KDE News Archives
KDE digiKam 4.0 Beta Released

KDE's digiKam software for managing digital camera images is finally up to version 4.0, albeit in beta form. The digiKam 4.0 Beta brings new features and lands a lot of the GSoC 2013 changes.

13 December 2013 - KDE digiKam - 2 Comments
OwnCloud 6 Has New Design, File Previews

The ownCloud software for running your own private cloud server for storing files is up to version 6. With ownCloud 6 comes some very exciting features for this open-source private cloud software.

11 December 2013 - ownCloud 6 - 5 Comments
KDE 4.11.4 Packs In 65+ Bug-Fixes

The latest KDE monthly stable release update is now available and corrects more than five dozen bugs in the open-source desktop software.

3 December 2013 - KDE 4.11.4 - 1 Comment
KDE's Painting/Image Program Now Uses OpenGL 3.0

Krita is KDE's painting and image editing program that soon will see its v2.8 release. With this next Krita release there is new usage of OpenGL 3.x within the open-source program. Under the high quality filtering mode, OpenGL 3.0 is now used for delivering a superior painting/imaging experience.

29 November 2013 - KDE Krita 2.8 - 12 Comments
KWrite Ported To KDE Frameworks 5

For those early adopters of the Plasma 2 interface and KDE Frameworks 5, KWrite is the latest KDE application to be ported over to the next-generation KDE stack.

28 November 2013 - KWrite KF5 - Add A Comment
Improv: An Open ARM Development Board Running Mer

After dabbling with a KDE Plasma Active Tablet, Aaron Siego has announced today Make Play Live's first product as the Improv. The Improv is an open-source ARM development board that runs Mer OS and is compatible with Wayland.

25 November 2013 - Aaron Siego's Project - 8 Comments
KDE Plasma Media Center 1.2 Beta Has New Features

Plasma Media Center, the KDE project to slowly take on the likes of XBMC and provide a nice user-interface for multimedia tasks atop the KDE experience, is up to version 1.2 beta. The 1.2 beta release of Plasma Media Center is packing a number of new features.

21 November 2013 - KDE Plasma Media Center - 9 Comments
KDE Puts Out 4.12 Beta 2 Applications, Platform

In readying KDE 4.12 for release next month, the second beta of the KDE 4.12 applications and platform packages are now available for early adopters and those testing this leading desktop environment.

14 November 2013 - KDE 4.12 Beta 2 - 4 Comments
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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 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

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