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KDE News Archives

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

Rekonq 2.3 Rounds Up New Features

Rekonq, the growingly-popular QtWebKit-based web browser primarily for KDE, has seen itself released in a new form with new functionality.
28 April 2013 - KDE Rekonq

KDevelop 4.5 IDE Offers More Integrated Unit Testing

KDevelop, the integrated development environment for KDE that's designed for C++ support and other programming languages, experienced a major release. Several new features are presented by KDevelop 4.5.
26 April 2013 - KDevelop 4.5

Plasma Worskpaces 2 On Wayland, A Converged Shell

The future of the KDE desktop was planned earlier this month at a developer event held at the SUSE headquarters.
24 April 2013 - Plasma 2

Talking About Wayland Support On KDE's KWin

One week after a desktop developer meet-up, the lead developer of the KWin window manager, Martin Gräßlin, has written about the history of using KDE/KWin on the Wayland Display Server.
21 April 2013 - KDE KWin - 10 Comments

KLyDE: A New Lightweight KDE Project Started

A SUSE Linux developer has started a new project called KLyDE. The focus of KLyDE (K Lightweight Desktop Environment) is to provide a lightweight KDE desktop.
12 April 2013 - KLyDE - 13 Comments

KDE 4.10.2 Released, Fixes 100+ Bugs

The second monthly update to the KDE 4.10 platform has been released.
3 April 2013 - KDE 4.10.2 - 9 Comments

Intel Mesa Driver Gets KDE KWin Optimizations

A number of commits to the i965 driver in Mesa today benefit the performance of KDE's KWin window manager for those using Intel Ivy Bridge graphics hardware.
1 April 2013 - KWin

Hawaii Desktop Is Now Usable On Wayland/Weston

The lead developer behind the Hawaii Desktop Environment now believes that their Qt Quick 2 desktop is now in a usable state for Wayland and can run fine on the Weston compositor.
1 April 2013 - Hawaii - 4 Comments

KDE Plasma Improvements For NetworkManager

Networking support within the KDE Plasma desktop environment will soon be improved thanks to some major work within its NetworkManager applet.
27 March 2013 - KDE Networking - 20 Comments

KDE Almost Lost All Of Their Git Repositories

There was almost "The Great KDE Disaster Of 2013" when the KDE project almost lost all of their 1,500+ Git repositories.
25 March 2013 - KDE Nuke - 40 Comments

KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0

KDE developers have announced the release of Plasma Media Center 1.0.0. Plasma Media Center is a new software package built atop KDE and Plasma technologies to deliver a "rich experience to media enthusiasts."
20 March 2013 - KDE Devs - 28 Comments

OwnCloud 5.0 Released With New Design

OwnCloud 5.0 was released this morning, the latest major update to the popular open-source cloud storage software suite.
14 March 2013 - OwnCloud 5.0 - 7 Comments

KDE SC 4.11 Planned For Release In Mid-August

The release schedule for KDE SC 4.11 has been set and the next major release of the KDE Plasma desktop will come in mid-August.
13 March 2013 - Release Date - 18 Comments

Plasma 2 With KDE Frameworks 5 Looks Awesome

Sebastian Kügler of KDE has talked about progress made on Plasma 2, the port of the Plasma Workspaces desktop to using KDE Frameworks 5 that in turn works atop Qt 5. The possibilities opened up for Plasma 2 due to KDE Frameworks 5 and using an OpenGL scene-graph are impressive and awesome.
11 March 2013 - KDE Plasma 2 - 69 Comments

KDE Can Now Start A Heck Of A Lot Faster

At the end of February, Sessionk was announced, a new component that's capable of allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to start-up a heck of a lot faster.
9 March 2013 - Sessionk - 36 Comments

KWin On Mir: A Solution To Non-Existent Problem

While Mark Shuttleworth seems to think that KDE/KWin will end up running on the Mir Display Server, even though the KWin maintainer has already said he won't accept any patches even if they are written, the display server / compositing manager battles continue.
8 March 2013 - KWin Mir - 89 Comments

KDE 4.10.1 Brings Bug-Fixes To Plasma, Kontact, KWin

The first monthly point release for the month-old KDE SC 4.10 is now available
5 March 2013 - KDE 4.10.1 - 12 Comments

Rekonq 2.2 Brings Improved Web-Browsing

Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's written using the WebKit rendering back-end, is up to version 2.2.
28 February 2013 - Rekonq 2.2

SDDM QML-Based Display Manager No Longer Simple

Last month I wrote about SDDM, the Simple Display Desktop Manager, that's a lightweight QML-based display manager. SDDM is still very lightweight, but its feature-list continues to grow as it becomes a more viable alternative to the likes of GDM, LightDM, and KDM.
17 February 2013 - SDDM - 5 Comments

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