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  • Exciting Road Ahead, BlueSystems

    I am pleased to say that now I am sponsored by Blue systems GmBH to work on Plasma mobile and Plasma mobile applications full-time for next 4 months.

  • Mobile PIM at Randa

    I am sure you heard about Plasma Mobile by now. Plasma Active was the reason I joined KDE three years ago and I am happy that the journey to Free Software on multiple form factors and devices continues. Checking my mail is among the most common things I do on my phone. Plasma Mobile needs a kick ass mail application if it wants to be a viable alternative. I do mail stuff with QML. There was really only one conclusion. Smile

  • Linux Mint 17.2 KDE and XFCE editions released

    It’s now been just over a month since the flagship Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.2 were released, hot on the heels of these releases each cycle are the KDE and Xfce versions, they have just gone live for the 17.2 release. New in these releases are the Linux 3.16 kernel, Xfce 4.12 and KDE 4.14.2, respectively.

  • Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela XFCE And KDE Flavors Have Been Released
  • Why You Must Dump Microsoft NOW

    The version of Linux I like best is Linux Mint. With it, you can run OpenOffice (also called LibreOffice), which does everything essential that MS Office does. Then get Firefox for a browser and Thunderbird for email, and you’re in business.

KDE's Breeze Icons Get Expanded For Plasma 5.4

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For those wondering about the latest work done by the KDE Visual Design Group (VDG), they have more beautiful icons coming for Plasma 5.4.

For the Plasma 5.4 release, the Breeze icon set has been expanded from 1,600 icons to 3,000 icons. The Breeze icon set still isn't finished, but is getting into good shape for standard KDE apps plus some GTK applications like Firefox and LibreOffice.

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Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" KDE Released with KDE 4.14.2 and Linux Kernel 3.16

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Linux

The final version of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" KDE edition has been released and is now ready for download. The distribution comes with a large number of changes and improvements, although there is nothing too exciting.

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Also: Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Lands with Xfce 4.12

A Couple of Mockups for Plasma Mobile Look Better than the Original

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Ubuntu

Plasma Mobile is a new project from the KDE developers that is based on Ubuntu Touch, among other technologies. It took everyone by surprise, including the Ubuntu developers who were working on the initial project. Now we have a few new mockups for Plasma Mobile, and they look absolutely stunning.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.12.0 released...

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Software

The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.12.0. This release is the result of another huge bugs triage on KDE bugzilla where more than 145 files have been closed. Thanks to Maik Qualmann who maintain KDE4 version while KF5 port and GSoC 2015 projects are in progress. Both are planed to be completed before end of this year.

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KDE and Akademy

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  • Goodbye Akademy 2015, See You Randa 2015

    A Coruña is located on the Atlantic front and on my way there, I encountered rainy spots and the rain was a familiar one for me, after having lived several years in northern France (Paris and Pays de la Loire). But this time I actually found it quite enjoyable, knowing that I left behind a 39°-heated Lyon. So, yes, A Coruña is warmer than what we could encounter in other parts of Spain. I shared my car with Sandro Knauß, who came to Lyon from Germany by train, so the one full-day trip was quite nice, KDE hacking-oriented. But be assured, we were also able to talk lots of other topics.

  • GSoC 2015 Week #7-10 with Amarok
  • Evolving KDE – framework and next steps

    One of the outcomes of the survey we did for Evolving KDE was that we need to get more clarity on our vision, strategy and focus. At Akademy we had many discussions to explore more how we all see this topic. We discussed what different contributors think KDE’s vision and focus should be. We tried to clarify what it actually means for KDE to have a vision, strategy and focus. And we talked about ways to get to a vision that would work for KDE.

  • LibreOffice Hits Prime Time, Bug Bites KDE Plasma 5 & More…

    Intel Bug Bites KDE Plasma 5: From the it’s-KDE4-all-over-again desk, Softpedia reported this week that users of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop — primarily those using Kubuntu 15.04 and OpenSUSE, though on other distributions running KDE as well — may be encountering crashes thanks to a bug outlined by KDE’s Martin Sandsmark on the KDE mailing list. The Softpedia article states that a bug in the Intel graphics stack crashes various OpenGL applications running atop the KDE Plasma 5 desktop, but there is a workaround for the problem which is outlined in both the article and in Sandsmark’s email to the KDE list. Hopefully this will just be a proverbial blip on the radar screen and the folks at KDE will put this behind them.

  • Qt Creator 3.5 Nearly Ready For Release

    Eike Ziller announced the release today of the release candidate for Qt Creator 3.5.

KDE Applications 15.08 RC Available Now, Final Build Arrives on August 19

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KDE announced a few minutes ago that the Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming KDE Applications 15.08 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment is available for download and testing.

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KDE and Akademy

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  • A Frank Look at Simon: Where To Go From Here

    As I had previously announced, I am resigning my active positions in Simon and KDE Speech.

    As part of me handing over the project to an eventual successor, I had announced a day-long workshop on speech recognition basics for anyone who’s interested. Mario Fux of Randa fame took me up on that offer. In a long and intense Jitsi meeting we discussed basic theory, went through all the processes involved in creating and adapting language- and acoustic models and looked at the Simon codebase. But maybe most importantly of all, we talked about what I also want to outline in this blog post: What Simon is, what it could and should be, and how to get there.

  • Akademy 2015: An awesome experience.

    So this was my very first Akademy, and I was excited about attending it ever since the beginning of when I started contributing to KDE a couple of years back. Feels great to have finally made it. Although I had some visa problems at the New Delhi airport because of which I reached A Coruna quite late and missed out on the entire first day of the conference, still I’m glad I could at least reach Rialta by sunset of that day and be able to attend the rest of all the days at Akademy.

  • Kubuntu Podcast #3 - Akademy 2015
  • Fiber Update; WebEngine vs CEF

    I also spent a good chunk of my time reading Qt and KDE coding guidelines and documentation on how files and classes should be structured, and then I applied that information to Fiber. The result now is well commented code, and consistent naming conventions in-line with other Qt/KDE projects.

  • Report from Akademy 2015

    A week has passed since I’ve been back from Akademy, so it’s more than time to make a little report.

  • Akademy 2015 – an unforgettable experience

KDE: A Frank Look at Simon: Where To Go From Here

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As I had previously announced, I am resigning my active positions in Simon and KDE Speech.

As part of me handing over the project to an eventual successor, I had announced a day-long workshop on speech recognition basics for anyone who’s interested. Mario Fux of Randa fame took me up on that offer. In a long and intense Jitsi meeting we discussed basic theory, went through all the processes involved in creating and adapting language- and acoustic models and looked at the Simon codebase. But maybe most importantly of all, we talked about what I also want to outline in this blog post: What Simon is, what it could and should be, and how to get there.

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Critical Intel Graphics Driver Bug Puts KDE Plasma 5 in a Really Bad Light

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On August 5, Martin Sandsmark informed us all that there's a critical bug in the Intel graphics stack leading to a huge number of crashes for all users of the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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Mozilla and Add-ons

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    Also new is a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before their deployment. Back in April, Mozilla's security lead Daniel Veditz published The Case for Extension Signing, addressing the volume of feedback their announcement had generated from the developer community. Veditz said the internet browsing experience for tens of thousands of people was being shaped by "third party add-ons in ways they did not choose and that benefit third parties, not the user."
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    Once in a while, I must give my sermons, to help you figure out how things work. Why this is not going to be good for us, the users, and why we must duly prepare, in advance. As it happens, Mozilla does not fully understand the market. It truly does not. When you make decisions based on incorrect data, you are bound to make a disastrous choice. Let's try to amend this, if possible.

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