KDE News Archives
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
KDE 4.8 Released With Many Improvements

Version 4.8 of the KDE Platform, Plasma, and Applications is now available to improve the KDE user experience. There's a lot of new features along with better performance, improved stability, and a whole lot of bug-fixes.

25 January 2012 - KDE SC 4.8 - 18 Comments
KDE On Wayland For KDE SC 4.8, 4.9?

Yesterday in Darmstadt, Germany I met up with Martin Gräßlin, the developer known for leading KDE's KWin compositing window manager advancements, and a few other Linux developers. A few words about KDE on Wayland were said.

23 November 2011 - Display Server - 10 Comments
Trinity Does New Release To Let KDE 3.5 Live Om

While KDE 4.0 has been around for nearly four years (and most complaints regarding the initial KDE4 fallout have been addressed) and the last KDE 3.5 stable snapshot (v3.5.10) came three years ago, the Trinity Desktop Environment has issued an official release today to keep the KDE 3.5 desktop living.

1 November 2011 - Trinity Desktop Environment - 10 Comments
KDE Releases New Version Of ownCloud

Just days after announcing KDE SC 4.7.2 and then the weekend announcement of releasing Plasma Active One, the KDE community has this morning announced a ownCloud 2.

11 October 2011 - ownCloud 2 - 3 Comments
The KDE vs. GNOME Schism In Free Software

For those looking for an interesting read today, Martin Gräßlin, the maintainer of KDE's KWin and known for his insightful blog posts, has written about fighting the schism in free software; in particular, the KDE vs. GNOME battle.

27 September 2011 - KDE vs. GNOME - 126 Comments
A Performance Overhaul Of KDE's KWin

Martin Gräßlin has successfully boosted the performance of KDE's KWin for the upcoming 4.7.2 point release and more so for the KDE SC 4.8 release. This is an attempt to make the KWin compositing window manager handle rendering at sixty frames per second, which it hasn't been able to scale to that frame-rate due to deficiencies in the project's code-paths.

30 August 2011 - Improvements - 36 Comments
GNOME & KDE Developers Go To Battle Over A Name

Ahead of the Berlin Desktop Summit, several GNOME and KDE developers have begun a mailing list battle...over a name. In particular, that with GNOME 3.0 their control panel areas is called "System Settings", which is precisely what the KDE developers call their system control area too.

23 July 2011 - System Settings - Add A Comment
Improving KDE's Plasma Performance

Due to KDE's Plasma extensive use of the hard disk for Plasmoids and other activities, and thinking about KDE's performance on mobile device, Aaron Seigo has been working to make the library consume less memory. He has achieved at least partial success in this effort.

22 July 2011 - Improvements - 2 Comments
KDE Does Its Second 4.7 Release Candidate

KDE.org has announced the release of the second release candidate for the forthcoming KDE SC 4.7 build. KDE SC 4.7 is set to be released later in the month, but this is one last chance to test this desktop environment update and catch any last-minute issues.

11 July 2011 - KDE SC 4.7 RC2 - 129 Comments
Plasma Active Is Slimming Down KDE's KWin

Plasma Active, the KDE initiative to create a cross-device user experience from tablets to media centers and smart phones, is leading to an (optional) loss of weight for KWin, the long-standing KDE compositing window manager.

7 July 2011 - Loss Of Weight - 19 Comments
KDE SC 4.6.5 Monthly Update Arrives

The July 2011 update for KDE is now available. KDE SC 4.6.5 is this new release, and as usual for KDE monthly point releases, it just brings a variety of bug-fixes and translation updates.

7 July 2011 - New Release - 2 Comments
KDE SC 4.7 Release Candidate Hits The Web

The KDE community has done an early Saturday morning release of the first release candidate for KDE Software Compilation 4.7. After being in beta for a month, the KDE developers are gearing up for the release of KDE SC 4.7 by the end of July.

25 June 2011 - One Month Out - 82 Comments
KDE Kontact Ported To Akonadi, KDE SC 4.6.4 Is Out

The KDE camp has two announcements to make today: the monthly KDE SC 4.6 point release (v4.6.4) and that the next-generation Akonadi-based KDE Kontact Suite is ready. "Unsurprisingly, the port of Kontact to Akonadi is finally being released the same day as Duke Nukem Forever, making it relatively timely."

10 June 2011 - New KDE Release - 9 Comments
Wayland Clients Within A Normal X11 Window Manager

Martin Gräßlin, the lead developer of KDE's KWin compositing window manager, has yet another interesting blog post that's worth reading. The blog post details a "rather historic event" for KDE, X11, and Wayland.

9 June 2011 - An Historic Event - 9 Comments

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