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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

KDE Devises New Release Plan, Frameworks 5 Ahead

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 4.11.1 Release Brings 70+ Fixes

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

KDE 4.12 Planned For Mid-December Release

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

KDE Plasma Media Center 1.1 Integrates YouTube & More

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

Amarok 2.8 Plays Opus Audio, ASX Playlists

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

Blue Systems Seeks To Speed Up KF5 Development

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 4.11 Released With Its Early KWin Wayland Code

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

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