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KDE's Akademy 2012 Developer Notes

KDE's annual event, Akademy, ended last week in Tallinn, Estonia. Here's some notes from the developer-focused event.
10 July 2012 - KDE Akademy - 1 Comment

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

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

KDE's Rekonq Browser Nears 1.0 w/ New Features

A "tech preview" of KDE's Rekonq version 1.0 web-browser has been released.
13 June 2012 - Rekonq - 25 Comments

A Second Beta Of KDE SC 4.9 Released

Just one week after the first KDE SC 4.9 beta, a second beta of this six-month KDE desktop update is now available with more fixes.
13 June 2012 - New Work - 37 Comments

KDE 4.9 Goes Into Beta

The first beta release of KDE SC 4.9 is now available.
4 June 2012 - First Beta - 14 Comments

KDE 4.8.3 Update Ships

KDE 4.8.3 is now available.
3 May 2012 - New KDE

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

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

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