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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

Amarok 2.4 Brings Many Improvements

Amarok 2.4, which was in beta for a little over a month, has now been officially released.
15 January 2011 - Officially Released - 17 Comments

KDE SC 4.6 Release Candidate 2 Is Out

Version 4.6 of the KDE Software Compilation is due out by month's end (26 January to be exact), but if you wish to help in testing the latest KDE 4.6 packages before that point, the second (and last) release candidate is now available.
5 January 2011 - It's Here - 1 Comment

KOffice 2.3.0 Office Suite Released

While there is now the Calligra Suite following an internal KOffice fork by its developers, having been released today is KOffice 2.3.0 that includes the work leading up the formation of Calligra. KOffice 2.3 features include Krita being certified as ready for use by professional artists, better support for reading Microsoft Office files, a new report engine in KPlato and Kexi, and much more.
30 December 2010 - Not Calligra - 30 Comments

KDE SC 4.6 Release Candidate 1 Makes It Out

As a Christmas present for KDE users around the world, the first release candidate for KDE Software Compilation 4.6 has emerged this morning. After being in beta for about one month's time, the developers have issued the first of two release candidates. The final release of KDE 4.6 is meanwhile scheduled to take place on the 27th of January.
23 December 2010 - It's Here - 94 Comments

KDE Software Compilation 4.6 Beta 2

Two weeks after the Thanksgiving Day release of KDE SC 4.6 Beta 1, the second beta is now here for this desktop environment update to be officially released next month. KDE SC 4.6 Beta 2 has fixed nearly 1,200 bugs while more than 1,300 bugs were reported in the past two weeks.
8 December 2010 - Is Here - 7 Comments

KDE's KOffice Forks Internally As The Calligra Suite

The KDE community has announced the formation of the Calligra Suite, as a "continuation of the KOffice project" to reflect the larger KOffice package rather than just being an office and productivity suite. Calligra is meant to breath new life into the contained KDE programs after an unresolvable dispute by KOffice developers.
7 December 2010 - New Office Suite - 22 Comments

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