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Linux Kernel 4.12 Coming Soon to openSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE Plasma 5.10.3 Is Here

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openSUSE Project's Dominique Leuenberger is reporting today on the latest updates that landed in the main software repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system.

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KDE and GNOME: Snap in Discover, Randa Meetings, Distros with KDE Plasma 5.10, Endless OS, and Dash to Panel

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KDE:

  • Snap in Discover and the GNU/Linux Desktop

    Last week I attended a sprint with the Snap team and some other members of the community. One of the things we looked into was the Software Center story at depth so I thought it’s a good moment to give you an update.

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    One of the really cool things about Snap is how well it integrates with cloud/IoT stuff. While this makes it really powerful, us desktop users and developers have seen some things that will need tackling eventually. Things like styling, fonts, icons, etc. need to be properly represented in Snap and it’s good to see this coming together nicely.

  • Snap App Integration in KDE Discover Is Picking Up Pace

    Work on integration Snap app support with KDE Discover is picking up pace, with devs hopeful that a stable backend can feature in Plasma 5.11.

  • Firefox and Plasma Activities

    You may know that when you stop an Activity some opened apps can “hibernate”, they free RAM but when you restart the Activity they reappear in the same state (Dolphin at the same path, Kate and Okular with the same documents etc) and the same size and position on the screen. This generally works for KDE applications. But at the moment KDE misses a good web browser and so I use Firefox.

    Mozilla’s browser has an option to automatically restore the previous session (tabs) when you start it. I use this feature a lot but sometimes I want to keep a session “saved” while I open a new one for another task (work vs study vs entertainment etc). This is why I tried to combine Firefox’s profiles (each one has its own “session”) with Plasma Activities.

  • Randa Meetings 2017 – Registration closes soon
  • How To Fix Qt Creator Doesn't Show Examples and "No Valid Kits Found"
  • Qt Quick Designer – The Coffee Machine

    With Qt Creator 4.3 released a month ago, coming with cool new features for Qt Quick Designer, we decided it is time to create an example that shows the complete intended workflow for Qt Quick Designer and establishes good practices.

    We implemented the UI of a Coffee Machine following the reference design of a professional designer. The designer also provided all graphical assets as PNG images. In the screenshot, you can see the Resource Browser containing all the provided graphical assets. You can use these graphical assets by drag and drop.

  • List of GNU/Linux Distros with KDE Plasma 5.10 + How To Upgrade

GNOME:

  • Simulating read latency with device-mapper

    Like most distros, Endless OS is available as a hybrid ISO 9660 image. The main uses (in my experience) of these images are to attach to a virtual machine’s emulated optical drive, or to write them to a USB flash drive. In both cases, disk access is relatively fast.

  • Dash to Panel Updated with Window Peek, Other New Options

    A new version of Dash to Panel, the popular GNOME extension that adds an icon task bar and system tray to the desktop, has been released.

    Dash to Panel v9 adds a couple of new features, including a Window Peek mode, and some nifty new options, like being able to hide ‘favourites’ from the panel.

    Window Peek is the headline addition in this release. Similar to Windows 7’s Aero Peek, it lets you hover over a task bar preview to see a full-size preview of that app’s window. Helpful for finding a specific app window. Other windows and apps on the desktop are made transparent.

KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop to Have a Stable Snap Backend for Installing Snaps

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KDE developer Aleix Pol is reporting today on the progress of the Snap backend for the Plasma Discover graphical package manager of the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

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Also: KDE Discover Moving Ahead With Better Snap Support

Kube 0.3.1 and KDav2 0.1.0 Released by Christian Mollekopf

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  • Release of Kube 0.3.1

    Kube 0.3.1 is out the door.

    Over the past months we’ve been working hard on turning Kube into something more useful than a pure techpreview, and while Kube 0.3.1 still isn’t anywhere near production ready, I can finally say that I can use it for most of my email needs.

    First, let’s get out of the way what doesn’t work just yet so you know what you can expect.

  • Release of KDav2 0.1.0

    I’m pleased to announce the release of KDav2 0.1.0.

    KDav2 is a KJob based DAV protocol implementation.

KDE at Asian FOSS conferences

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It feels great to say that KDE has active contributors across the globe. Two KDE contributors recently presented talks in Asia about their work and encouraged new contributors to join us and get started.

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Improving Kubuntu, Getting the New Linux Mint

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Software and Games: Network Monitoring, Steam Usage, RPCS3 Has Moved to Qt, Go support in KDevelop, and QT3D

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KDE: Akademy, digiKam, and Plasma Vault

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  • Presentation themes for Akademy

    I’ve updated my style for LaTeX Beamer. It now comes with a few different themes built-in, where two of them are KDE Plasma inspired.

    One is rather simple - just a dash of Breeze Blue, and the other is based on Ken’s Plasma 5.6 wallpaper.

  • digiKam 5.6 Professional Photo Management Application Stable Version Released For Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    digiKam is digital photo management application for specially designed for KDE desktop environment. Digital photo management program designed to import, organize, enhance, search and export your digital images to and from your computer. It provides a simple interface which makes importing and organizing digital photographs a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. digiKam enables you to manage large numbers of digital photographs in albums and to organize these photographs for easy retrieval using tags (keywords), captions, collections, dates, geolocation and searches. It has many features for viewing, organizing, processing and sharing your images. Thus, digiKam is a formidable digital asset management (DAM) software including powerful image editing functions. An easy-to-use camera interface is provided, that will connect to your digital camera and download photographs directly into digiKam albums. More than 1000 digital cameras are supported by the gphoto2 library. Of course, any media or card reader supported by your operating system will interface with digiKam.

  • Plasma Vault – Easily Create Encrypted Directories on KDE Desktop

    How many times have you wanted to keep your files safe and away from the eyes of intruders?

    If you are running KDE desktop then you’re already in luck because of the nifty tool with which you can keep your files safely encrypted and away from the reach of whoever you want. Introducing Plasma Vault – a go-to encryption solution for the KDE desktop.

    Plasma Vault is an open-source encryption solution for KDE Neon with which you can create encrypted folders to contain private files of any format.

KDE: Qt, KWin, GSoC, Kirigami, Kube and Latte Dock

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Qt 5.9.1 Released

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I am pleased to announce that Qt 5.9.1 is released today. It contains all the latest bug fixes and improvements from Qt 5.9 branch.

Qt Creator 4.3.1 is included in the Qt 5.9.1 offline installer packages and available via the online installer.

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Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" Live & Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

As we reported the other day, the Debian Project unveiled the first point release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, but no installation or live ISOs were made available to download. That changes today, July 23, 2017, as the Debian CD team lead by Steve McIntyre has prepared the new installation images of Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" for 64-bit (amd64), 32-bit (i386), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (ppc64el), ARM64 (AArch64), ARMhf, Armel, MIPS, MIPS 64-bit Little Endian (mips64el), MIPSEL, and IBM System z (s390x) hardware architectures. Multi-arch images supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit (i386 and amd64) PCs are also available for download, along with a set of twelve source ISO images. On the other hand, the Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 "Stretch" Live ISOs come in the usual flavors with the GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop environments, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Read more Also: Debian 9.1 GNU/Linux Released With 26 Security Fixes

4MLinux 23.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 23.0 BETA is ready for testing. Basically, at this stage of development, 4MLinux BETA has the same features as 4MLinux STABLE, but it provides a huge number of updated packages, including a major change in the core of the system, which now uses the GNU C Library 2.25. Read more Also: 4MLinux 23 Slated for Release in November 2017, to Be Supported Until July 2018

Review: Calculate Linux 17.6 KDE

Calculate Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution. The project's slogan is "Easy Linux from the source," which refers to the fact that Calculate is relatively easy to use but still benefits from Gentoo's powerful and flexible source-based Portage package manager. Calculate recently celebrated its tenth birthday and released Calculate Linux 17.6. The distro comes in four flavours; apart from a desktop and server edition there's Calculate Scratch ("for those who want to build a customized system that works for them") and Calculate Media Center ("for your home multimedia center"). Each version is available for the x86_64 and i686 architectures and uses SysV init rather than systemd. The desktop edition has ISOs for the KDE, Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments - GNOME is presumably not available because of its dependency on systemd. I opted for the 64-bit KDE version, which is just over 2GB in size. Read more

Linux 4.13 RC2

  • Linux 4.13-rc2
    Things are chugging along, and we actually had a reasonably active rc2. Normally rc2 is really small because people are taking a breaher and haven't started finding bugs yet, but this time around we have a bigger-than-average rc2. We'll just have to see how that translates to the rest of the release cycle, but I suspect it's just the normal variability in this thing (and because I released -rc1 one day early, I guess rc2 was one day longer than usual despite the normal Sunday release). Changes all over, although the diffstat is dominated by the new vboxvideo staging driver. I shouldn't have let it through, but Greg, as we all know, is "special". Also, Quod licet Iovi, and all that jazz - Greg gets to occasionally break some rules. If you just ignore that new staging driver, the remainder is still about half driver patches (networking, rdma, scsi, usb). The rest looks normal too: architecture updates (x86, sparc, powerpc), filesystem (nfs, overlayfs, misc), networking and core kernel. And some new bpf testcode. Time for some more testing, people. You know the drill. Linus
  • Linux 4.13-rc2 Released, A "Reasonably Active" Update
    The second release candidate of the Linux 4.13 kernel is now available for testing.
  • The Kernel Put On Some Weight With Linux 4.13
    Here are some numbers about how much weight the kernel gained during the Linux 4.13 merge window that closed last week.