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KDE 4.11 Beta Released, Works On Wayland

The first beta of the forthcoming KDE 4.11 Software Compilation is now available. KDE 4.11 features greater use of Qt Quick in Plasma Workspaces, KWin supports creating OpenGL 3.1 Core contexts, and KWin is beginning to work on Wayland.
14 June 2013 - KDE 4.11 - 13 Comments

Features Baking For KDE 4.11

The KDE 4.11 Beta is due out anytime now and so with that here's a look at some of the features you can expect from this major KDE4 update.
12 June 2013 - KDE 4.11 Beta - 32 Comments

KDE 4.11 Beta Brings KWin Wayland Back-End

With this week's release of KDE 4.11 Beta 1, the KWin window manager now has an experimental Wayland back-end.
11 June 2013 - KDE 4.11 - 6 Comments

KDE Vivaldi Tablet Upgraded, Closer To Release

The KDE Vivaldi Tablet, which has been a project led by Aaron Seigo for having a Linux-friendly tablet powered by Plasma Active and Mer Core, is finally getting closer to hopefully seeing the light of day.
30 May 2013 - KDE Vivaldi Tablet - 15 Comments

Nepomuk To See Speed Improvements In KDE 4.11

Nepomuk, the social semantic desktop search component used by KDE as well as GNOME through Zeitgeist, is a whole lot faster in conjunction with KDE 4.11.
29 May 2013 - KDE Nepomuk - 20 Comments

KDE 4.11 Will Be The Last Major KDE4 Workspaces Feature Release

For those that didn't hear already, KDE 4.11 will be the last Plasma Workspaces feature release in the KDE4 series and this upcoming version will be maintained for a period of two years.
23 May 2013 - KDE 4.11 Long-Term - 21 Comments

KDE's Krita Ported To OpenGL 3.1, OpenGL ES 2.0

KDE's Krita painting application back in the day was one of the first to support an OpenGL-accelerated canvas. After their GL support fell behind, it's now been brought up to speed by porting their graphics rendering code-paths to supporting an OpenGL 3.1 Core Profile and OpenGL ES 2.0.
16 May 2013 - Krita GL - 33 Comments

Features Being Developed For KDE 4.11 Desktop

With one week to go until the soft feature freeze for KDE 4.11, there's a better idea for the features that are likely to come to the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop.
15 May 2013 - KDE 4.11 - 17 Comments

Calligra 2.7 Beta Is Packing New Features

The Calligra open-source office/productivity suite for KDE users is nearing their 2.7 release in the next month. Today, however, the Calligra 2.7 beta was released and it's feature complete.
8 May 2013 - Calligra - 7 Comments

KDE 4.10.3 Packs 75+ Bug-Fixes

The May 2013 monthly update to the KDE desktop environment has been released.
6 May 2013 - KDE 4.10.3 - 13 Comments

Are Compositing Window Managers Lightweight?

With the recent talk about developing a lightweight KDE desktop, the KWin maintainer, Martin Gräßlin, is talking out to try to clarify whether the compositing window manager is lightweight.
1 May 2013 - Compositing - 31 Comments

Rekonq 2.3 Rounds Up New Features

Rekonq, the growingly-popular QtWebKit-based web browser primarily for KDE, has seen itself released in a new form with new functionality.
28 April 2013 - KDE Rekonq

KDevelop 4.5 IDE Offers More Integrated Unit Testing

KDevelop, the integrated development environment for KDE that's designed for C++ support and other programming languages, experienced a major release. Several new features are presented by KDevelop 4.5.
26 April 2013 - KDevelop 4.5

Plasma Worskpaces 2 On Wayland, A Converged Shell

The future of the KDE desktop was planned earlier this month at a developer event held at the SUSE headquarters.
24 April 2013 - Plasma 2

Talking About Wayland Support On KDE's KWin

One week after a desktop developer meet-up, the lead developer of the KWin window manager, Martin Gräßlin, has written about the history of using KDE/KWin on the Wayland Display Server.
21 April 2013 - KDE KWin - 10 Comments

KLyDE: A New Lightweight KDE Project Started

A SUSE Linux developer has started a new project called KLyDE. The focus of KLyDE (K Lightweight Desktop Environment) is to provide a lightweight KDE desktop.
12 April 2013 - KLyDE - 13 Comments

KDE 4.10.2 Released, Fixes 100+ Bugs

The second monthly update to the KDE 4.10 platform has been released.
3 April 2013 - KDE 4.10.2 - 9 Comments

Intel Mesa Driver Gets KDE KWin Optimizations

A number of commits to the i965 driver in Mesa today benefit the performance of KDE's KWin window manager for those using Intel Ivy Bridge graphics hardware.
1 April 2013 - KWin

Hawaii Desktop Is Now Usable On Wayland/Weston

The lead developer behind the Hawaii Desktop Environment now believes that their Qt Quick 2 desktop is now in a usable state for Wayland and can run fine on the Weston compositor.
1 April 2013 - Hawaii - 4 Comments

KDE Plasma Improvements For NetworkManager

Networking support within the KDE Plasma desktop environment will soon be improved thanks to some major work within its NetworkManager applet.
27 March 2013 - KDE Networking - 20 Comments

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