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Akonadi – still alive and rocking

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It’s been a while since I wrote anything about Akonadi but that does not mean I was slacking all the time Wink The KDE PIM team has ported PIM to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 and released the first KF5-based version in August 2015 and even before that we already did some major changes under the hood that were not possible in the KDE4 version due to API and ABI freezes of kdepimlibs. The KF5-based version of Akonadi libraries (and all the other KDE PIM libraries for that matter) have no guarantees of stable API yet, so we can bend and twist the libraries to our needs to improve stability and performance. Here’s an overview of what has happened (mostly in Akonadi) since we started porting to KDE Frameworks 5. It is slightly more technical than I originally intended to, sorry about that.

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KDE Plasma Releases

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  • KDE Plasma 5.6 to Land on March 22, 2016, Will Have Five Point Releases

    We reported earlier today, January 6, 2016, the availability of the third maintenance release for the KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment, and we've promised to share some details about the release schedule of the next major version, KDE Plasma 5.6.

  • KDE Plasma 5.5.3 Desktop Environment Brings the First Plasma 5 Bugfixes for 2016

    The third maintenance release of the KDE Plasma 5 open source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems was supposed to be released on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, according to the official release schedule.

  • Plasma 5.4.3 and Applications 15.08.3 for Kubuntu 15.10

    In the last months after the 15.10 release, developers have been very busy updating and improving our workflows and documentation which left little time for packaging. But we’re getting back on track, so here’s the missing announcement for Plasma 5.4.3 and KDE Applications 15.08.3.

    Many of you have been asking for Plasma 5.5. We are working on it and are close to finishing the packages for the development release, 15.10 packages will follow soon after.

Debian-Based DebEX KDE Linux OS Ships with KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.3

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We've been informed by Arne Exton, a GNU/Linux developer known for numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems, about the availability for download of a new build of his DebEX KDE Linux operating system.

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KDE New Year

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Rating KDE Applications: Great to Not too Good

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On the Manjaro mail forum, a thread is rating KDE applications into three categories: second to none, decent, and better uninstalled and replaced.

Despite the modern proliferation of desktop environments, such a rating could only be done with GNOME or KDE. No other desktops have encouraged as extensive ecosystems of applications, and, in fact, most modern desktops borrow from GNOME.

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Chakra GNU/Linux Devs to Refine the KDE Plasma 5 Implementation in 2016

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Today, December 29, 2015, the developers of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system have published the distribution's plans for 2016, along with their best wishes to the community.

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Also: Driving Akonadi Next from the command line

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Experimental The Unarchiver backend for Ark

    Five years ago, the Free Software Foundation announced The Unarchiver as a free tool to extract RARv3 archives. In that blog post, you can notice how the FSF hoped that existing GUI extraction tools like Ark would integrate support for The Unarchiver. That’s because The Unarchiver‘s GUI is only available on Mac OS, while on Linux there are only the CLI frontends (which are lsar to list an archive and unar to unpack an archive).

  • Making Something Unpleasant More Pleasant

    I’m just using Dolphin for demonstration purposes, I’m not saying that Dolphin is crashy – Dolphin is awesome!

  • My Experience with KDE and Cantor

    Hello. I'm Divit, a 15 year old KDE contributor. I was introduced to KDE through Google Code-in. For those of you who don't know, Google Code-in is a contest introducing 13-17 year old pre-university students to open source software development. It is somehow similar to Google Summer of Code. This post is related to one of my Google code-in task and in this post, I'll be telling about the KDE application- cantor and my experience with KDE so far in this competition.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Create Super Mosaic Images with Ekos
  • Look Ma' what I found under the tree! Zanshin 0.3rc1!

    This new release builds upon the new technical foundations we put into place and published to the public for the first time with our previous beta. We have been listening to user feedback and fixed the bugs they found. We would like to thank David Faure and Matija Šuklje who have been instrumental in finding quirks, providing feedback and supporting us. Thanks guys, it is really appreciated!

  • Merry Christmas KDE

    This gift is for all KDE Community, for all support that you give to us since Octuber. For accept us inside this community. To allows us to evolve like humans and programmers.

  • K-F updates, a whole mess of them

    There’s a whole mess of updates in the area51 repository maintained by the KDE-FreeBSD team.

  • Interview with serenitywing

    I love Krita because it is professional in the look and feel but it is for free. I also like the large amount of digital painting brushes in Krita.

  • The Video Editing Challenge – Part I: Kdenlive

    After quite a few false starts, I came upon a tutorial by Seth Kenlon in which he explains how to use masking in Kdenlive. Thanks to Seth’s article, you can learn how to open one (1) window using masking techniques. This set me on the right track, but combining more than two clips requires one more ingredient that you’ll learn about later.

  • Open Letter: The issues with client-side-window-decorations

    as you wanted to have a mail with all my concerns about client-side-window-decorations (CSD), here is a very long mail presenting all my concerns what will not be possible any more with CSD and why I think that these particular features will be impossible. The list is based on KWin’s current feature set.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.5.2, bugfix Release for December

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Tuesday, 22 December 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.5.2. Plasma 5.5 was released a couple of weeks ago with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. We are experimenting with a new release schedule with bugfix releases started out frequent and becoming less frequent. The first two bugfix releases come out in the weeks following the initial release and future ones at larger increments.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE Plasma and KDE Apps on Wayland Review and Video: The First Plasma Wayland Live Image

    Recently releases of KDE and GNOME Desktop Environment have a serious progress to Wayland porting – the first Plasma Wayland live image is available for download. Last versions of GNOME work more or less stable and how about KDE? Time to explore it.

  • Notes on kdewallet

    With the relatively new Plasma 5, there are some oddities with “kwallet” (also called “kdewallet”). I’ll be discussing those in this post.

  • DWD: Protocol U-Turn

    Since Martin posted his Wayland progress I’ve noticed an uptick in questions about CSD, so I figure now is a good time to upload this post I’ve had sitting around, as for the past month I’ve been closely examining the concept of “Dynamic Window Decorations”, or “DWDs” and how to better implement them.

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MeX Operating System Brings Cinnamon 3.0 & Linux Kernel 4.6 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 30, 2016, Arne Exton has released a new build of his MeX GNU/Linux distribution, based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system. Shipping with the Cinnamon 3.0.5 desktop environment (Cinnamon 3.0.6 is now the latest version available) and borrowing some of the technologies from the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, MeX Build 160630 is now available for download powered by the Linux 4.6 kernel. Read more

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