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FreeBSD 10.2 Lands with GNOME 3.14.2 and KDE 4.14.3

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FreeBSD, an operating system for x86, ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98, and UltraSPARC architectures, has been upgraded to version 10.2, which brings this development cycle to an end.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Baloo and NodeJs
  • KDE Connect on Github

    A month ago I created two mirrors for the KDE Connect repositories in Github, and I’m really happy with it. Projects in Github are more discoverable than in our internal KDE repo (our GIT web interface is not even indexed by search engines!), and makes it easier for new developers to get involved and send contributions, like these pull requests.

  • GSOC near its end
  • GCompris goes to KDE Randa Meeting 2015

    The Randa Meeting is an annual KDE sprint that takes place in Randa, Switzerland from the 6th to the 13th of September.

  • A (or the) secret about the Randa Meetings

    This year we hold the sixth edition of the Randa Meetings and during the year we had some really important (for KDE and the users of our software and products) and far-reaching events that happened in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE PIM in Randa

    The first release of KDE PIM based on KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5, which will be part of the KDE Applications 15.08 release, is getting closer and closer. Except for porting the entire suite from Qt 4 to Qt 5 the team also managed to fix many bugs, add a few new features and do some pretty big performance and memory optimizations. And we already have some new improvements and optimizations stacked in the development branch which will be released in December!

  • Akonadi with a remote database

    The Kontact groupware client from the KDE community, which also happens to be the premier desktop client for Kolab, is "just" a user interface (though that seriously undersells its capabilities, as it still does a lot in that UI), and it uses a system service to actually manage the groupware data. In fact, that same service is used by applications such as KDE Plasma to access data; this is how calendar events end up being shown in the desktop clock's calendar for instance. That service (as you might already know) is called Akonadi.

  • KDE Is Getting A New Screenshot Utility, But No Wayland Support Yet
  • KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 Released

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Qt Input Method – Virtual Keyboard
  • Qt and KDAB at CppCon 2015
  • Pointing devices KCM: status report
  • High DPI in Plasma 5.4

    As retrofitting high DPI support into such a large range of both KDE and third party applications is risky to do without breakage, progress is deliberately slow and gradual in order to do this right.

  • August Update
  • KSnapshot-Next

    It's actually a little more complicated than that. I started to work on the KF5 port of KSnapshot (EDIT: no, contrary to what Phoronix claims this port is not my work; I simply wanted to fix anything that needed fixing) sometime in early March this year, before I realised that the codebase, while perfectly in order for being a X11-only screenshot taker for KDE (yes, KSnapshot actually has a complete and fairly decent KF5 port in its frameworks branch on KDE Git), was in need of a major overhaul if we were going to get proper Wayland support in.

  • Google Summer of Code:Update

    It has been one month exactly, since my previous update. This was due to opening fall semester of my college on mid-July, then went to participate at hackIndia, where we developed Corazon, Corazon-backend and at last conducted Mozilla Marketplace Day.

  • Incubating Snorenotify

    Now you might say we already have KNotifications, that’s right. KNotifications is awesome if you are a KDE application and running in a Plasma setup. Snorenotify aims at providing less features than KNotifications but also at being standalone and being directly integrated in an application.

KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 Officially Released with Lots of Fixes

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KDE Frameworks 5.13.0 has just been released by the KDE Community, and developers have made a large number of changes and improvements.

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Kartesio 1.0: free best fitting for science labs is now stable

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KDE
Debian
Ubuntu

Kartesio is not based on KDElibs anymore. I made this choice basically for two reasons: the main one is that I wanted Kartesio to run easily also on Windows, and KDElibs building is way too much complex for my taste. The second reason is that KDE developers seemed not particularly interested in Kartesio: maybe that's because this program is designed for science laboratories (in high schools and universities, for example) and this is a way too limited set of users for KDE Edu. Obiously, it's still a program meant to be used on KDE when possible (I'm using Oxigen icons to give that wonderful KDE feeling). But if you really want to use it without KDE, it's not a problem anymore.

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Leftovers: KDE/Qt

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KDE: SHOULD WE TARGET EGL AS THE DEFAULT?

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When we started the compositing work in KWin the only way to initialize an OpenGL context was by using GLX. In fact GLX is even part of the OpenGL library on Linux. Being an X11 window manager and an X11 compositor it was not a big problem.

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AppStream Support Moving Along For Kubuntu/Debian

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Debian

Work is underway on getting AppStream to work for Kubuntu and is stepping closer to having full AppStream support in Debian.

AppStream is the FreeDesktop.org specification for sharing of meta-data for application installers / packages between distributions. AppStream is handled well by GNOME / GNOME Software and is getting supported well by a number of different Linux distributions. Kubuntu support has been the latest focus as well as upstream Debian.

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Plasma 5.4 Beta Adds Shine

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This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta.

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