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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 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
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 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 - 41 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 - Add A Comment
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

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