KDE Software Compilation 4.11 has been released as its six-month update to the KDE desktop environment stack. With KDE 4.11 comes many exciting changes ahead of the KDE Frameworks 5 transition.
The first release candidate for KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.1 release is now available. Plasma Media Center supports viewing photographs, watching movies, and listening to music from one central KDE component.
For those into open-source office suites outside of LibreOffice/OpenOffice, Calligra 2.7 has been released. With the release of Calligra 2.7 comes many updates to all of its components.
Plasma Media Center 1.1, the second release to this KDE multimedia project providing a nice shell for multimedia needs, is now available in beta form. Plasma Media Center 1.1 is set to bring several new features to this KDE component for music and video playback.
Through the new Project Neon initiative, daily builds of the next-generation KDE stack -- KDE Frameworks 5 -- can be easily installed via Debian packages for Kubuntu.
The task manager for the KDE Plasma desktop is much-improved in the upcoming KDE 4.11 release with some parts of it being rewritten from scratch to address longstanding issues while other improvements are making it ready for QML.
As part of this year's Google Summer of Code, the KStars program is gaining support for OpenCL acceleration.
Martin Gräßlin took a break from his KWin Wayland enablement work to instead temporarily focus on getting the KDE window manager up and running with Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5.
While KDE's KWin has experimental Wayland support in KDE 4.11, it won't be until about one year from now where the Wayland support for the KDE desktop is fully baked and offered in a release form. The wait should be worth it though with the exciting KDE Plasma Workspaces 2 and KDE Frameworks 5.
Thanks in part to a computer hardware retailer being closed, KDE 4.11 (and KDE 4.12) will offer improved system memory usage.
The first release candidate of the KDE 4.11 desktop is now available for widespread testing.
QML, the declarative language for designing UI-centric applications as part of Qt Quick, will also work for web-site design as part of a new KDE project.
The KDE project is currently evaluating a proposal to move from a six month release cycle for major releases to future releases coming every three months.
The second beta of the KDE 4.11 Software Compilation has been released.
Version 1.0 of the KScreen System Settings Module has been released for easy yet powerful RandR-based screen management from the KDE desktop.
We have already known about KDE/KWin 4.11 bringing early Wayland support and other new features. We now have a better idea for the other features to be found with the KWin window manager in the upcoming KDE 4.11 release.
The first beta of the forthcoming KDE 4.11 Software Compilation is now available. KDE 4.11 features greater use of Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces, KWin supports creating OpenGL 3.1 Core contexts, and KWin is beginning to work on Wayland.
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.
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