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.
A new ARM-based tablet computer has been announced and it will be shipping KDE's Plasma Active as its default tablet UI experience.
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.
The second and final release candidate for the forthcoming KDE 4.8 release is now available.
Just in time for some holiday testing, the KDE SC 4.8 Release Candidate is now available.
The KDE camp is announcing today the release of Plasma Active Two.
KDE has announced today the release of the KDE SC 4.7.4 monthly point release, KDE 4.8 Beta 2, and KDE Telepathy 0.2.
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.
KDE's Aaron Seigo has a new blog post to share about improvements to Plasma Workspaces in the forthcoming KDE Software Compilation 4.8.
The KDE developers have put out KDE 4.7.3 today.
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.
KDE Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's a vastly different beast than Konqueror, is now up to version 0.8 stable with several new features.
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.
The KDE team has announced this Sunday the release of Plasma Active One, a touch-screen-focused tablet user experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KDE SC 4.7.0 was officially released this afternoon.
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