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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

KDE Releases Plasma Active One User Experience

The KDE team has announced this Sunday the release of Plasma Active One, a touch-screen-focused tablet user experience.
9 October 2011 - Users - 49 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

KDE Ships Software Compilation 4.7.1

The KDE team has announced the release of KDE SC 4.7.1. This is the first monthly point release following the major release of KDE SC 4.7.
7 September 2011 - New Release - 10 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

The Plans For KDE Frameworks 5.0 Were Just Announced

There's more news this weekend out of Berlin about the Linux desktop. Beyond KDE on Wayland and primitive talk about GTK4, at the joint KDE-GNOME Desktop Summit, plans for KDE Frameworks 5.0 were announced.
7 August 2011 - KDE 5.0 - 22 Comments

KDE SC 4.7.0 Officially Released

KDE SC 4.7.0 was officially released this afternoon.
27 July 2011 - New Desktop Fun - 80 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 - 71 Comments

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

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