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KDE News Archives

KDE Can Now Start A Heck Of A Lot Faster

At the end of February, Sessionk was announced, a new component that's capable of allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to start-up a heck of a lot faster.
9 March 2013 - Sessionk - 36 Comments

KWin On Mir: A Solution To Non-Existent Problem

While Mark Shuttleworth seems to think that KDE/KWin will end up running on the Mir Display Server, even though the KWin maintainer has already said he won't accept any patches even if they are written, the display server / compositing manager battles continue.
8 March 2013 - KWin Mir - 89 Comments

KDE 4.10.1 Brings Bug-Fixes To Plasma, Kontact, KWin

The first monthly point release for the month-old KDE SC 4.10 is now available
5 March 2013 - KDE 4.10.1 - 12 Comments

Rekonq 2.2 Brings Improved Web-Browsing

Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's written using the WebKit rendering back-end, is up to version 2.2.
28 February 2013 - Rekonq 2.2

SDDM QML-Based Display Manager No Longer Simple

Last month I wrote about SDDM, the Simple Display Desktop Manager, that's a lightweight QML-based display manager. SDDM is still very lightweight, but its feature-list continues to grow as it becomes a more viable alternative to the likes of GDM, LightDM, and KDM.
17 February 2013 - SDDM - 5 Comments

KDE's Plasma Active Running Nicely On The Nexus 7

If you're curious about loading up the KDE Plasma Active desktop on your Google Nexus 7, here's the state of KDE in the mobile space.
16 February 2013 - KDE Plasma Active - 27 Comments

KDE's Aaron Seigo Bashes Ubuntu Phone

Well known KDE developer Aaron Seigo has come out criticizing the Ubuntu Phone project, which has a developer preview coming out next week. He was quick to criticize the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview and feels that free software developers and users interested in this project are "being duped" by Canonical.
16 February 2013 - KDE Siego - 39 Comments

KDE/KWin On Wayland To Use Server-Side Decorations

Martin Gräßlin, the well known maintainer of KDE's KWin window manager, has shared that when ported to Wayland the KDE window manager will be using server-side decorations. It's commonly represented that Wayland requires client-side decorations, but this isn't entirely the case.
7 February 2013 - KWin - 49 Comments

KDE 4.10 Officially Released With Many Changes

KDE 4.10 was officially released today as the latest bi-annual update to this popular open-source project with the Plasma desktop shell at its core.
5 February 2013 - KDE 4.10 - 113 Comments

Nepomuk Sees Major Improvements In KDE 4.10

Nepomuk has undergone a number of exciting improvements for this social semantic desktop searchable framework with the new features being christened in KDE 4.10.
1 February 2013 - Nepomuk - 74 Comments

What's Being Brewed For KDE's Plasma Active

Aaron Seigo wrote this morning about some of what's happening next for KDE's Plasma Active, which reveals some interesting future endeavours.
29 January 2013 - Plasma Active - 11 Comments

Rekonq 2.1 Web-Browser Brings More Features

Less than one month after the release of the Rekonq 2.0 web-browser for the KDE desktop as an alternative to Konqueror, Rekonq 2.1 has surfaced and it brings more features to this open-source WebKit-powered project.
27 January 2013 - Rekonq 2.1 - 16 Comments

KScreen Sees Its First Alpha Release

KScreen, the new way of managing monitors/outputs on Linux when running the KDE Plasma desktop, saw its first alpha release this weekend.
27 January 2013 - KScreen - 5 Comments

10 Year Old KDE Bug Finally Gets Fixed

A bug that has been present in the KDE Libraries for the past decade has finally been fixed.
19 January 2013 - 10 Year Old Bug - 44 Comments

SDDM: A Lightweight QML-Based Display Manager

A Phoronix reader has announced his work on SDDM within the Phoronix Forums this weekend. SDDM is a very lightweight display management that takes advantage of Qt's QML.
19 January 2013 - SDDM - 15 Comments

Amarok 2.7 Fixes 470+ Bugs, 15+ New Features

KDE's Amarok 2.7 music player was released on Friday. This major release to Amarok addresses more than 470 bugs while taking care of 15 feature requests and numerous other ideas to the open-source music player.
18 January 2013 - Features - 12 Comments

KDE 4.10 Will Support Menu Buttons In The Title Bar

A number of interesting features have been merged into KDE's KWin compositing window manager for the next KDE release. One of the features just added is support for merging the menu buttons into the menu/title bar, in order to save vertical screen real estate.
14 January 2013 - KDE 4.10 Features - 14 Comments

KDE's PackageKit-Based Apper Sees New Release

Apper, formerly known as KPackageKit, has been updated to support the latest PackageKit advancements for Linux package management on the KDE desktop.
8 January 2013 - KDE Apper - 1 Comment

KWin In KDE 4.11 Moves Along With Using XCB

KWin, KDE's window manager, in version 4.11 is moving along with being ported to using XCB rather than Xlib.
7 January 2013 - KWin XCB - 9 Comments

KDE 4.10 Desktop Delayed Into February

With today's release of KDE 4.9.5 as the latest monthly point release, it's been decided to delay the KDE 4.10 release. Due to last minute changes, an additional 4.10 release candidate has been deemed necessary and as a result the final version is being pushed back into February.
2 January 2013 - KDE 4.10 - 89 Comments

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