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KDE and Akademy

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KDE Plasma 5.4 to Get a Massive Icon Boost to 3.000 Icons

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The KDE team is preparing to release the new Plasma 5.4 desktop and it's going to bring some pretty interesting improvements, including an enhanced Breeze icon set.

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Also: digiKam 4.12.0 Arrives with More than 140 Fixes

Plasma Mobile – A Mobile KDE Linux Project

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Linux

Google’s own Android is based off of a Linux kernel and while the base of Android is open source, Google still holds some things close to the vest. The developers over at KDE are looking to provide the entire operating system for free and other developers are welcome to assist in the development and share with the community. Overall Plasma Mobile isn’t as polished as Android, iOS or Windows Phone, but it is still in prototype stage and is undergoing testing. Let’s take a look at what Plasma Mobile offers.

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Leftovers: KDE and Mint

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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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FreeBSD-Based TrueOS 17.12 Released

The FreeBSD-based operating system TrueOS that's formerly known as PC-BSD has put out their last stable update of 2017. TrueOS 17.12 is now available as the latest six-month stable update for this desktop-focused FreeBSD distribution that also offers a server flavor. TrueOS continues using OpenRC as its init system and this cycle they have continued improving their Qt5-based Lumina desktop environment, the Bhyve hypervisor is now supported in the TrueOS server install, improved removable device support, and more. Read more

An introduction to Joplin, an open source Evernote alternative

Joplin is an open source cross-platform note-taking and to-do application. It can handle a large number of notes, organized into notebooks, and can synchronize them across multiple devices. The notes can be edited in Markdown, either from within the app or with your own text editor, and each application has an option to render Markdown with formatting, images, URLs, and more. Any number of files, such as images and PDFs, can be attached to a note, and notes can also be tagged. I started developing Joplin when Evernote changed its pricing model and because I wanted my 4,000+ notes to be stored in a more open format, free of any proprietary solution. To that end, I have developed three Joplin applications, all under the MIT License: for desktop (Windows, MacOS, and Linux), for mobile (Android and iOS), and for the terminal (Windows, MacOS, and Linux). All the applications have similar user interfaces and can synchronize with each other. They are based on open standards and technologies including SQLite and JavaScript for the backend, and Terminal Kit (Node.js), Electron, and React Native for the three front ends. Read more

Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important

One after the other, Linux distributions are dropping 32-bit support. Or, to be accurate, they drop support for the Intel x86 32-bit architecture (IA-32). Indeed, computers based on x86_64 hardware (IA-64) are superior in every way to their 32-bits counterpart: they are more powerful, run faster, are more compact, and more energy efficient. Not mentioning their price has considerably decreased in just a few years. If you have the opportunity to switch to 64 bits, do it. But, to quote a mail I received recently from Peter Tribble, author of Tribblix: “[… ] in the developed world we assume that we can replace things; in some parts of the developing world older IA-32 systems are still the norm, with 64-bit being rare.” Read more

KDE Applications 17.12 Lands with Dolphin Enhancements, HiDPI Support for Okular

KDE Applications 17.12 has been in development for the past several months and it's now available as a drop-in replacement for the previous series of the software suite, KDE Applications 17.08, which reached end of life in early November. As expected, several of the included apps received various enhancements and new features in this release. Among these, we can mention that the Dolphin file manager is now capable of saving searches, can limit the search only to folders, makes renaming of files easier by allowing the user to simply double-click on the file name, displays extra information about files like origin URL of downloaded file or modification date, and introduces new Bitrate, Genre, and Release Year columns. Read more Also: KDE Applications 17.12 Brings HiDPI Improvements, Rest Of KDE Games Ported To KF5 KDE Ships KDE Applications 17.12.0