A Phoronix reader has announced his work on SDDM within the Phoronix Forums this weekend. SDDM is a very lightweight display management that takes advantage of Qt's QML.
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.
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.
Apper, formerly known as KPackageKit, has been updated to support the latest PackageKit advancements for Linux package management on the KDE desktop.
KWin, KDE's window manager, in version 4.11 is moving along with being ported to using XCB rather than Xlib.
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.
Version 4.9.5 of the KDE desktop was released this morning.
KDE's photo management software, DigiKam, is preparing for the final release of version 3.0. DigiKam 3.0 introduces many changes and released this weekend was the 3.0 release candidate as a preview version.
Rekonq, the lightweight KDE web-browser that's built atop WebKit, has seen its stable 2.0 release this weekend.
A new screen manager is being worked on for the KDE desktop to dramatically improve the multi-monitor experience by making it work "auto-magically" or at least be "super simple" to configure.
The KDE development camp has announced the immediate availability of the first release candidate for the forthcoming KDE 4.10 release.
KDE's Amarok music player is approaching its v2.7 release. The first beta release of Amarok 2.7 is now available.
The first beta of KDE's Amarok 2.7 music player will be released soon and it supports statistics synchronization plus other new features.
The Trojita program is becoming part of the KDE project. Trojita is a Qt-based lightweight email application.
While KDE 4.10 Beta 2 was released yesterday, out today is the KDE 4.9.4 desktop update. With KDE 4.10 due in January, this is the last planned monthly point release in the 4.9.x series.
KDE 4.10 Beta 2 was released this morning as the open-source developers aim for "a rock-stable, fast and beautiful release" to happen in January.
Martin Gräßlin, the well known KWin developer, has written a new blog post explaining why if you're wanting to play Valve's Source Engine games or the other new native Linux games you should be using KDE Plasma.
KDE developers are currently contemplating the idea of allowing a subset of the C++11 language to be used within the KDevelop code-base. This C++11 change would happen for the KDevelop 4.6 integrated development environment release. Reasons are shared in this article for why one should consider using C++11 code.
The first beta of KDE SC 4.10 was released on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
One week after having a GNOME test day for the Fedora camp, it's time to test out KDE SC 4.9 to improve the upstream KDE desktop stack before it's found in Fedora.
With the hard feature freeze for KDE 4.10 having been this past week, a number of KWin window manager improvements were merged just in time.
KDE 4.9.3 is the latest monthly point release for the Linux desktop environment that was recently tested by Linus Torvalds.
Linus Torvalds has announced today via his Google+ page that he's switched back to using the KDE desktop. He's provided his positive and negative feedback after having previously dumped KDE/GNOME in favour of Xfce.
KDevelop 4.4.0 was released today as the latest version of the KDE-focused integrated development environment (IDE), but it's hardly worth getting excited over.
KDE Plasma Active, the desktop environment's device-independent user-experience, is now up to its third release. KDE Plasma Active Three boosts the performance while also bringing new applications.
The soft feature freeze for KDE 4.10 is coming up in just two weeks time. In this article are a look at some of the features being worked on for the KDE 4.10 desktop update.
For those Linux desktop users still not fond of KDE4 and preferring to stick it out with the vintage KDE 3.5 branch, the KDE 3.5 fork known as the Trinity Desktop has seen a new update.
While Canonical dropped Unity 2D in favour of using Unity and the Compiz window manager atop Gallium3D's software-accelerated LLVMpipe driver when no GPU hardware driver is available, and some distributions have done similar moves with the GNOME Shell on LLVMpipe, it doesn't look like the KDE desktop will be doing this risky move as any sanctioned default.
With the push towards Wayland and other various advancements being desired out of KDE's compositing window manager, Martin Gräßlin is joining Blue Systems to further work on KWin.
Work on version 2 of Rekonq, the popular QtWebKit-based web-browser focusing upon the KDE desktop, is now underway.
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