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