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Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDEPIM/KMail is NOT dead

    I answered that KMail and KDEPIM are still alive and they still continue to be maintain[ed].

  • Krita AppImages
  • So, here were are: Br-Print3D at Campus Party Brasil 9

    Today I made my first talk in a big event, I talked about Qt and C++, and on this talk a 100 people show up, but only 6 people on that group knew about Qt. I remembered when I started to study Qt, and it’s really hard to find Qt programmers on Brazil, until I met the people from KDE Brazil. So my talk was about how to create user interfaces with Qt. What modules we should use to make an app. If is better use QtWidgets or QtQuick. And I think that I made a impression. =D

  • High-DPI Support in Qt 5.6

    Qt 5.6 brings improved high-DPI support, in the form of better support for the devicePixelRatio scaling mode. In this blog we’ll look at how to configure and enable it, from the perspective of a Qt application user and a Qt application developer.

  • Kolab at FOSDEM 2016
  • Kolab: Bringing All Of Us Together, Part 2
  • Kate on Windows

    There are still some things that needs fixing. The current installer is built from git master and not from released packages so the translation stuff hat you usually get with the release packages are missing. So only partially translated. Another feature that I’m still missing is the spell-check. I need to still add a/hspell and language dictionaries to get that to work.

  • Snorenotify 0.7.0

    A few month ago I reported that Snorenotify is becoming a KDE project.

  • SCALE14x fun - openSUSE, KDE
  • How I’ve done these emoticons
  • Qt 5.7 Feature Freeze Planned For Next Week

    The Qt 5.7 release is running slightly behind schedule due to the recent licensing changes with open-sourcing some new components and other reasons, but upstream Qt developers are now planning for the feature freeze to happen next week.

  • KDE neon Launches at FOSDEM this Weekend
  • New "KDE Neon" Project Launching This Weekend

    Jonathan Riddell, the former Kubuntu release manager that was ousted from the project, will be announcing a "KDE Neon" incubator project this weekend at FOSDEM.

    Riddell posted a quick blog post on his personal site about there being a KDE Neon launch party on Saturday night in Brussels followed by a talk on Sunday about the new project.

KDE, GNOME, and Proprietary Software

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Software
GNOME
  • Plasma 5.5.3 & KDE Frameworks 5.18 Backported To Kubuntu 15.10
  • KDEPIM KDE and opensource

    As you know I decided to fix and improve Akregator for the next release (16.04 in april).

    So this week I continued to improve QtWebKit support.

  • Instrumenting the GLib main loop with Dunfell

    This screenshot is of a trace of the buffered-input-stream test from GIO, showing I/O callbacks being made across threads as idle source callbacks.

  • Project Templates

    Now that Builder has integrated Template-GLib, I started working on creating projects from templates. Today, this is only supported from the command line. Obviously the goal is to have it in the UI side-by-side with other project creation methods.

  • Big Switch Unveils Free Version of Its SDN Software

    The new Community Edition of Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric is aimed at accelerating the adoption of Big Switch's SDN offerings.

    Big Switch Networks officials are looking to accelerate the adoption of the company's software-defined network products by offering free versions of its software products.

    The company on Jan. 26 introduced the Community Edition of its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric software offerings that officials said will give businesses a taste of what Big Switch's products can do and hopefully enticement them to buy the more robust commercial versions.

  • Opera 36.0 Gets New Build, Brings Personalized News and a Simplified Opera Menu

    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, today announced the release of yet another developer build for the upcoming Opera 36.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • Latest Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot Adds New Appearance Settings, Bugfixes

    The Vivaldi development team, through Atle Mo, has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of yet another snapshot build for the upcoming Vivaldi 1.0 web browser.

Tumbleweed delivers several KDE updates

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SUSE

Last week’s updates to Tumbleweed brought several new packages to openSUSE’s rolling release like Kmail 5, KDE Framework 5.18.0 and updates to Perl and YaST.

This week’s snapshot has KDE Applications 15.12.1, which contains only bugfixes and translation updates, and the virtual globe and world atlas Marble updated to from 15.08.3 to the 15.12.1 version.

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Review KmPlot Application

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Reviews

KmPlot has important advantages, importantly it's open source with the opportunity to participate in development. If you have ideas for development - join the community and improve it! It has an easy and intuitive UI so you can start work with it quickly and easily.

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Leftovers: KDE

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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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