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Using KWin To Power Other Non-KDE Linux Desktops

For those interested in ditching Compiz or other window managers in favor of KDE's KWin, it is actually possible to do so and use KWin on your favorite non-KDE desktop.
27 November 2013 - KWin Window Manager - 15 Comments

OpenGL Changes In KDE's KWin 5 Window Manager

Martin Gräßlin, KDE's Kwin maintainer, has shared some new OpenGL implications due to changes made in the KWin 5 window manager due to relying on Qt5 with Qt Quick 2.
26 November 2013 - KWin5 GL - 7 Comments

Improv: An Open ARM Development Board Running Mer

After dabbling with a KDE Plasma Active Tablet, Aaron Siego has announced today Make Play Live's first product as the Improv. The Improv is an open-source ARM development board that runs Mer OS and is compatible with Wayland.
25 November 2013 - Aaron Siego's Project - 8 Comments

KDE Applications Get Further Fixes In 4.12 Beta 3

The third beta of KDE 4.12 was released this week, but for those that missed the news only really are the 4.12 apps being improved in this next KDE desktop release.
24 November 2013 - KDE 4.12 Beta 3

KDE's Kdenlive Video Editor Has Gone Dark

While there's many Kdenlive fans out there for the KDE-focused open-source video editor, it seems new development efforts around the project have ceased.
24 November 2013 - Kdenlive - 42 Comments

KDE Plasma Media Center 1.2 Beta Has New Features

Plasma Media Center, the KDE project to slowly take on the likes of XBMC and provide a nice user-interface for multimedia tasks atop the KDE experience, is up to version 1.2 beta. The 1.2 beta release of Plasma Media Center is packing a number of new features.
21 November 2013 - KDE Plasma Media Center - 9 Comments

KDE Puts Out 4.12 Beta 2 Applications, Platform

In readying KDE 4.12 for release next month, the second beta of the KDE 4.12 applications and platform packages are now available for early adopters and those testing this leading desktop environment.
14 November 2013 - KDE 4.12 Beta 2 - 4 Comments

KDE Frameworks 5 Experience Will Be Stable Next Summer

Sebastian Kügler has provided an update concerning the state of running the Plasma Desktop running on top of Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5. A "tech preview" is still aimed for next month while a stable release for end-users is likely on the table for next summer.
14 November 2013 - KDE Frameworks 5

KWin 5 Is Now "Stable" With Good Functionality

The KDE KWin maintainer, Martin Gräßlin, has announced today that the KWin 5 code is in good shape, he's using it for day-to-day use, and will now begin accepting bug reports on the window manager that supports Qt5.
13 November 2013 - KWin 5 Development - 12 Comments

KDE Ships 4.12 Applications, Platform Beta

The updated applications and platform code for the KDE desktop environment is now in its 4.12 Beta state. However, as we already knew, KDE Plasma Workspaces is still in its 4.11 form until the premiere of Workspaces 2 and KDE Frameworks 5.
8 November 2013 - KDE 4.12 - 5 Comments

KDE 4.11.3 Clears 120+ Bug-Fixes

While we're growing very excited to see the KDE Plasma 2 tech preview release along with KDE Frameworks 5, which will hopefully be ready to try next month, for now there is KDE SC 4.11.3 to play with. KDE 4.11.3 was released on Tuesday and should take care of more than 120 bugs.
6 November 2013 - KDE 4.11.3 - 7 Comments

KDE's Plasma 2 Has Become Somewhat Usable

KDE's Sebastian Kügler has written how the Plasma 2 shell has become "somewhat usable" for early adopters and KDE enthusiasts for the technologies that will really be taking on the Linux desktop in 2014.
2 November 2013 - Plasma 2 - 14 Comments

KDE Developers Continue To Be Frustrated With Canonical

Following Mark Shuttleworth's critical comments about those opposed to Mir and his statements being challenged, multiple KDE developers in particular have been expressing their outrage.
1 November 2013 - KDE Mir - 197 Comments

KDE 4.11 Haswell Desktop Effects Performance

For those using Intel graphics does toggling the "suspend desktop effects for fullscreen windows" KDE Kwin window manager option lead to better OpenGL Linux gaming performance? Here's some new benchmarks to answer that question for Intel Core i7 hardware.
21 October 2013 - KDE SC 4.11 - 51 Comments

KScreensaver, KRandR Dropped From KDE Workspaces

Martin Gräßlin made "a dream come true" today with killing the KScreensaver support in the KDE Plasma Workspaces in a commit entitled "Die kscreensaver, die!" He also proceeded to remove the KDE Screensaver KCM control module and drop other code too, including KRandR.
21 October 2013 - Plasma Screensaver - 33 Comments

A Look At Some KDE 4.12 Features

While KDE 4.12 isn't even being released until December and many KDE developers are busy focusing their efforts on KDE Frameworks 5, there still are a number of KDE 4.12 features that have already been prepared for this next desktop release.
3 October 2013 - KDE SC 4.12 - 22 Comments

The Modularization Of KDE Frameworks 5

For those curious how the KDE libraries are going to be modularized by KDE Frameworks 5, there's a new article at KDE.org covering the changes.
25 September 2013 - KDE Frameworks 5 - 21 Comments

Video: The State of KDE Frameworks 5, Plasma 2

For those curious about the state of KDE Frameworks 5 and the Plasma 2 desktop interface, KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has posted a video of the current state of this new KDE code that's expected to stabilize in 2014.
11 September 2013 - KDE 5 State - 15 Comments

New KDE Plasma NM Sees Its First Release

Plasma NM 0.9.3.0 is a new KDE Plasma applet for NetworkManager in managing network connections and is written in QML/C++. This new version replaces the older widget-based NetworkManagement applet for the KDE desktop.
11 September 2013 - Plasma NM 0.9.3.0 - 41 Comments

KDE's Plasma Active 4 Is Now Ready

Plasma Active, the version of the KDE interface for consumer electronics like tablets and powered by Mer Core, is now up to version four.
5 September 2013 - Plasma Active

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