprising that it didn't become the gold standard. The last copyright date listed is 1992, although some users have claimed to be using it far longer. Read more