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Leftovers: KDE

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  • KDE at USENIX/LISA2015 Conference

    USENIX, in cooperation with LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators), presented the 2015 LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference in Washington, D.C. USA from 8 November to 13 November. Two members of the KDE Community represented KDE at the Conference Expo, connecting with many of the 1,060 attendees to discuss successful large scale deployment and other KDE goodness.

  • KDE Plasma 5.5 On Wayland Is Secure, But Not Yet Ideal
  • KDE Developers Work on Improving the Security of KDE Plasma 5 on Wayland

    After informing our readers last week about the implementation of a beautiful and secure lockscreen for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.5 on the Wayland desktop environment, today we have new information about the things that will come for the Wayland session of KDE Plasma 5.5.

Latest Manjaro Linux Update Brings KDE Plasma 5.4.3, Cinnamon 2.8, and GNOME 3.18.2

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Linux
GNOME

Today, November 23, the Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, had the great pleasure of informing all users of the Manjaro Linux distribution about the general availability of the seventh update for Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix).

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GNOME, KDE Leftovers

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GNOME

GNOME

  • Task-oriented desktop and applications?

    But a task often involves launching several applications. So to resume a complete task quickly, in one step, it either needs some desktop integration, or another application could be responsible to create tasks and resume them. But either way it needs coordination with applications.

  • GTK+ 3.19.2, More CSS Changes For The Toolkit

    GTK+ 3.19.2 was released today as the newest development version of the toolkit in the road to GNOME 3.20.

    GTK+ 3.19.2 ports most widgets over to using CSS nodes, the GTK+ Inspector now shows CSS nodes, support for the native file chooser on Windows when using the GtkFileChooserNative API, changes to the GtkFileChooser, GtkShortcutsWindows changes, and various bug fixes. The changes of having widgets ported to CSS nodes require now that third-party themes be ported over to compatibility with this GTK+ 3.20 development release.

KDE/Qt

  • Wireshark 2.0 switched default UI to Qt in unstable

    With the latest release the Wireshark Project decided to make the Qt GUI the default interface. In line with Debian’s Policy the packages shipped by Debian also switched the default GUI to minimize the difference from upstream. The GTK+ interface which was the previous default is still available from the wireshark-gtk package.

  • Muon 5.5 and Carrots

    After 2 days of obscenely unsubsidized drinking and vicious discussions about carrots, the KDE and Kubuntu developers here at the developer sprint in Munich decided to release the Debian package manager Muon in version 5.5.0.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • My personal difficulties finding students (or: Why my colleagues have no open culture)

    Hello guys. I have never written on the planet what I was thinking but today I finally found the courage. Not because I didn't feel like, but because I have always considered this place as a kind of showcase of everything we do. Lately I was a bit busy, I have so many things on my mind and I can concentrate on my passions (free) a little less than I would like. KDE project and the OCS-server unfortunately are among these.

  • Your input, please: naming of action icons (tables, vectorpaths, animation, text, …)

    Developing an application where you use or need icons for actions around tables, vectorpaths, animations, text formatting? Looking forward to use Breeze-styled icons, shared with other applications? Then please read on, this is especially for you:

  • KDE Applications 15.12 Now In Beta
  • KDE Applications 15.12 Is Now in Beta, Final Release Lands on December 16

    Today, November 20, KDE has had the pleasure of informing users about the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the upcoming KDE Applications 15.12 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.

  • Efficiency Matters!

    We don’t want to reinvent all Qt’s display machinery, so unless we can convince Qt to compress textures, any possible savings would be academically nice, but practically impossible. Fortunately, through the QOpenGLTexture class (a KDAB contribution, btw), QQ2, provides all the necessary APIs to let us change the underlying behavior to use compressed textures without mucking around in the internals.

KDE Ships Beta of KDE Applications 15.12

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November 20, 2015. Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of KDE Applications. With dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing.

With the various applications being based on KDE Frameworks 5, the KDE Applications 15.12 releases need a thorough testing in order to maintain and improve the quality and user experience. Actual users are critical to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers simply cannot test every possible configuration. We're counting on you to help find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please consider joining the team by installing the beta and reporting any bugs.

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How to customize your Linux desktop: KDE

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HowTos

There are at least eight other options for presentation style -- take a look and try them out for yourself. While you are in the Desktop Setting utility (also known as System Settings), look at some of the other appearance and behavior options there. This is where you can really get into some low-level details of customization and configuration.

I apologize for this going on so long, and I promise to try to make the next post, about Gnome 3, somewhat shorter. But I might fail.

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Keeping the peace: KDE board chair's recipe

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Interviews

Over the years, one thing that has been always guaranteed about the free software and open source software community is that periodically there will be some unholy row or the other, mostly over issues allegedly to do with sexism and inequality.

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KDE Plasma 5.5 Beta Has Too Many New Features to Count and Over 1000 Fixes

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The KDE Community just announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.5 Beta, which brings a ton of new features and significant changes.

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Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf - Pretty useless

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I heard there's been a change of management with the Kubuntu community or some sort like that. Well, perhaps it's for the greater good. I am quite close to abandoning Kubuntu forever. Much like PCLinuxOS, it's slowly creeping toward irrelevance, offering none of the love and fire that you'd want and expect. It's exhausted, it's defeated. It just doesn't try to win you in any way. It's there because it exists. Nothing more.

Moreover, there's the matter of inconsistency. I mentioned this before, and I will mention it again. I absolutely loathe when things break in between releases. Small, simple things. Like Samba or printing or codecs. Why? WHY? WHY! How difficult is it to try to offer a sane, steady user experience? Why do I have to dread every single update? You can never really know. One version, things work, and then they don't. Samba sharing. Year 2015. How difficult can it be to copy files from one frigging computer to another without problems? It's not like sending probes to Mars. Just a bloody copy operation, source destination. Simple.

On top of that, Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf literally fails in every aspect. It's totally useless, it's buggy, it's crashy, and it offers nothing that would make it even remotely interesting. Nothing useful or practical about it really. Nothing. I'm sad. And angry. Avoid at all costs. 0/10. Bye bye now.

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KDE Plasma 5.5 on Wayland to Feature a Beautiful and Secure Lockscreen Integration

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KDE developer Bhushan Shah writes on his blog about the latest work done by him for the KDE Plasma desktop environment, especially related to the porting to the next-gen Wayland display server.

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