Month: March 2016

KDE neon Developer Edition Installable Image FAQ

The tech preview of the KDE neon developer edition installable image was out yesterday.  It’s an 800MB download you can dd onto a USB disk and run live or install. files.kde.org Why are there no apps? KDE neon doesn’t have builds of applications yet, we’re doing Qt, Frameworks and Plasma for now to keep it […]

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KDE neon developer edition install tech preview

To celebrate the release of KDE Plasma 5.6 we’ve made a tech preview of our KDE neon developer edition installable images built directly from developer Plasma/5.6 Git branches files.kde.org Remember it’s the developer’s edition built directly from Git.  There’s still plenty bits we need to tidy up still.  Have fun with it and let us […]

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KDE neon Press

Since it’s announcement KDE neon has had some pleasingly positive press coverage (and one not so positive). First off was Swapnil’s article on CIO.com Jonathan Riddell to announce project Neon at FOSDEM On the Rio Noguera Palasera in sunny Catalunya I learned freestyle kayak by surfing against the current on a standing wave and realized […]

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Grumping Out of the Forth Canoe Club AGM

I grumped out of the Forth Canoe Club AGM tonight which probably left a bad atmosphere so here’s some explanation why for anyone who’s interested or just for my own therapy. I’ve been on the committee for the last 8 years as website editor.  That’s a pretty simple role if you’re into making websites but […]

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Neon Gains Developer Stable-Branch Builds; Plasma Wayland Update

KDE neon’s developer edition has gained builds of Git stable branches for Plasma.  These are ideal for contributors and testers who want to check out the state of Plasma 5.6 branch and check it’s still sane.  sources.list line is: deb http://archive.neon.kde.org/stable wily main Of course it’s not compatible with the unstable git branch packages. And […]

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FSRT Lesson Plans

Here’s some lesson plans, or at least coaching points, for the bits needed for a BCU FSRT course. Intro: Assessing risks How to get help What kit to have to hand Ask/give option to warn about medical issues Group management, communication and boundaries clean rope principle, one handed knife safety features of boats safety features […]

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GPL Fun

Everyone who cares about the continued smooth running of the free software world where communities of independent parties gather around working on projects as we do in KDE or Linux should keep an eye on recent developments. The VMWare case has a Linux developer suing VMWare for using Linux as part of their proprietary product.  […]

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Mass Bugzilla Product Version Number Updates

There’s no API to update Bugzilla product versions. This is weird because projects like Plasma release dozens of bits of software at the same time and we need to update the version numbers in Bugzilla so people can correctly report bugs against them. Even if it was only 1 bit of software we released it […]

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Wayland Image Updated

My image for testing Wayland has had an update. Download 883 MB ISO file This includes the latest sources from Git master with KWin providing the Wayland compositor and built from a mix of Neon/Ubuntu/Kubuntu packages. It’s full of obvious bugs for you to hunt down and help fix.  It’s not at all ready for […]

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