The release schedule for the upcoming KDE Applications 17.04 has been firmed up.
KDE developer Jan Grulich already tackled Flatpak KDE portals support and one of his latest support has been integrating a Flatpak back-end into KDE Discover.
Motivated by KDE Plasma Leaning Towards Focusing On Flatpak Over AppImage/Snaps and this lengthy, contentious forum thread, a KDE contributor has taken a closer look at the Flatpak versus Snaps versions available in different Linux distributions.
Veteran KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has written a blog post following the Plasma Sprint that just happened recently in Stuttgart. A few interesting details were shared.
For those that wait until point releases before upgrading your KDE desktop stack, Plasma 5.9.1 is now available.
Ending out January, the KDE crew has announced the release of Plasma 5.9.
Some KDE developers are embracing Ubuntu's Snap packaging technology and are beginning to offer KDE Applications via the Ubuntu Snap Store.
For KDE fans not interested in setting up a KDE-based Linux distribution on your own laptop and worrying about potential graphics driver bugs with Plasma or other possible headaches, there is now a "KDE laptop" backed by the KDE community.
While GNOME / Red Hat developers have been leading the Flatpak app sandboxing initiative, KDE developers are making progress too with embracing Flatpak as a more convenient and secure way of securely packaging Linux desktop apps.
While Calligra 3.0 was tagged in early December, finally today we are seeing an official announcement from the project.
KDE developers are having a busy day with not only releasing the feature-packed Plasma 5.9 Beta but also publishing the KDE Kirigami UI 2.0.
The first beta release of the upcoming Plasma 5.9 is now available for testing.
Jonathan Riddell has released a new KDE Plasma Wayland ISO for those wishing to try the latest KDE development packages atop Wayland rather than the X.Org Server.
For those using KDevelop as the KDE-aligned integrated development environment, version 5.1 Beta 1 is now available for testing.
Kirigami is KDE's set of UI components and philosophy / patterns announced last year for developing "intuitive and consistent apps that provide a great user experience" and do have convergence applications in mind. Now ringing in 2017, the first beta of Kirigami 2.0 is now available.
One month from today, KDE Plasma 5.9 will officially meet the world.
KDE developer Adriaan de Groot has provided an update concerning the state of running the modern KDE software stack with Plasma 5 and KDE Applications atop FreeBSD.
Given the fall of CyanogenMod, it appears KDE Plasma Mobile developers are looking at switching its phone/mobile base operating system over to the upstream Android Open-Source Project (AOSP).
There are two noteworthy pieces of KDE news as the weekend comes to an end.
The KDE community banded together today to issue their big KDE Applications 16.12 update.
After the big Krita 3.0 release earlier this year, the crew responsible for this open-source digital painting software aligned with KDE has released Krita 3.1.
The KDE community has released KDE Frameworks 5.29 as the newest version of their impressive collection of add-on libraries to complement Qt5.
Jonathan Riddell has announced the KDE Neon User LTS Edition availability. Rather than tracking the bleeding-edge KDE developments as KDE Neon traditionally does, the User LTS Edition tracks Plasma 5.8 LTS.
It's been quite a while since last having anything to report on the KDE Calligra open-source graphics/office suite while surprisingly this morning it was pleasant to see Calligra 3.0 tagged for release.
KDE Applications 16.12 is now in beta while this collection of KDE software is under a dependency and feature freeze ahead of next month's official release.
The KDE community has today announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.28.0 as the latest update to this massive collection of add-on library components to complement Qt5.
Around three dozen apps from the KDE Applications suite could be dropped if they don't see a port from kdelibs4 to KDE Frameworks 5 within the next year.
KWave is a graphical sound editor that's been in development since 1998 and is finally working its way into KDE Multimedia for becoming a proper part of KDE.
For those still preferring KDE3 to what's offered by KDE4 or KDE5, the Trinity Desktop Environment continues living on as a fork of the KDE3 code-base but with support for making use of modern components.
The KDE developer community has firmed up the schedule for the KDE Applications 16.12 release.
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