Next month's KDE SC 4.9.2 release will be slightly faster with the KWin compositing window manager while more performance optimizations for KWin will land in KDE SC 4.10 come late January of 2013.
KDE 4.10 is scheduled for release in late January of 2013.
While most of the Linux desktop bickering these days come down to Ubuntu's Unity and GNOME 3.x Shell, KDE 4.x used to have its fair share of critics. Most KDE users are satisfied with the latest 4.x software compilations, but the KDE 3.5 packages continue to be maintained through the Trinity Desktop fork.
The second official release of the Calligra office suite software, which was forked from KOffice, is now available.
KDE 4.9 surfaced this morning as expected for this six-month update to the KDE desktop.
KDE's KWin compositing window manager now has support for QML window decorations.
KDE 4.9 will be released in August and overall it feels more responsive and faster during desktop use than its predecessors.
KDE just lost support for tiling windows with the feature being removed from the KWin window manager code-base.
Less than two weeks after releasing KDE SC 4.9 RC1, the KDE development community is out with a second release candidate.
Rekonq, the promising KDE WebKit-powered web-browser, is nearly ready for its version 1.0 release.
KDE's annual event, Akademy, ended last week in Tallinn, Estonia. Here's some notes from the developer-focused event.
One day after questioning whether KDE is losing its competitiveness, KDE SC 4.9 RC1 has been released.
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.
A "tech preview" of KDE's Rekonq version 1.0 web-browser has been 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.
The first beta release of KDE SC 4.9 is now available.
KDE 4.8.3 is now available.
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.
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.
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.
The KDE developers have released KDE 4.8.2 today with several bug-fixes.
The Ubuntu Technical Board would not object if Kubuntu, the Ubuntu KDE derivative, were to be sponsored by some organization outside of Canonical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The KDE front-end for the LightDM log-in manager is reaching a point that's ready for more wide-scale testing.
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.
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.
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.
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