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Qt 5.6 Now In Beta, Prepares To Be A Long-Term Support Release

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Qt 5.6 remains about two months behind schedule, but the beta release of this tool-kit update with long-term support has been finally realized.

The Qt 5.6 toolkit went into beta on Friday and will be supported for three years with being an LTS release. Qt 5.6 features fully rewritten HiDPI support, full Windows 10 support, the removal of WebKit and Qt Quick 1 support, and many other changes. More information on Qt 5.6 can be found via our past articles.

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KDE Catchup

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  • Coming soon: Roda Pantura

    All the concept art, painting, coloring and 2D animation on this film is done with Krita, supplemented with Blender for compositing and video editing. Hizkia says: “Krita is the best software for me, I like the very smooth brush engine. This is useful, and a lot of people share their brushes. My concept styles are: tropical, dirty, imperfect, colorful.”

  • A little Kube says “Hi!”

    During the Randa Meetings in Switzerland this year, the KDE PIM team decided to do an experiment. We wanted to see how modern QtQuick based PIM applications could look like. So we started to develop Kube Mail, an email client build with QtQuickControls on top of Akonadi-Next.

  • Happy Christmas with Plasma Wayland Live Image

    I just published a live Plasma image with Wayland. A great milestone in a multi-year project of the Plasma team lead by the awesome Martin G. Nowhere near end-user ready yet but the road forward is now visible to humble mortals who don’t know how to write their own Wayland protocol. It’ll give a smoother and more secure graphics system when it’s done and ensures KDE’s software and Linux on the desktop stays relevant for another 30 years.

  • Split kdepim and kdepim-addons

    The main reason is that I wanted to make life easy for new developers.

    Until now when we wanted to develop an extension for kmail/kaddressbook or other kdepim application it was necessary to build all kdepim.

  • KDE Ships Plasma 5.5.1, bugfix Release for December
  • New Features and Changes in KDE Plasma 5.5
  • Type Managers and KDE

    End users like using Type Managers, they make their life easier through many different means that compliment each other. If KDE [type manager] applications integrate more Type Manager features I do believe that they will get more users.

  • KDE 5_15.12 for Slackware-current

    It is time for a refresh of my ‘ktown’ package set. KDE 5_15.12 has been uploaded, containing the latest and greatest: Frameworks 5.17.0, Plasma 5.5.1 and Applications 15.12.0.

  • Server-Side decorations coming to KWin/Wayland

First Plasma Wayland Live Image

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The Plasma team has been working on an early Christmas present: a live image running Plasma on Wayland.

Being able to run a full session of Plasma with applications is a major milestone in our aim of moving from the 30 year old X Window System to its replacement.

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QDockWidget improvements in Qt 5.6

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We made some improvements to QDockWidget for Qt 5.6. You can now re-order your QDockWidget's tabs with the mouse. There is also a new mode you can set on your QMainWindow so that you can drag and drop full groups of tabbed QDockWidgets. Furthermore there is a new API which allows you to programatically resize the QDockWidgets.

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Plasma 5.5.1, Applications 15.12.0 and Frameworks 5.17.0 by KDE now available

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We are happy to announce that the brand new 5.5 series of Plasma releases, more specifically Plasma 5.5.1, is now available in our stable repositories. This quick update that followed the first 5.5 release provides some bug fixes to Plasma users, in addition to the many changes that were introduced in 5.5.0 which aimed at enhancing users' experience.

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Zanshin 0.3 beta1 is out!

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Although the wait has been very long between Zanshin 0.2.1 and 0.2.2, we are now happy to announce the immediate availability of Zanshin 0.3 beta1! (aka 0.2.80)

Finally! We're getting a new feature release in sight. It brings a lot of changes coming from our own dog-fooding of 0.2.x, discussions with designers and users feedback.

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KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.12.0

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KDE is excited to announce the release of KDE Applications 15.12, the December 2015 update to KDE Applications. This release brings one new application and feature additions and bug fixes across the board to existing applications. The team strives to always bring the best quality to your desktop and these applications, so we're counting on you to send your feedback.

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Also: KDE Applications 15.12 Launches for KDE Plasma 5.5 with Spectacle Screenshot Tool

KDE Applications 15.12 Released, Spectacle Replaces KSnapshot

KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Will Enter FreeBSD "When It's Stable & Usable"

KDE Plasma 5.5.1 Is Here, with Fix for Wayland Freeze, Much More

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The KDE community announced that the KDE Plasma 5.5.1 is now out and ready for download. This is just a bug fix release, but it's very likely that we'll see it available very soon in repos.

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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.17.0

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December 12, 2015. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.17.0.

KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

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There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux. Read more

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported. Read more

BSD Leftovers

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Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more