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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With the release of KDE Frameworks 5 expected in 2014 and other fundamental changes happening within the KDE development community, the release schedule/process is changing quite a lot.
4 September 2013 - KDE Frameworks 5 - 49 Comments
KDE SC 4.11.1 has been released as the first monthly stable point release update to the KDE 4.11 Software Compilation.
3 September 2013 - Bug-Fixes - 10 Comments
The KDE Software Compilation 4.12 release schedule has now been finalized with a plan to put out the KDE 4.12 release on the 18th of December.
20 August 2013 - Release Schedule - 8 Comments
One week after the release of KDE Software Compilation 4.11, Plasma Media Center 1.1 has been officially released. With this updated KDE multimedia interface comes YouTube integration, improvements to ease of use, and much more.
20 August 2013 - Plasma Media Center - 10 Comments
Joining in on the KDE 4.11 release fun this week is the Amarok 2.8 multimedia player release.
16 August 2013 - Amarok 2.8 - 18 Comments
For speeding up the development of KDE Frameworks 5, developers at Blue Systems are near exclusively focusing upon the development of these frameworks for the next three months.
14 August 2013 - KDE Frameworks 5 - 9 Comments
KDE Software Compilation 4.11 has been released as its six-month update to the KDE desktop environment stack. With KDE 4.11 comes many exciting changes ahead of the KDE Frameworks 5 transition.
14 August 2013 - KDE Software Compilation 4.11 - 33 Comments
The first release candidate for KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.1 release is now available. Plasma Media Center supports viewing photographs, watching movies, and listening to music from one central KDE component.
11 August 2013 - Plasma Media Center - 3 Comments
For those into open-source office suites outside of LibreOffice/OpenOffice, Calligra 2.7 has been released. With the release of Calligra 2.7 comes many updates to all of its components.
2 August 2013 - Calligra 2.7 Suite
Plasma Media Center 1.1, the second release to this KDE multimedia project providing a nice shell for multimedia needs, is now available in beta form. Plasma Media Center 1.1 is set to bring several new features to this KDE component for music and video playback.
1 August 2013 - New Features
Through the new Project Neon initiative, daily builds of the next-generation KDE stack -- KDE Frameworks 5 -- can be easily installed via Debian packages for Kubuntu.
31 July 2013 - Project Neon - 1 Comment
The task manager for the KDE Plasma desktop is much-improved in the upcoming KDE 4.11 release with some parts of it being rewritten from scratch to address longstanding issues while other improvements are making it ready for QML.
29 July 2013 - KDE Plasma Task Manager - 6 Comments
As part of this year's Google Summer of Code, the KStars program is gaining support for OpenCL acceleration.
27 July 2013 - KStarts OpenCL - 3 Comments
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