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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

KDE Almost Lost All Of Their Git Repositories

There was almost "The Great KDE Disaster Of 2013" when the KDE project almost lost all of their 1,500+ Git repositories.
25 March 2013 - KDE Nuke - 40 Comments

KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0

KDE developers have announced the release of Plasma Media Center 1.0.0. Plasma Media Center is a new software package built atop KDE and Plasma technologies to deliver a "rich experience to media enthusiasts."
20 March 2013 - KDE Devs - 28 Comments

OwnCloud 5.0 Released With New Design

OwnCloud 5.0 was released this morning, the latest major update to the popular open-source cloud storage software suite.
14 March 2013 - OwnCloud 5.0 - 7 Comments

KDE SC 4.11 Planned For Release In Mid-August

The release schedule for KDE SC 4.11 has been set and the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop will come in mid-August.
13 March 2013 - Release Date - 18 Comments

Plasma 2 With KDE Frameworks 5 Looks Awesome

Sebastian Kügler of KDE has talked about progress made on Plasma 2, the port of the Plasma Workspaces desktop to using KDE Frameworks 5 that in turn works atop Qt 5. The possibilities opened up for Plasma 2 due to KDE Frameworks 5 and using an OpenGL scene-graph are impressive and awesome.
11 March 2013 - KDE Plasma 2 - 69 Comments

KDE Can Now Start A Heck Of A Lot Faster

At the end of February, Sessionk was announced, a new component that's capable of allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to start-up a heck of a lot faster.
9 March 2013 - Sessionk - 36 Comments

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