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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

KDE Plasma 4.8 Boosts Speed, Power Management

KDE's Aaron Seigo has a new blog post to share about improvements to Plasma Workspaces in the forthcoming KDE Software Compilation 4.8.
8 November 2011 - Plasma Improvements - 12 Comments

KDE 4.7.3 Is Here WIth More Fixes

The KDE developers have put out KDE 4.7.3 today.
2 November 2011 - New Release - 38 Comments

Trinity Does New Release To Let KDE 3.5 Live Om

While KDE 4.0 has been around for nearly four years (and most complaints regarding the initial KDE4 fallout have been addressed) and the last KDE 3.5 stable snapshot (v3.5.10) came three years ago, the Trinity Desktop Environment has issued an official release today to keep the KDE 3.5 desktop living.
1 November 2011 - Trinity Desktop Environment - 10 Comments

KDE Rekonq Browser Picks Up Many Features

KDE Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's a vastly different beast than Konqueror, is now up to version 0.8 stable with several new features.
14 October 2011 - Web Browser - 10 Comments

KDE Releases New Version Of ownCloud

Just days after announcing KDE SC 4.7.2 and then the weekend announcement of releasing Plasma Active One, the KDE community has this morning announced a ownCloud 2.
11 October 2011 - ownCloud 2 - 3 Comments

KDE Releases Plasma Active One User Experience

The KDE team has announced this Sunday the release of Plasma Active One, a touch-screen-focused tablet user experience.
9 October 2011 - Users - 49 Comments

The KDE vs. GNOME Schism In Free Software

For those looking for an interesting read today, Martin Gräßlin, the maintainer of KDE's KWin and known for his insightful blog posts, has written about fighting the schism in free software; in particular, the KDE vs. GNOME battle.
27 September 2011 - KDE vs. GNOME - 126 Comments

KDE Ships Software Compilation 4.7.1

The KDE team has announced the release of KDE SC 4.7.1. This is the first monthly point release following the major release of KDE SC 4.7.
7 September 2011 - New Release - 10 Comments

A Performance Overhaul Of KDE's KWin

Martin Gräßlin has successfully boosted the performance of KDE's KWin for the upcoming 4.7.2 point release and more so for the KDE SC 4.8 release. This is an attempt to make the KWin compositing window manager handle rendering at sixty frames per second, which it hasn't been able to scale to that frame-rate due to deficiencies in the project's code-paths.
30 August 2011 - Improvements - 36 Comments

The Plans For KDE Frameworks 5.0 Were Just Announced

There's more news this weekend out of Berlin about the Linux desktop. Beyond KDE on Wayland and primitive talk about GTK4, at the joint KDE-GNOME Desktop Summit, plans for KDE Frameworks 5.0 were announced.
7 August 2011 - KDE 5.0 - 22 Comments

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