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KDE Plasma 5.5 Promises a Lot of Cool New Features

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The KDE developers are already considering what they need to do to improve the Plasma desktop after the 5.4.2 launch, and they've shared some of the features that are going to be made available.

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Krita Is No Longer Part of the Calligra Source Code, Krita 3.0 Coming Along Nicely

    While waiting for the release notes of the Krita 2.9.8 to be published, so we can tell you what new features it brings, the developers of the best free, cross-platform and open-source digital painting software published news about the future of the project.

  • Calligra Stage 3 Alpha: next pure Qt5/KF5 one

    As with Words and the other Calligra apps, Stage of course has seen a few regressions due to the porting, which will be need to be ironed out in the next phase, together with the existing old bugs. Where you are invited to join our efforts!

  • Polish, Polish, Polish, 5.5 Edition

    With Plasma 5.4.2 out the door, it’s time to look ahead at what Plasma 5.5 will bring to a Desktop near you. Even though we’ve gone mobile, we won’t neglect traditional Desktops. In the upcoming release, I took care of the little things, as well as bringing back specialized tools that haven’t been a priority for the initial releases.

  • Cool features in Kexi 2.9.8

    This week database apps builder Kexi that competes with MS Access and Filemaker has been released with cool new features.

  • Mesa 11.0.3 Fixes the KDE/Weston Regression, Includes a Healthy Amount of Bugfixes

    A few minutes ago, Emil Velikov had the great pleasure of informing us of the release and immediate availability for download of the third maintenance version of the open-source Mesa 11.0 3D Graphics Library.

  • Kate/KDevelop 2015

    From the 7th to the 11th of October Kate and KDevelop contricutors once again met to work on both Kate and KDevelop.

  • kate / KDevelop sprint in Berlin
  • Kate/KDevelop Sprint 2015 – Summary for Kate
  • KDE on Android: Cross-Compiling Docker Image

    For people never worked with Docker, I probably have to add slightly more information: Frankly, the Dockerfile is a recipe how Docker generates a system image that can be run as a virtual machine (for details, please use your favorite search machine). The virtual machine built by our Docker script provides a pre-configured cross-building environment for Qt applications on Android. Especially, our setup is very well suited to compile CMake-based Android projects, which use the cross-building toolchain from Extra-CMake-Modules. Using only 3 commands (see documentation at community.kde.org/Android), the virtual machine gets set up and one can directly start working.

  • Mesa 11.0.3 Fixes A KDE/Weston Regression, Many RadeonSI Fixes

    While all of the major feature work is building up in Mesa Git for the next release, Mesa 11.0.3 still has a healthy smothering of fixes and improvements across the board. First up, Mesa 11.0.3 fixes a KDE/Weston regression that was introduced in the previous point release.

Leftovers: KDE

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  • Baloo 5.15

    We have a new release of Baloo. For those of you who don't know about it - It's a file indexing and searching solution for Linux. It's quite fast, and shipped by default in KDE Plasma.

  • October Development News: krita moves to a new repository

    Lots of things are happening! Let’s start with the most important part: Krita is no longer part of the Calligra source code. Krita 2.9 will still be developed inside Calligra, and we expect to do several more releases of Krita 2.9 with bug fixes and performance improvements. In fact, we expect to be releasing Krita 2.9 regularly until Krita 3.0 is done.

  • The Kubuntu Podcast Team Debunks some Myths

    Aaron Honeycutt, Ovidiu-Florin BOGDAN, and Rick Timmis debunk the myths surrounding the future of Kubuntu and interview Eike Hein (KDE Developer).

  • KDE Frameworks 5.15 have landed in Kubuntu Wily

    KDE Frameworks 5.15 have landed in Kubuntu Wily (to become 15.10).

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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.15.0

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KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

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Enlightenment, KDE, and GNOME

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  • MATE-Desktop 1.11 Released, Working Towards MATE 1.12

    The GNOME2-forked MATE-Desktop has tagged version 1.11.0 as their newest milestone.

    MATE developers are currently working towards MATE 1.12. MATE 1.12 is expected to have full support for GTK3, initial support for Wayland, support for GNOME Account Servers, full support for systemd's logind, xf86-input-libinput driver support, and various other changes. The work-in-progress items can be found via the MATE-Desktop Roadmap.

  • Watch Twitch Without Flash On Your Desktop With GNOME Twitch

    GNOME Twitch is a GNOME 3 application for watching Twitch.tv (a popular live streaming video platform that primarily focuses on video gaming) on your desktop, without Flash or a web browser.

September update for Plasma’s Wayland porting

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September was a busy months in the KDE Wayland world. We have worked hard to bring Plasma closer to a workable system and could cross off some very important milestones.

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Calligra Words Port to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 Now Complete, Here's How It Looks

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We reported earlier this year that the Calligra developers started work on porting the KDE's number one open-source office suite to the latest Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5 technologies used in the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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KDE Ships Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October

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Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.4.2.
Plasma 5.4 was released in August with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

This release adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include:

Many new Breeze icons.
Support absolute libexec path configuration, fixes binaries invoked by KWin work again on e.g. Fedora. Commit. Fixes bug #353154. Code review #125466
Set tooltip icon in notifications applet. Commit. Code review #125193

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GitLab Web IDE

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    GitLab Web IDE, aimed to simplify the workflow of accepting merge requests, is generally available in GitLab 10.7, along with other features aimed to improve C++ and Go code security and improve Kubernets integration. The GitLab Web IDE was initially released as a beta in GitLab 10.4 Ultimate with the goal of streamlining the workflow to contribute small fixes and to resolve merge requests without requiring the developer to stash their changes and switch to a new branch locally, then back. This could be of particular interest to developers who have a significant number of PRs to review, as well as to developers starting their journey with Git.
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Record Terminal Activity For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

At times system administrators and developers need to use many, complex and lengthy commands in order to perform a critical task. Most of the users will copy those commands and output generated by those respective commands in a text file for review or future reference. Of course, “history” feature of the shell will help you in getting the list of commands used in the past but it won’t help in getting the output generated for those commands. Read
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Linux Kernel Maintainer Statistics

As part of preparing my last two talks at LCA on the kernel community, “Burning Down the Castle” and “Maintainers Don’t Scale”, I have looked into how the Kernel’s maintainer structure can be measured. One very interesting approach is looking at the pull request flows, for example done in the LWN article “How 4.4’s patches got to the mainline”. Note that in the linux kernel process, pull requests are only used to submit development from entire subsystems, not individual contributions. What I’m trying to work out here isn’t so much the overall patch flow, but focusing on how maintainers work, and how that’s different in different subsystems. Read more

Security: Updates, Trustjacking, Breach Detection

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  • iOS Trustjacking – A Dangerous New iOS Vulnerability
    An iPhone user's worst nightmare is to have someone gain persistent control over his/her device, including the ability to record and control all activity without even needing to be in the same room. In this blog post, we present a new vulnerability called “Trustjacking”, which allows an attacker to do exactly that. This vulnerability exploits an iOS feature called iTunes Wi-Fi sync, which allows a user to manage their iOS device without physically connecting it to their computer. A single tap by the iOS device owner when the two are connected to the same network allows an attacker to gain permanent control over the device. In addition, we will walk through past related vulnerabilities and show the changes that Apple has made in order to mitigate them, and why these are not enough to prevent similar attacks.
  • What Is ‘Trustjacking’? How This New iOS Vulnerability Allows Remote Hacking?
    This new vulnerability called trustjacking exploits a convenient WiFi feature, which allows iOS device owners to manage their devices and access data, even when they are not in the same location anymore.
  • Breach detection with Linux filesystem forensics
    Forensic analysis of a Linux disk image is often part of incident response to determine if a breach has occurred. Linux forensics is a different and fascinating world compared to Microsoft Windows forensics. In this article, I will analyze a disk image from a potentially compromised Linux system in order to determine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the incident and create event and filesystem timelines. Finally, I will extract artifacts of interest from the disk image. In this tutorial, we will use some new tools and some old tools in creative, new ways to perform a forensic analysis of a disk image.