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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

The Different Back-Ends To KDE's KWin

It was just yesterday that Martin Gräßlin, the lead KWin developer, had written yet another insightful blog post about the underlying improvements to KWin in KDE SC 4.7, but now he's back at it again today. This time he's writing about the different rendering back-ends that are available for KWin.
29 May 2011 - KDE SC 4.7 - 6 Comments

The Underlying KWin Improvements In KDE 4.7

Now that the first KDE SC 4.7 beta is available, Martin Gräßlin, the lead developer of the KWin, has blogged about some of the underlying improvements made to the compositing window manager for KDE during this development cycle. Of course, most Phoronix graphics junkies will already know what's changed based upon previous articles, but here's an overview for those not caught up to speed.
28 May 2011 - OpenGL 2 / GLES 2.0 - 12 Comments

KDE SC 4.7 Hits Beta With Some Fun Changes

The KDE community this morning has announced the first beta for the upcoming major release of KDE Software Compilation 4.7. Many of the KDE packages have received major work during the 4.7 cycle, but in particular there's some prominent changes to KWin, Dolphin, KDM, and Marble.
25 May 2011 - KWin, KDM, Marble, Etc... - 6 Comments

KDE SC 4.6.3 Released

The KDE community has released their monthly update to the KDE SC 4.6 code-base. This May release presents the KDE SC 4.6.3 release.
6 May 2011 - Monthly Update - 3 Comments

What Would Be A Win For KWin In KDE

Martin Gräßlin, the lead developer of the KWin compositing window manager in KDE, has just wrote about improvements he would like to see made to this critical free software project for the Linux desktop.
1 May 2011 - Martin's Thoughts - 35 Comments

KDM In KDE SC 4.7 To Play With GRUB2

The KDM code for KDE SC 4.7 has just gained one small but noteworthy feature: GRUB2 support. While the KDE Display Manager gaining support for the GRUB2 boot-loader may seem nonchalant, it's actually quite useful. Now from the KDE Display Manager, users are able to select another GRUB boot entry without affecting the default choice or having to wait for the boot-loader to appear when rebooting.
22 April 2011 - Proper Boot-Loader Configuration - 11 Comments

KDE SC 4.8 May Move Screensaver To The Compositor

Just a few days ago Martin Gräßlin, the lead developer of KDE's KWin compositing window manager, wrote about the KDE view on GNOME 3.0's Mutter (their new compositing window manager). Martin has now provided some more insight, but this time it's back in the KDE world. He has shared his plans to merge the KDE screensaver with the KWin compositor for the KDE SC 4.8 time-frame.
10 April 2011 - Proper Solution - 4 Comments

The KWin View On Mutter In GNOME 3.0

Martin Gräßlin, the lead KWin developer who commonly talks about his work on OpenGL ES support for this compositing window manager, KDE/KWin over Wayland, and even OpenGL 3.x for compositing, has turned to talking about GNOME's new compositing window manager. This German open-source developer has provided his view on Mutter as found with the GNOME 3.0 Shell.
8 April 2011 - The German Talks - 1 Comment

KDE SC 4.6.2 Codename Is Dedicated To GNOME 3.0

KDE Software Compilation 4.6.2 has been released as the latest monthly point release to the KDE SC 4.6 desktop. It contains the usual bug-fixes, translation updates, and other smaller items that can be safely pushed prior to KDE SC 4.7 this summer. This month's release is also dedicated to the GNOME community for their major GNOME 3.0 release due out today.
6 April 2011 - Congrats - 122 Comments

KWin Now Supports Suspended Compositing

KDE's KWin compositing window manager now supports suspended compositing that can be toggled by applications to provide a cleaner solution for stopping for removing the OpenGL context created by the KDE window manager and blocking the effects system so that directed full-screen applications and games should work better, especially with less than stellar graphics drivers.
3 April 2011 - KWin & KDE - 69 Comments

Phonon 4.5 Supports Logging To Zeitgeist

Phonon, the multimedia abstraction library known within the KDE and Qt worlds, has reached version 4.5. The major addition to Phonon 4.5.0 is Zeitgeist support.
26 March 2011 - Phonon 4.5.0 Released - 24 Comments

KDE Software Compilation 4.6.1 Arrives

For those of you running KDE Software Compilation, the first point release is now available. KDE SC 4.6.1 brings a variety of bug-fixes to this free software desktop.
4 March 2011 - It's Here - 8 Comments

KDE 4.6.0 Has Arrived

Besides today being an exciting day in that AMD has finally fixed the screen tearing issues with the Catalyst 11.1 binary driver (albeit at the cost of increased video memory usage and additional latency), KDE desktop fans can be more excited as version 4.6 of the KDE Software Compilation has been released. KDE 4.6.0 brings many new improvements and features to the Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and KDE Development Platform.
26 January 2011 - It's Here, KDE Fans - 62 Comments

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