KDE News Archives
KDE Desktop Won't Force You To Use LLVMpipe

While Canonical dropped Unity 2D in favour of using Unity and the Compiz window manager atop Gallium3D's software-accelerated LLVMpipe driver when no GPU hardware driver is available, and some distributions have done similar moves with the GNOME Shell on LLVMpipe, it doesn't look like the KDE desktop will be doing this risky move as any sanctioned default.

9 October 2012 - Woohoo - 10 Comments
KDE KWin Now Handles OpenGL Over EGL

With GLX set to be deprecated in the not too distant future and EGL being in use with OpenGL ES on mobile platforms, KDE's KWin compositing window manager now has support for using desktop OpenGL over EGL instead of GLX.

30 September 2012 - Bye-Bye GLX - 8 Comments
KDE's KWin To Receive Performance Improvements

Next month's KDE SC 4.9.2 release will be slightly faster with the KWin compositing window manager while more performance optimizations for KWin will land in KDE SC 4.10 come late January of 2013.

7 September 2012 - Faster KWin - 10 Comments
KDE 3.5 Continues To Live Through The Trinity Desktop

While most of the Linux desktop bickering these days come down to Ubuntu's Unity and GNOME 3.x Shell, KDE 4.x used to have its fair share of critics. Most KDE users are satisfied with the latest 4.x software compilations, but the KDE 3.5 packages continue to be maintained through the Trinity Desktop fork.

3 September 2012 - KDE 3.5 Maintenance - 15 Comments
KDE 4.9 RC1 Released

One day after questioning whether KDE is losing its competitiveness, KDE SC 4.9 RC1 has been released.

27 June 2012 - New Version - Add A Comment
KDE No Longer Competitive? Developer Calls It Quits

Peter Penz, the main developer of the Dolphin file manager for the KDE desktop and a K Desktop user since KDE v1.2, is calling it quits after contributing to KDE for more than the past half-decade. His reason for leaving the development of the popular open-source desktop environment is interesting.

26 June 2012 - Dolphin - 152 Comments
LightDM-KDE 0.1.0 Released

The KDE LightDM greeter is now up to version 0.1.0, which is now usable enough to make it into the Ubuntu 12.04 repository.

21 April 2012 - KDE LightDM Greeter - 13 Comments
KDE's Calligra KOffice Fork Sees Its First Release

Back in 2010 there was the fork of KDE's KOffice to form what would be called the Calligra Suite, following unresolved disputes among KOffice developers. After being in development for quite some time, the Calligra developers have today made their first release: Calligra 2.4.

11 April 2012 - Formerly KDE Office - 22 Comments
KDevelop 4.3 Does Basic C++11

After spending nearly a year developing the IDE, KDevelop 4.3 is now available. Among the features of this updated program is support for basic C++11.

21 March 2012 - C++11 IDE - 6 Comments

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