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Kdenlive 17.08 released

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Kdenlive 17.08 is released bringing minor fixes and improvements. Some of the highlights include fixing the Freeze effect and resolving inconsistent checkbox displays in the effects pannel. Downloaded transition Lumas now appear in the interface. Now it is possible to assign a keyboard shortcut for the Extract Frame feature also a name is now suggested based on the frame number. Navigation of clip markers in the timeline behave as expected upon opening the project. Audio clicks issues are resolved although this requires building MLT from git or wait for a release. In this cycle we’ve also bumped the Windows version from Alpha to Beta.

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Krita 3.2.0 Released

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  • Krita 3.2.0 Released

    Later than planned, here’s Krita 3.2.0! With the new G’Mic-qt plugin integration, the smart patch tool, finger painting on touch screens, new brush presets and a lot of bug fixes. Read the full release notes for more information!. Here’s GDQuest’s video introducing 3.2.0:

  • Krita 3.2 Released For Leading Open-Source Digital Painting

    The Krita project has today announced version 3.2 is ready of their open-source, cross-platform digital painting program.

    Krita 3.2 features new G'Mic-qt plugin integration, a smart patch tool, finger painting on touch screens, new brush presets, a variety of fixes, and other minor improvements.

Releases: PostgreSQL 10 Beta 3 and KDE Frameworks 5.37

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  • PostgreSQL 10 Beta 3 Released!

    The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces today that the third beta release of PostgreSQL 10 is available for download. This release contains previews of all of the features which will be available in the final release of version 10, including fixes to many of the issues found in the second beta. Users are encouraged to begin testing their applications against 10 beta3.

  • PostgreSQL 10 Beta 3 Arrives

    Those wishing to do some database testing this weekend can try out PostgreSQL 10's third beta update, which was released earlier this week.

    Postgre developers are hoping those making use of this SQL database system will try their workloads against PostgreSQL 10 Beta 3. It has all the features to be found in this next stable release and has many bug fixes over the prior versions.

  • Release of KDE Frameworks 5.37.0
  • KDE Frameworks 5.37 Released

    Ending out the weekend, the KDE crew has released Frameworks 5.37 as the collection of complementary components to Qt5.

KDE Frameworks 5.37.0 Released for KDE Plasma 5 Desktops with 119 Changes

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KDE on Sunday announced the release and general availability of the monthly maintenance update of the KDE Frameworks collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt, versioned 5.37.0.

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Release GCompris Qt 0.80

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We are pleased to announce the release of GCompris version 0.80.

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KDE: Qt, Slimbook, Brooklyn, KWayland and KWin, Akademy

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  • Let There Be More Shapes!

    As a follow-up to the previous post about the upcoming new Shape element, I am happy to share that the feature set is going to be bigger than previously expected, and this applies already to the upcoming 5.10 release of Qt.

  • A laptop by KDE

    Earlier this year we announced a joint venture between KDE and Slimbook that we named the KDE Slimbook.

    Last Akademy we had the opportunity to meet the Slimbook team and discuss its purpose and future. I’m quite happy about the discussions, here’s my feedback.

  • How to extend Brooklyn with new chat protocols

    Do you like Brooklyn but you use a chat protocol which is not officially supported?
    All you have to do is following this tutorial step by step!

    First of all, you have to check if there is a Java library for the protocol whereby you want to create the bot.
    If it doesn't exist, you've to write it by yourself (as I did to support Rocket.Chat). Then, add the library you have just created to Maven.
    Finally import it on Brooklyn through Maven.

  • Another iteration and one tough bug

    I didn’t want to give up and so I looked through the KWayland and KWin code related to pointer locking and confinement, which is a lot. Hours later I finally found the root cause: KWin creates small on screen notifications when a pointer is locked or confined to a window. Most of the time this works without problem, but with the above patch to Xwayland the client sends in quick succession the pointer confine and lock requests to KWin and for some reason when trying to show both notifications at the same time KWin or maybe the QML engine for the notification can’t process any further. Without the patch Xwayland always only sent the confinement request and nothing blocked. I don’t know how Martin would like to have this issue solved so I created a bug report for now. It’s weird that it was such a petty cause in the end with such huge consequences, but that’s how it goes.

  • Akademy (22-27) 2017

Latte Dock 0.7

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KDE: Qt 5.10, Akademy and More

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  • [Development] First Qt 5.10 (pre-alpha) binary snapshot available

    We have finally first binary snapshot (pre-alpha) available for Qt 5.10 via online installer. You can do clean installation by using online installer or add this under existing online installation by using its maintenance tool (detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer). You will find Qt 5.10 under 'preview' node from installer UI.

  • A Binary Snapshot Of Qt 5.10 To Begin Testing This Next Toolkit Update

    It's considered pre-alpha quality so most of you will probably want to avoid it, but those wanting to easily test out the early Qt 5.10 state at least now have a binary package.

    Jani Heikkinen of The Qt Company announced this morning a pre-alpha binary snapshot of Qt 5.10 using their online installer. Details or to grab it via this mailing list post.

  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Back in 2013, when I last wrote something on the topic, I suppose I was having to manage the transition of Kubuntu from KDE 3 to KDE 4 on another person’s computer, perhaps not having to encounter this yet on my own Debian system. This transition required me to confront the arguably dubious user interface design decisions made for KDE 4. I had to deal with things like the way the desktop background no longer behaved as it had done on most systems for many years, requiring things like the “folder view” widget to show desktop icons. Disappointingly, my most recent experience involved revisiting and replaying some of these annoyances.

  • Another successful Akademy! Neon team BoF, snappy and more.

    This year's akademy held in Almeria, Spain was a great success.

    We ( the neon team ) have decided to move to using snappy container format for KDE applications in KDE Neon.
    This will begin in the dev/unstable builds while we sort out the kinks and heavily test it. We still have some roadblocks to overcome, but hope to work with the snappy team to resolve them.

  • Akademy; at 20, KDE reaches out

    Some of the talks, initiatives, conversations, and workshops that inspired me at Akademy. Thanks so much for the e.V. for sponsoring me.

KDE: Akademy 2017 and Brooklyn 0.2

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  • Akademy 2017 Review

    Akademy 2017 was held in Almeria, Spain for a week full of discussion around the Plasma project. Our VDG team was represented by Jens Reutenberg (jensreu) and Andy Betts (anditosan). Our aim at the event was to provide help to many of the developers who gathered at the event and needed help in designing new applications using guidelines or just coming up with design ideas.

  • Akademy group photo time series

    Akademy is the oldest yearly meeting of KDE programmers. This year I attended for the tenth time.

    Dublin in 2006 was my first Akademy. I will never forget it. It was my first time meeting the people from whom I learned so much.

  • KDE Brooklyn Chat Bridge Declared Production-Ready

    The GSoC student developer working on "Brooklyn", the protocol-independent chat bridge for KDE systems and written in Java, has declared his project a success. In ending out the GSoC summer work, he has released Brooklyn v0.2 and has deemed it ready for production use.

    The Brooklyn chat program for KDE as of version 0.2 supports the Telegram, IRC, and Rocket Chat services.

  • Brooklyn 0.2 released, ready for production

    For Debian 9 users who want to use it without too many configurations, there is an Ansible config ready to be used.

KDE Plasma 5: The Silent Revolution

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For years, I fell into the habit that the age of innovation in desktop environments had ended because of users protesting new releases of GNOME and KDE, and the lukewarm response to Ubuntu's Unity. After about 2012, the largest innovations on the desktop appeared to be coming from Linux Mint, half of whose efforts were devoted to MATE, a fork of GNOME 2, which was first released in 2002, and half to developing Cinnamon as a full- featured desktop,a process now well-advanced.

Armed with this view, I frequently characterized Plasma 4 as a kitchen-sink desktop, more concerned with cramming in any remotely useful feature than in improving the user experience. In marked contrast to GNOME 3, Plasma 4 frequently repositioned features. Particularly in the Systems Settings, new features were dumped in an Advanced tab, and took several releases to be suitably positioned.

Meanwhile, Plasma 5 came out in 2014. It was discussed mostly in terms of updating Plasma to use the Qt 5 toolkit and streamlining the code. Moreover, because KDE projects have different releases schedules, most distributions were slow to switch to Plasma 5. I saw it in virtual machines, but I rarely used it for prolonged periods.

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Also: Akademy 2017 in Retrospect

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Librem 5 Phone Progress Report

  • Librem 5 Phone Progress Report – The First of Many More to Come!
    First, let me apologize for the silence. It was not because we went into hibernation for the winter, but because we were so busy in the initial preparation and planning of a totally new product while orienting an entirely new development team. Since we are more settled into place now, we want to change this pattern of silence and provide regular updates. Purism will be giving weekly news update posts every Tuesday, rotating between progress on phone development from a technology viewpoint (the hardware, kernel, OS, etc.) and an art of design viewpoint (UI/UX from GNOME/GTK to KDE/Plasma). To kickoff this new update process, this post will discus the technological progress of the Librem 5 since November of 2017.
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Benchmarking Retpoline-Enabled GCC 8 With -mindirect-branch=thunk

We have looked several times already at the performance impact of Retpoline support in the Linux kernel, but what about building user-space packages with -mindirect-branch=thunk? Here is the performance cost to building some performance tests in user-space with -mindirect-branch=thunk and -mindirect-branch=thunk-inline. Read more

An introduction to Inkscape for absolute beginners

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Behind the scenes with Pop!_OS Linux

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