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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

KDE's Plasma Active Running Nicely On The Nexus 7

If you're curious about loading up the KDE Plasma Active desktop on your Google Nexus 7, here's the state of KDE in the mobile space.
16 February 2013 - KDE Plasma Active - 27 Comments

KDE's Aaron Seigo Bashes Ubuntu Phone

Well known KDE developer Aaron Seigo has come out criticizing the Ubuntu Phone project, which has a developer preview coming out next week. He was quick to criticize the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview and feels that free software developers and users interested in this project are "being duped" by Canonical.
16 February 2013 - KDE Siego - 39 Comments

KDE/KWin On Wayland To Use Server-Side Decorations

Martin Gräßlin, the well known maintainer of KDE's KWin window manager, has shared that when ported to Wayland the KDE window manager will be using server-side decorations. It's commonly represented that Wayland requires client-side decorations, but this isn't entirely the case.
7 February 2013 - KWin - 49 Comments

KDE 4.10 Officially Released With Many Changes

KDE 4.10 was officially released today as the latest bi-annual update to this popular open-source project with the Plasma desktop shell at its core.
5 February 2013 - KDE 4.10 - 113 Comments

Nepomuk Sees Major Improvements In KDE 4.10

Nepomuk has undergone a number of exciting improvements for this social semantic desktop searchable framework with the new features being christened in KDE 4.10.
1 February 2013 - Nepomuk - 74 Comments

What's Being Brewed For KDE's Plasma Active

Aaron Seigo wrote this morning about some of what's happening next for KDE's Plasma Active, which reveals some interesting future endeavours.
29 January 2013 - Plasma Active - 11 Comments

Rekonq 2.1 Web-Browser Brings More Features

Less than one month after the release of the Rekonq 2.0 web-browser for the KDE desktop as an alternative to Konqueror, Rekonq 2.1 has surfaced and it brings more features to this open-source WebKit-powered project.
27 January 2013 - Rekonq 2.1 - 16 Comments

KScreen Sees Its First Alpha Release

KScreen, the new way of managing monitors/outputs on Linux when running the KDE Plasma desktop, saw its first alpha release this weekend.
27 January 2013 - KScreen - 5 Comments

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