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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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