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Posted about 17 hours ago by Albert Astals Cid (TSDgeos)
It is available at the usual place https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/16.12_Release_ScheduleDependency freeze is in 2.5 weeks and Feature Freeze in 3.5 weeks, so hurry up!
Posted about 18 hours ago by Nicolas Lécureuil (neoclust)
Mageia KDE Team just finished to push in Mageia cauldron : – Plasma 5.8.2 ( the Plasma LTS version ) – KDE Applications 16.08.2 – KDE Frameworks 5.27.0 If you find packaging bugs don’t hesitate and come in Mageia Bugtracker And if you want to join KDE Team and help you can mail us or find us on IRC ( freenode  : #mageia-kde ).
Posted about 22 hours ago by Valorie Zimmerman (valorie)
KDE turned twenty recently, which seems significant in a world that seems to change so fast. Yet somehow we stay relevant, and excited to continue to build a better future.Lydia asked recently on the KDE-Community list what we were most proud of.For ... [More] the KDE community, I'm proud that we continue to grow and change, while remaining friendly, welcoming, and ever more diverse. Our software shows that. As we change and update, some things get left behind, only to re-appear in fresh new ways. And as people get new jobs, or build new families, sometimes they disappear for awhile as well. And yet we keep growing, attracting students, hobbyist programmers, writers, artists, translators, designers and community people, and sometimes we see former contributors re-appear too. See more about that in our 20 Years of KDE Timeline.I'm proud that we develop whole new projects within the community. Recently Peruse, Atelier, Minuet, WikitoLearn, KDEConnect, Krita, Plasma Mobile and neon have all made the news. We welcome projects from outside as well, such as Gcompris, Kdenlive, and the new KDE Store. And our established projects continue to grow and extend. I've been delighted to hear about Calligra Author, for instance, which is for those who want to write and publish a book or article in pdf or epub. Gcompris has long been available for Windows and Mac, but now you can get it on your Android phone or tablet. Marble is on Android, and I hear that Kstars will be available soon.I'm proud of how established projects continue to grow and attract new developers. The Plasma team, hand-in-hand with the Visual Design Group, continues to blow testers and users away with power, beauty and simplicity on the desktop. Marble, Kdevelop, Konsole, Kate, KDE-PIM, KDElibs (now Frameworks), KOffice (now Calligra), KDE-Edu, KDE-Games, Digikam, kdevplatform, Okular, Konversation and Yakuake, just to mention a few, continue to grow as projects, stay relevant and often be offered on new platforms. Heck, KDE 1 runs on modern computer systems!For myself, I'm proud of how the KDE community welcomed in a grandma, a non-coder, and how I'm valued as part of the KDE Student Programs team, and the Community Working Group, and as an author and editor. Season of KDE, Google Summer of Code, and now Google Code-in all work to integrate new people into the community, and give more experienced developers a way to share their knowledge as mentors. I'm proud of how the Amarok handbook we developed on the Userbase wiki has shown the way to other open user documentation. And thanks to the wonderful documentation and translation teams, the help is available to millions of people around the world, in multiple forms.I'm proud to be part of the e.V., the group supporting the fantastic community that creates the software we offer freely to the world. [Less]
Posted 1 day ago by Krita News
We’re still fixing bugs like madmen… And working on some cool new features as well, but that’s for a later release. In any case, here is the second Krita 3.1 beta! Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Originally, we had planned to use 3.0.2 as the ... [More] version for this release, but there is so much news in it that it merits a bigger version bump. Plus, with the acceptance of Julian Thijssens’ Google Summer of Code work by the Qt Project, we’re reaching a really big milestone: From the next release on, Krita will officially support OSX.   That means that the OpenGL canvas works fully and that we’re committed to fixing OSX-specific bugs, just like we’re fixing bugs on Windows and Linux. It means we’re confident that you can use Krita 3.1 on OSX and be productive, instead of experimenting. So, please test this beta, and help us find bugs and issues! Of course, Krita 3.1 will have much more new stuff. A new brush engine that supports really big brushes, Jouni’s Google Summer of Code work on adding new features to animation, Wolthera’s Google Summer of Code work that adds color managed high-channel depth color selectors and soft proofing to Krita, a stop-based gradient editor, ffmpeg-based export to animated gif and video formats. And much more. Note: the beta still contains the colorize mask/lazy brush plugin. We will probably remove that feature in the final release because the current algorithm is too slow to be usable, and we’re still looking for and experimenting with new algorithms. With the current beta you will get a preview of how the user interface will work, but keep in mind that the we know that it’s too slow to be usable and are working on fixing that The second beta is also much more stable and usable than the first beta (, and we’d like to ask everyone to try to use this version in production and help us find bugs and issues! Windows 32 bits Windows: krita-3.0.91-x86-setup.exe (MD5 Hash: ead6024307112f5dd98b3c8c91547a85) Portable 32 bits Windows: krita-3.0.91-x86.zip (MD5 Hash: 4d36a3648f55137b39c4fe9238b1b5d4) 64 bits Windows: krita-3.0.91-x64-setup.exe (MD5 Hash: 56522b839bc04d36730518f2d42ed541) Portable 64 bits Windows: krita-3.0.91-x64.zip (MD5 Hash: 56e88e68a6f113e77e0b58d6fc313a8c) Linux 64 bits Linux: krita-3.0.91-x86_64.appimage (MD5 Hash: 4531ee79eb67d4959b7e4ff91db25681) There is also a snap image available in the Ubuntu App Store, in the beta channel. OSX OSX disk image: krita-3.0.91.dmg (MD5 Hash: 6bd801060b189af0c6efc823a3ac41f4) Source code Source code: krita-3.0.91.tar.gz (MD5 Hash: 936d256c7e889485ed4722113b2f2bcd) [Less]
Posted 2 days ago by Chakra OS
This announcement is also available in Spanish and Taiwanese Mandarin. The latest updates for KDE's Plasma, Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users. The Plasma 5.8.2 release provides additional bugfixes to the many ... [More] new features and changes that were introduced in 5.8.0 aimed at enhancing users' experience: Applications 16.08.2 include more than 30 recorded bugfixes and improvements to 'kdepim, ark, dolphin, kgpg, kolourpaint, okular, among others'. Frameworks 5.27.0 include a new set of mimetype icons, in addition to the usual bugfixes and improvements. Other notable package upgrades and changes: [core] plasma-workspace now provides by default the ksuperkey package functionality. php 7.0.11. The 5.6 series is now provided as php56. gconf has been introduced as a dependency of plasma-pa. intel-ucode 20160714 laptop-mode-tools 1.70 openssl 1.0.2.j rust 1.12.0 filesystem 2016.09 gnutls 3.4.15 lua 5.3.3 vim 8.0.0045 [desktop] libreoffice 5.2.2 kexi 3.0.0, now ported to Frameworks 5. If you get a warning about files already existing on the filesystem, please follow our FAQ documentation. mpv 0.21.0 wireshark 2.2.1 nmap 7.30 [gtk] filezilla 3.22.1 [lib32] steam wine 1.9.21 q4wine 1.3.3 It should be safe to answer yes to any replacement question by Pacman. If in doubt or if you face another issue in relation to this update, please ask or report it on the related forum section. Most of our mirrors take 12-24h to synchronize, after which it should be safe to upgrade. To be sure, please use the mirror status page to check that your mirror synchronized with our main server after this announcement. [Less]
Posted 3 days ago by Dimitri Popov
Like many photographers, I have a handful of hand-made favorite presets (most of them are included in the Daily Curves Set) in my photographic toolbox. But there is one preset in particular I use more often than others. I named it Spektrum, as it’s inspired by images from the Spektrum Berlin photo book by Matthias Heiderich. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago by Daniel Nicoletti (dantti)
Last official stable release was done more than 3 years ago, it was based on Qt/KDE 4 tech, after that a few fixes got in what would be 0.4.0 but as I needed to change my priorities it was never released. Thanks to Lukáš Tinkl it was ported to KF5 ... [More] , on his port he increased the version number to 0.5.0, still without a proper release distros rely on a git checkout. Since I started writing Cutelyst I had put a break on other open source projects by mostly reviewing a few patches that comes in, Cutelyst allows me to create more stuff that I get paid to do, so I’m using my free time to pick paid projects now. A few months ago Cristiano Bergoglio asked me about a KF5 port, and getting a calibration tool not to depend on gnome-color-manager, and we made a deal to do these stuff. This new release got a few bugs fixed, pending patches merged and I did some code modernization to make some use of Qt5/C++11 features. Oh and yes it doesn’t crash on Wayland anymore but since on Wayland the color correction is a task for the compositor you won’t be able set an ICC profile for a monitor, only for other devices. For the next release, you will be able to calibrate your monitor without the need for the GNOME tools. Download: http://download.kde.org/stable/colord-kde/0.5.0/src/colord-kde-0.5.0.tar.xz.mirrorlist [Less]
Posted 3 days ago by Kevin Funk (kfunk)
You might have noticed there's KDevelop for Windows out now... Which is already great in itself! But now it's also possible to install it via the super popular Windows package manager for Windows, Chocolatey. Here's all you need (in case you ... [More] already have Chocolatey installed on your system): Start a Command Prompt as Administrator user Type in choco install kdevelop to install Start KDevelop via the Windows start menu That's it! Here's what it does: C:\WINDOWS\system32>choco install kdevelop Installing the following packages: kdevelop By installing you accept licenses for the packages. kdevelop v5.0.2 [Approved] Downloading kdevelop 64 bit from 'http://download.kde.org/stable/kdevelop/5.0.2/bin/windows/kdevelop-5.0.2-x64-setup.exe' Progress: 100% - Saving 90.45 MB of 90.49 MB (94839304/94887333) Download of kdevelop-5.0.2-x64-setup.exe (90.49 MB) completed. Hashes match. Installing kdevelop... kdevelop has been installed. Added C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\bin\kdevelop.exe shim pointed to 'c:\program files\kdevelop\bin\kdevelop.exe'. The install of kdevelop was successful. Software installed as 'EXE', install location is likely default. Chocolatey installed 1/1 packages. 0 packages failed. See the log for details (C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\logs\chocolatey.log). Check out Pro / Business for more features! https://chocolatey.org/compare C:\WINDOWS\system32>where kdevelop C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\bin\kdevelop.exe Happy hacking! Thanks a lot to Hannah von Reth for setting up the KDE Chocolatey category, including publishing the KDevelop package there! As always, we ask you to provide us with any kind of feedback on the Windows version! It's much appreciated. [Less]
Posted 4 days ago by jriddell
Amongst the 20 year of KDE parties around the world one of the busiest was held in Beijing. Dot News interviewed the organiser Leslie Zhai about KDE in China. KDE China's 20th Anniversary Group Photo Leslie Zhai Where are you from and what do you do ... [More] for a living? I am from Wuhan, a very beautiful city in China. And I am working as a Linux developer at iSOFT in Beijing. How did you first start to use KDE software? In 2002, as a computer science major university student, I went to a Legal Authoried software store in Wuhan, Guangputun, and bought Redhat7 including four install CDs, three src.rpm CDs and a very exquisite user manual for only RMB 50, because other software for Windows 98 was too expensive to a univerty student! It was my first time to use KDE 3. Yes I chose KDE as my default desktop enviroment, but I tried GNOME of course. ;-) Then I tried to migrate my university's course assignment developed in Turbo C to compile with GCC. I used Konsole and VIM to edit my source code, I tried Emacs but I did not know how to make coffee with it, so I switched to VIM ;-) and my teachers switched to use Redhat8 instead of Windows 98 when teaching operating system courses. What are your activities contributing to KDE? As a KDE developer I fix bugs, I push to repositories after code is reviewed by other KDE developers, and I am maintaining K3b right now. My sincere thanks go to David Faure; he helped me when I broke the dependency freeze of libkcddb regarding the Applications/16.08 release. I migrated all projects using KF5Cddb, and right now libkcddb is KF5 ready! Also thanks go to Thomas Schmitt, one of the libburnia authors, he taught me a lot about ISO 9660 & MMC patiently and carefully! Talks at the Party Looks like you had a successful 20th anniversary party. Who was there and what did you all do? Yes! We had more people than we expected. We estimated there were only about 20 KDE users, but that day 65 KDE plus GNOME and other desktop enviroments users came! iSOFT KDE helped us so much to make the anniversary party happen. My old friend Conner Mo (the co-founder of linuxfans.org and magiclinux.org) came from Shanghai specially. We took a group photo wearing KDE 20 years T-shirts. The opening was by Cjacker Huang, the deputation of iSOFT sponsored this party, who is also a KDE developer since 2003! Happy birthday for KDE 20 years celebrated by Xiangkai Li, manager of iSOFT. Opening was by Lei Zhang. The deputation of LinuxCN sponsored this party, also shared updates with us. "Timeline.kde.org and Chinese KDE developers" shared by myself. Yunhe Guo (KDE-China l10n zh_CN translator) and csslayer (Fcitx and KDE developer) recorded video for the celebration. "GNOME Desktop and Foundation say happy birthday to KDE" was shared by Tong Hui. A delicious KDE 20 years cake. GNOME Foundation member was cutting cake and laughing happily. Announced kde-china.org. Enjoy KDE 20 years cake. So I changed my raffle script MAX to 65 on site. Raffle prizes were CHEERY keyboards, iSOFTLinux V4.0 USB sticks, KDE 20years T-shirts and more. iSOFT KDE What is China KUG and what does it plan to do? kde-china.org is the China KDE User Group for contributing to KDE: Fixing bugs and code review Translating l10n zh_CN Akadamy-China ;-) How popular is Free and Open Source software in China? Very popular! A lot of internet companies use Open Source software such as Linux kernel, GNU toolchain, Nginx, MySQL, Memcached, Squid, DNF, Apt, Python, Django, reviewboard, PHP, Drupal, phpBB, flyspary, jQuery, Node.js, etc. in China. How popular is KDE software in China? Very popular! a lot of ArchLinux and Fedora fans use KDE! iSOFTLinux, MagicLinux, Kubuntu, openSUSE and RedflagLinux distributions choose KDE as their default desktop enviroment in China. The article on linux.cn mentions iSOFT has its own operating system using KDE software, can you tell us how this is made and what it's used for? iSOFTLinux V4.0 x86-64 is Cjacker Core base, default desktop enviroment is KDE (GNOME optional), easy-to-use Linux Desktop for end-users. forked RPM and implemented "Multi-db /var/lib/rpm and /var/lib/appstore isolation skeleton" it is *NOT* sandbox, Docker or Flatpak also forked APT-RPM and implemented "Package cache db, Dependence tree, System level DBus interface, KRunner plugin" to install/remove Application via KRunner developed Offline System Update client thanks for systemd Offline System Updates implemented "System level DBus interface, KCM (KDE systemsettings Module), Plasma applet" developed KScreen OSD with other KDE developer Dan Vrátil developed Advanced kcm_useraccount for KF5. Yes, I know there is already user-manager but we did more things for KScreenlocker and Kickoff ;-) implemented plymouth smooth transition for SDDM developed DBus interface of libcppjieba && Chinese2Pinyin for Frameworks 5 () and implemented KRunner plugin as suggested by Eike Hein developed RPM (deb converting to RPM) package installer daemon and Qt frontend fixing bugs reported by iSOFT QA team and code review by other KDE developers, then Git push to upstream repositories maintaining packages of Linux, Core, Framework, KDE, GNOME, Mate, etc. How good is KDE software's support for CJK writing systems? Thanks for Fcitx maintained and developed by csslayer, also his kimpanel work, it all works very good for KDE! Cutting the Cake Why do we not hear more from Chinese people on KDE mailing lists, forums and chat channels? First, language issues. For example I often wrote email in Chinglish just like my answers to this interview ;-) but KDE developers are very clever in understanding what I tried to express. Second, the timezone issue. I would update my patch in the morning, then wait for review, perhaps the next morning I could receive the reply. You can see the waiting time, so it is difficult to chat with each other in IRC. So we prefer to use reviewboard and Bugzilla to communicate with other KDE developers. Anything else you'd like to say? I hope more and more Chinese internet companies join the Open Source game, they are using a lot of open source utilities and libraries, but many core and important applicationa are not available for Linux desktop users. Even binary-only just like Skype is OK! Thanks for your answers! [Less]
Posted 4 days ago by Krita News
While Timothee Giet is working on the next Krita training video series — and it’ll all be about animation! — we’re cutting the price of our existing training videos! Digital downloads Muses, still one of the best introduction to digital painting in ... [More] general, and to Krita in particular, is now available for only €14,95! Muses Download Now just €14,95, from €24,95 And Secrets of Krita, full of in-depth hints, tricks and tips on how to get the most out of Krita is now also… only €14,95! Secrets of Krita – Download Now just €14,95, from €29,95 You can also get these downloads from our gumroad shop! DVD’s We still have actual DVD’s, neatly printed with atractive covers available for you to order, too: Secrets of Krita – DVD Now just €14,95, from €29,95, including shipping Muses DVD Now just €14,95, from €24,95, including shipping USB-Card Or you can get both training dvd’s and the latest version of Krita for Windows, OSX and Linux on a cool credit-card sized USB stick, showing off spring Kiki. USB-stick up-to-date Now just €24,95, from €39,95, including shipping [Less]