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.
The KDE community has today announced the first bug-fix release to Plasma 5.2.
With Libinput support being important not only for Wayland input but also is starting to be used for X11/X.Org input too, the KDE input configuration module now supports configuring libinput devices.
Last week after wondering the state of OpenShot 2.0, there was a long overdue update on OpenShot, a promising open-source video editor that hasn't seen a major release in years. Today there's an update to share on Kdenlive, the open-source KDE video editor.
The KDE community has done a Valentine's weekend release of KDE Frameworks 5.7.0, the newest version of the add-on libraries used by KDE applications, KDE Plasma 5, and a growing number of other projects like LXQt.
OwnCloud Server 8 has been released this morning and with it comes improved sharing and collaboration between clouds and other features.
For those wondering how KDE Plasma 5 -- and other desktop environments -- have come to begin utilizing systemd,
DigiKam Software Collection 4.7.0 was released today while this digital photography management software is still being ported to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5.
KDE Plasma 5.2 was just released a few days ago but for power KDE Plasma 5.3 are already exciting features building up, including greater power management capabilities.
In addition to KDE Plasma 5.2 bringing many new features with today's release, it also addresses some security vulnerabilities concerning KDE's screen locker. Of course, to any longtime Phoronix readers following our frequent X11/X.Org coverage, this hardly comes as a surprise.
The KDE community officially released Plasma 5.2 this morning as the quarterly update to KDE's desktop shell powered by Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5.
Martin Gräßlin has fixed some outstanding bugs and further tuned the performance of the KWin window manager for the KDE Plasma 5 stack.
For KDE users on Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is seeking to focus on the still-maturing Plasma 5 shell that's powered by KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt5.
KDE Frameworks 5.6.0 was released a few days ago and Plasma 5.2 will be out later this month. Meanwhile, the KDE Applications release is coming out in April.
The first beta release of KDE Plasma 5.2 is now available ahead of its planned official release later this month.
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