KDE News Archives
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
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
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
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 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
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
Amarok 2.7 Fixes 470+ Bugs, 15+ New Features

KDE's Amarok 2.7 music player was released on Friday. This major release to Amarok addresses more than 470 bugs while taking care of 15 feature requests and numerous other ideas to the open-source music player.

18 January 2013 - Features - 12 Comments
KDE 4.10 Will Support Menu Buttons In The Title Bar

A number of interesting features have been merged into KDE's KWin compositing window manager for the next KDE release. One of the features just added is support for merging the menu buttons into the menu/title bar, in order to save vertical screen real estate.

14 January 2013 - KDE 4.10 Features - 14 Comments
KDE 4.10 Desktop Delayed Into February

With today's release of KDE 4.9.5 as the latest monthly point release, it's been decided to delay the KDE 4.10 release. Due to last minute changes, an additional 4.10 release candidate has been deemed necessary and as a result the final version is being pushed back into February.

2 January 2013 - KDE 4.10 - 89 Comments

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