While tensions appeared eased yesterday between the Ubuntu and Kubuntu camps with Jonathan Riddell stepping down from his leadership roles, that may not be the end of the story.
The Ubuntu drama last month of the Ubuntu Community Council ordering Jonathan Riddell out of any (K)Ubuntu leadership positions has apparently come to a close. The former Canonical employee who was widely looked at as a leader of Kubuntu has removed his membership from the Kubuntu Council.
A pre-alpha is out of Kexi 3, the port of the visual database creator to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.4.
Version 4.11 of the digiKam Software COllection is now available and in the process of this release its BugZilla has seen more than 250 closures due to being duplicated/invalid/fixed. With digiKam 4.11 also comes improved OS X support.
The KDE community has announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.11, the newest version of their add-on libraries to Qt.
Earlier today, just days after the ending of their latest Kickstarter campaign, the Krita team happily announced the release of Krita 2.9.5.
The KDE crew has announced the release of KDE Applications 15.04.2 today, which is a monthly bug-fix update for the KDE Applications 15.04 stack.
As of this weekend, openSUSE Tumbleweed is now defaulting to the KDE Plasma 5.3 experience alongside the KDE Applications 15.04.1 packages.
The next major KDE Applications update, v15.08, is planned for release on 19 August.
KDE Frameworks 5.10 was released on Friday as the latest add-on libraries complementing Qt within the KDE world.
Martin Gräßlin just shared that with the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5.4 update, KWin will serve as a proper Wayland compositor!
Macaw-Movies is the latest KDE incubator project, which is focused on providing movie organization/management features to open-source fans.
Now that KDE Plasma 5.3 was released this week, KDE developers are starting to plan out and work on the new material intended for KDE Plasma 5.4.
Kubuntu 15.04 provides a great experience of the new KDE stack but the version being shipped by this KDE spin of Ubuntu is Plasma 5.2 given that it was the latest available for last week's 15.04 Vivid Vervet release. For those wishing to try out KDE Plasma 5.3, it's now easy thanks to the packages landing in Kubuntu Backports.
It's KDE Plasma 5.3 day!
Just a day after the KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta release is the availability of KDE Applications 15.04.0.
Being released this morning is the first beta of Plasma 5.3, which is officially Plasma 5.2.95.
KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 was released on Friday as the newest version of the KDE libraries that complement Qt 5.
While the digiKam digital photography software is still being ported to KDE Frameworks 5, release today was the latest KDE4-based digiKam release.
For users of KDE's Krita digital painting / raster graphics editor, the Qt5 port of the program won't be fully ready for at least another half-year, but it's being done right.
KDE developers have been porting their Plasma 5 + KDE Frameworks 5 stack over to Wayland, but at this point it's not nearly as mature as the GNOME Wayland support. As such, KDE developers have to fend off questions from time-to-time why they don't "just integrate QtCompositor" or the Weston library for speeding up their efforts.
Martin Gräßlin has shared some of his recently-landed work for the KWin 5.3 development cycle as it largely pertains to Wayland.
When recently covering how Kubuntu 15.04 is turning out quite well and a nice way to enjoy the latest KDE Plasma 5 experience, several Phoronix readers had commented about the "ugly" wallpaper. Well, now here's your chance to improve the situation.
In light of the GNOME Nuntius announcement for delivering Android notifications to the GNOME desktop via Bluetooth, several Phoronix readers have pointed out that last week the KDE Connector project received a Bluetooth back-end.
The latest addition to KDE Applications 15.04 after Kdenlive was added is KDE Telepathy.
KDE developer David Edmundson has made some more progress with improving the high DPI display experience with KDE applications.
For users of KDE's Calligra open-source work application suite, improvements to ODF file format reading have landed.
Last month there was a long overdue development update on Kdenlive, an open-source video editor associated with the KDE camp. Today comes more exciting news for anyone using this video editor on Linux.
Krita 2.9 was released today and it's this open-source graphics program's biggest release yet. Krita 2.9 represents over eight months of work and with this release comes many new features.
KDE's KWin window manager maintainer Martin Gräßlin has been working recently on rootless XWayland server integration into KWin.
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