The KWindowSystem framework that interactions with the desktop's windowing system has been refactored to be more versatile and can now support Wayland alongside X11 on Linux.
KDE has shipped their 4.12.2 package updates for February 2014 and it also includes an update to the last-to-be-maintained KDE Workspaces 4.11 series.
The KDevelop Clang plug-in has been greatly improved and is on its way to replacing the KDE's integrated development environment existing C++ language support with this Clang-based solution.
Homerun 1.2.0 is available this week as a collection of launcher interfaces for KDE's Plasma Workspaces.
Sebastian Kügler laid out plans to get a final version of Plasma Next out this summer.
Mesa contributor and KDE developer Fredrik Höglund has been working on support within Mesa for GL_ARB_multi_bind. This OpenGL 4.4 extension is implemented across eighteen patches and Fredrik hopes to land the support next week.
Developers behind the digiKam digital camera software for KDE continue piling on new features for the digiKam 4.0 release. The second beta of digiKam 4.0 is now available.
KDE developers have unleashed their first monthly stable point release in the KDE 4.12 series that contains the latest applications and platform work in the pre-Qt5 pre-Frameworks5 world.
On the same day as announcing the tech preview for KDE Frameworks 5, the fifth point release to KDE 4.11 is now available.
After last month having a KDE Plasma 2 Technology Preview, today is marked by an official tech preview release of KDE Frameworks 5.
KDE on Wayland should get much love in 2014.
Last month I wrote how the Kdenlive project had gone dark after the KDE video editing software's leader had gone missing. Fortunately, the maintainer is alive and well and there's renewed hope for new developments within Kdenlive.
The KDE development community has put out the first official technology preview of the upcoming Plasma 2 user-interface.
The KDE Applications and Development Platform have been released for their 4.12 version while Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Platform remain locked-in to their 4.11 state.
KDE's digiKam software for managing digital camera images is finally up to version 4.0, albeit in beta form. The digiKam 4.0 Beta brings new features and lands a lot of the GSoC 2013 changes.
The ownCloud software for running your own private cloud server for storing files is up to version 6. With ownCloud 6 comes some very exciting features for this open-source private cloud software.
KDevelop 4.6.0 was released on Monday as the latest version of the KDE-focused integrated development environment.
The KDE Calligra fork of KOffice is eyeing its 2.8 release and with it will come several new features. Calligra 2.8 final is expected in January but out today is the first beta.
The first release candidate to KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2 is now available.
The latest KDE monthly stable release update is now available and corrects more than five dozen bugs in the open-source desktop software.
Since the advent of Project Neon it's been made very easy to try out KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2 for Kubuntu Linux users, however, it's now even easier.
Krita is KDE's painting and image editing program that soon will see its v2.8 release. With this next Krita release there is new usage of OpenGL 3.x within the open-source program. Under the high quality filtering mode, OpenGL 3.0 is now used for delivering a superior painting/imaging experience.
For those early adopters of the Plasma 2 interface and KDE Frameworks 5, KWrite is the latest KDE application to be ported over to the next-generation KDE stack.
For those interested in ditching Compiz or other window managers in favor of KDE's KWin, it is actually possible to do so and use KWin on your favorite non-KDE desktop.
Martin Gräßlin, KDE's Kwin maintainer, has shared some new OpenGL implications due to changes made in the KWin 5 window manager due to relying on Qt5 with Qt Quick 2.
After dabbling with a KDE Plasma Active Tablet, Aaron Siego has announced today Make Play Live's first product as the Improv. The Improv is an open-source ARM development board that runs Mer OS and is compatible with Wayland.
The third beta of KDE 4.12 was released this week, but for those that missed the news only really are the 4.12 apps being improved in this next KDE desktop release.
While there's many Kdenlive fans out there for the KDE-focused open-source video editor, it seems new development efforts around the project have ceased.
Plasma Media Center, the KDE project to slowly take on the likes of XBMC and provide a nice user-interface for multimedia tasks atop the KDE experience, is up to version 1.2 beta. The 1.2 beta release of Plasma Media Center is packing a number of new features.
In readying KDE 4.12 for release next month, the second beta of the KDE 4.12 applications and platform packages are now available for early adopters and those testing this leading desktop environment.
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