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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
KDE Plasma Media Center 1.1 Up To RC Stage

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
Plasma Media Center 1.1 Goes Into Beta

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 - Add A Comment
KDE's Task Manager Is Much Improved In KDE 4.11

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
KDE Should Be Fully Running On Wayland Next Summer

While KDE's KWin has experimental Wayland support in KDE 4.11, it won't be until about one year from now where the Wayland support for the KDE desktop is fully baked and offered in a release form. The wait should be worth it though with the exciting KDE Plasma Workspaces 2 and KDE Frameworks 5.

22 July 2013 - KDE Plasma Workspaces 2 - 50 Comments
KDE's KWin Made Lots Of Progress In 4.11

We have already known about KDE/KWin 4.11 bringing early Wayland support and other new features. We now have a better idea for the other features to be found with the KWin window manager in the upcoming KDE 4.11 release.

18 June 2013 - KWin 4.11 - 2 Comments
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 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
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
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
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

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