The KDE 4.11 Beta is due out anytime now and so with that here's a look at some of the features you can expect from this major KDE4 update.
With this week's release of KDE 4.11 Beta 1, the KWin window manager now has an experimental Wayland back-end.
The KDE Vivaldi Tablet, which has been a project led by Aaron Seigo for having a Linux-friendly tablet powered by Plasma Active and Mer Core, is finally getting closer to hopefully seeing the light of day.
Nepomuk, the social semantic desktop search component used by KDE as well as GNOME through Zeitgeist, is a whole lot faster in conjunction with KDE 4.11.
For those that didn't hear already, KDE 4.11 will be the last Plasma Workspaces feature release in the KDE4 series and this upcoming version will be maintained for a period of two years.
KDE's Krita painting application back in the day was one of the first to support an OpenGL-accelerated canvas. After their GL support fell behind, it's now been brought up to speed by porting their graphics rendering code-paths to supporting an OpenGL 3.1 Core Profile and OpenGL ES 2.0.
With one week to go until the soft feature freeze for KDE 4.11, there's a better idea for the features that are likely to come to the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop.
The Calligra open-source office/productivity suite for KDE users is nearing their 2.7 release in the next month. Today, however, the Calligra 2.7 beta was released and it's feature complete.
The May 2013 monthly update to the KDE desktop environment has been released.
With the recent talk about developing a lightweight KDE desktop, the KWin maintainer, Martin Gräßlin, is talking out to try to clarify whether the compositing window manager is lightweight.
Rekonq, the growingly-popular QtWebKit-based web browser primarily for KDE, has seen itself released in a new form with new functionality.
KDevelop, the integrated development environment for KDE that's designed for C++ support and other programming languages, experienced a major release. Several new features are presented by KDevelop 4.5.
The future of the KDE desktop was planned earlier this month at a developer event held at the SUSE headquarters.
One week after a desktop developer meet-up, the lead developer of the KWin window manager, Martin Gräßlin, has written about the history of using KDE/KWin on the Wayland Display Server.
A SUSE Linux developer has started a new project called KLyDE. The focus of KLyDE (K Lightweight Desktop Environment) is to provide a lightweight KDE desktop.
The second monthly update to the KDE 4.10 platform has been released.
A number of commits to the i965 driver in Mesa today benefit the performance of KDE's KWin window manager for those using Intel Ivy Bridge graphics hardware.
The lead developer behind the Hawaii Desktop Environment now believes that their Qt Quick 2 desktop is now in a usable state for Wayland and can run fine on the Weston compositor.
Networking support within the KDE Plasma desktop environment will soon be improved thanks to some major work within its NetworkManager applet.
There was almost "The Great KDE Disaster Of 2013" when the KDE project almost lost all of their 1,500+ Git repositories.
KDE developers have announced the release of Plasma Media Center 1.0.0. Plasma Media Center is a new software package built atop KDE and Plasma technologies to deliver a "rich experience to media enthusiasts."
OwnCloud 5.0 was released this morning, the latest major update to the popular open-source cloud storage software suite.
The release schedule for KDE SC 4.11 has been set and the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop will come in mid-August.
Sebastian Kügler of KDE has talked about progress made on Plasma 2, the port of the Plasma Workspaces desktop to using KDE Frameworks 5 that in turn works atop Qt 5. The possibilities opened up for Plasma 2 due to KDE Frameworks 5 and using an OpenGL scene-graph are impressive and awesome.
At the end of February, Sessionk was announced, a new component that's capable of allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to start-up a heck of a lot faster.
While Mark Shuttleworth seems to think that KDE/KWin will end up running on the Mir Display Server, even though the KWin maintainer has already said he won't accept any patches even if they are written, the display server / compositing manager battles continue.
The first monthly point release for the month-old KDE SC 4.10 is now available
Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's written using the WebKit rendering back-end, is up to version 2.2.
Last month I wrote about SDDM, the Simple Display Desktop Manager, that's a lightweight QML-based display manager. SDDM is still very lightweight, but its feature-list continues to grow as it becomes a more viable alternative to the likes of GDM, LightDM, and KDM.
If you're curious about loading up the KDE Plasma Active desktop on your Google Nexus 7, here's the state of KDE in the mobile space.
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