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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

Kubuntu Gets New Backer, Parting Ways With Canonical

While some KDE users running Kubuntu were concerned following Canonical's decision to drop support for Kubuntu following the 12.04 LTS release, there's a new backer of the Kubuntu project outside of Canonical.
10 April 2012 - Blue Systems - 12 Comments

KDE 4.8.2 Fixes A Number Of Bugs

The KDE developers have released KDE 4.8.2 today with several bug-fixes.
4 April 2012 - New KDE

Kubuntu Could Be Open To External Sponsors

The Ubuntu Technical Board would not object if Kubuntu, the Ubuntu KDE derivative, were to be sponsored by some organization outside of Canonical.
3 April 2012 - Kubuntu-soft - 10 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

Kubuntu 12.04 To Drop KDE Support For Firefox

Besides Canonical no longer sponsoring the Kubuntu distribution following the 12.04 LTS release of this KDE-focused Ubuntu derivative, there's some more changes this cycle. As a last minute change prior to next month's Kubuntu 12.04 release, Mozilla Firefox support is being dropped.
16 March 2012 - Surprise - 40 Comments

KDE Spark Tablet Is No More, Now It's Vivaldi

Back in January there was the announcement of the KDE Spark Tablet. This was a re-branded Chinese tablet that was loaded up with a KDE Plasma Active desktop rather than Google's Android. While the "Spark" has yet to begin shipping, the name's been canned and now it's called the Vivaldi.
15 March 2012 - Vivaldi Tablet? - 8 Comments

KDE's New Web Browser Hits 0.9 Stable

Rekonq, the promising lightweight WebKit-based web-browser to serve as an alternative to Konqueror on the KDE desktop, has now seen its 0.9 stable release.
2 March 2012 - Rekonq - 5 Comments

LightDM-KDE Is Ready For Testing

The KDE front-end for the LightDM log-in manager is reaching a point that's ready for more wide-scale testing.
29 February 2012 - LightDM-KDE

KDE 4.9 Plans For Early August Release

The release schedule for KDE SC 4.9 has been made official, which targets an early August release of this next software package compilation for the KDE desktop.
28 February 2012 - Versions - 2 Comments

KWin May Drop Support For Catalyst, Vintage GPUs

The KWin compositing window manager for KDE may drop its older OpenGL renderer, which would remove support for vintage GPUs/drivers, but this would also include eliminating -- at least temporarily -- support for the AMD Catalyst graphics driver.
20 February 2012 - Dropping The GL1 Renderer - 108 Comments

Canonical To Drop Support For Kubuntu

After the forthcoming 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" release, Canonical will no longer be sponsoring the Kubuntu derivative and will be dropping support for this KDE-based alternative.
7 February 2012 - KDE Ubuntu - 90 Comments

KDE's Plasma Active Shipping On New ARM Tablet

A new ARM-based tablet computer has been announced and it will be shipping KDE's Plasma Active as its default tablet UI experience.
29 January 2012 - Plasma Active - 20 Comments

KDE 4.8 Released With Many Improvements

Version 4.8 of the KDE Platform, Plasma, and Applications is now available to improve the KDE user experience. There's a lot of new features along with better performance, improved stability, and a whole lot of bug-fixes.
25 January 2012 - KDE SC 4.8 - 18 Comments

KDE 4.8 Release Candidate 2 Is Here

The second and final release candidate for the forthcoming KDE 4.8 release is now available.
5 January 2012 - New Release - 5 Comments

Building A KWin Window Manager With JavaScript

There's new JavaScript bindings and QML support for KDE's KWin compositing window manager, which make it possible to build new custom window managers now using JavaScript.
2 January 2012 - It's Possible

KDE Delivers 4.8 Release Candidate

Just in time for some holiday testing, the KDE SC 4.8 Release Candidate is now available.
22 December 2011 - It's Here - 3 Comments

Plasma Active Two Brings Many Improvements

The KDE camp is announcing today the release of Plasma Active Two.
14 December 2011 - New Version - 5 Comments

KDE Ships Early Christmas Gifts

KDE has announced today the release of the KDE SC 4.7.4 monthly point release, KDE 4.8 Beta 2, and KDE Telepathy 0.2.
7 December 2011 - New Releases - 2 Comments

KDE On Wayland For KDE SC 4.8, 4.9?

Yesterday in Darmstadt, Germany I met up with Martin Gräßlin, the developer known for leading KDE's KWin compositing window manager advancements, and a few other Linux developers. A few words about KDE on Wayland were said.
23 November 2011 - Display Server - 10 Comments

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