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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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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

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