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KDE 4.9.4 Ends Out The 4.9 Series With More Fixes

While KDE 4.10 Beta 2 was released yesterday, out today is the KDE 4.9.4 desktop update. With KDE 4.10 due in January, this is the last planned monthly point release in the 4.9.x series.
5 December 2012 - KDE SC 4.9.4 - 5 Comments

KDE 4.10 Beta 2 Brings Further Polishing

KDE 4.10 Beta 2 was released this morning as the open-source developers aim for "a rock-stable, fast and beautiful release" to happen in January.
4 December 2012 - KDE 4.10 Beta 2 - 27 Comments

Why KDE Is Great For Gaming On The Linux Desktop

Martin Gräßlin, the well known KWin developer, has written a new blog post explaining why if you're wanting to play Valve's Source Engine games or the other new native Linux games you should be using KDE Plasma.
30 November 2012 - KWin Support - 63 Comments

More Open-Source Projects Eyeing Up C++11

KDE developers are currently contemplating the idea of allowing a subset of the C++11 language to be used within the KDevelop code-base. This C++11 change would happen for the KDevelop 4.6 integrated development environment release. Reasons are shared in this article for why one should consider using C++11 code.
26 November 2012 - KDevelop C++11

KDE Ships 4.10 Beta: Better Performance, More QML

The first beta of KDE SC 4.10 was released on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
21 November 2012 - KDE 4.10 - 8 Comments

Join In On Testing Out KDE 4.9 Tomorrow

One week after having a GNOME test day for the Fedora camp, it's time to test out KDE SC 4.9 to improve the upstream KDE desktop stack before it's found in Fedora.
14 November 2012 - Fedora Test Day - 1 Comment

KWin Moving Towards XCB, Better Performance

With the hard feature freeze for KDE 4.10 having been this past week, a number of KWin window manager improvements were merged just in time.
11 November 2012 - Improvements - 2 Comments

KDE 4.9.3 November Update Fixes 86 Bugs

KDE 4.9.3 is the latest monthly point release for the Linux desktop environment that was recently tested by Linus Torvalds.
6 November 2012 - KDE 4.9.3 - 63 Comments

Linus Torvalds Switches Back To KDE

Linus Torvalds has announced today via his Google+ page that he's switched back to using the KDE desktop. He's provided his positive and negative feedback after having previously dumped KDE/GNOME in favour of Xfce.
2 November 2012 - Linus - 64 Comments

KDevelop 4.4: Not Much Is New With The IDE

KDevelop 4.4.0 was released today as the latest version of the KDE-focused integrated development environment (IDE), but it's hardly worth getting excited over.
23 October 2012 - KDevelop 4.4.0 - 20 Comments

KDE Plasma Active Three Boosts The Performance

KDE Plasma Active, the desktop environment's device-independent user-experience, is now up to its third release. KDE Plasma Active Three boosts the performance while also bringing new applications.
15 October 2012 - Plasma Active - 11 Comments

Features Being Brewed For KDE 4.10

The soft feature freeze for KDE 4.10 is coming up in just two weeks time. In this article are a look at some of the features being worked on for the KDE 4.10 desktop update.
12 October 2012 - Soft Feature Freeze Forthcoming - 25 Comments

Trinity KDE 3.5 Desktop Fork Sees New Release

For those Linux desktop users still not fond of KDE4 and preferring to stick it out with the vintage KDE 3.5 branch, the KDE 3.5 fork known as the Trinity Desktop has seen a new update.
11 October 2012 - Trinity - 16 Comments

KDE Desktop Won't Force You To Use LLVMpipe

While Canonical dropped Unity 2D in favour of using Unity and the Compiz window manager atop Gallium3D's software-accelerated LLVMpipe driver when no GPU hardware driver is available, and some distributions have done similar moves with the GNOME Shell on LLVMpipe, it doesn't look like the KDE desktop will be doing this risky move as any sanctioned default.
9 October 2012 - Woohoo - 10 Comments

KDE's KWin Gears Up To Advance At Faster Pace

With the push towards Wayland and other various advancements being desired out of KDE's compositing window manager, Martin Gräßlin is joining Blue Systems to further work on KWin.
7 October 2012 - KWin Hacking - 34 Comments

Rekonq 2 Web Browser Enters Development For KDE

Work on version 2 of Rekonq, the popular QtWebKit-based web-browser focusing upon the KDE desktop, is now underway.
7 October 2012 - Rekonq - 4 Comments

KDE SC 4.9.2 October Update Ships

KDE SC 4.9.2 is now available as the latest monthly point release for the KDE desktop.
2 October 2012 - KDE SC 4.9.2

KDE KWin Now Handles OpenGL Over EGL

With GLX set to be deprecated in the not too distant future and EGL being in use with OpenGL ES on mobile platforms, KDE's KWin compositing window manager now has support for using desktop OpenGL over EGL instead of GLX.
30 September 2012 - Bye-Bye GLX - 8 Comments

KDE Vivaldi Tablet Struggling, Now New Design

While some were fond of the KDE Vivaldi Tablet to begin with (formerly the Spark Tablet), it seems the Linux hardware tablet project is struggling.
18 September 2012 - Vivaldi - 14 Comments

KDE's KWin To Receive Performance Improvements

Next month's KDE SC 4.9.2 release will be slightly faster with the KWin compositing window manager while more performance optimizations for KWin will land in KDE SC 4.10 come late January of 2013.
7 September 2012 - Faster KWin - 10 Comments

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