KDevelop, Muon, Plasma 5.7.4

To celebrate the release of KDevelop 5 we’ve added KDevelop 5 to KDE neon User Edition.  Git Stable and Git Unstable builds are also in the relevant Developer Editions. But wait.. that’s not all.. the package manager Muon seem to have a new maintainer so to celebrate we added builds in User Edition and Git […]

Plasma Release Schedule Updated

I’ve made some changes to the Plasma 5.8 release schedule.  We had a request from our friends at openSUSE to bring the release sooner by a couple of weeks so they could sneak it into their release and everyone could enjoy the LTS goodness.  As openSUSE are long term supporters and contributors to KDE as […]

Kirigami and QtWebEngine in KDE neon

A couple for the developers out there, the lovely new slidy and shiny mobile UI framework Kirigami just got released and packages are available in KDE neon. And Qt’s new web widget QtWebEngine with Chromium goodness now has packages in neon, will we see a KDE web browser appear again? by

Kontact build dependencies

Adding KDE PIM to KDE neon I wondered if it really was as complex to build as it felt.  So I mapped them in Graphviz, and yep, it really is complex to build.  I’m quite amazed at the coders who work on this stuff, it’s an impressive beast. by

Your New Monospace Font: Hack

A few cycles ago the VDG asked for the default Plasma font to be changed from Oxygen, a custom made but poorly maintained font for Plasma, to Noto.  Noto is a Google project which is intended to provide complete Unicode coverage.  It is based off Google’s Droid font for Latin and some other fonts for […]

Neon Updates – KDE Network, KDE Applications

Not a great week for Neon last week.  I server we used for building packages on filled up limiting the work we could do and then a patch from Plasma broke some people’s startup and they were faced with a dreaded black screen.  Apologies folks. But then magically we got an upgrade to the server […]

KDE neon Adds KDE Graphics and KDE Multimedia

More apps are arriving in KDE neon, to keep your weekend happy we have the ones which have been ported to Frameworks 5 for KDE Graphics and KDE Multimedia.  Including some thumbnailers and a kio slave for cameras you can use through Dolphin. – kamera – kcolorchooser – kdegraphics-thumbnailers – kruler – libkexiv2 – libkface […]

KDE neon Adds KDE Games

Are you feeling too productive in your day?  Then try the latest addition to KDE Neon!  I’ve added the KDE Games applications to our repositories.  16.04.2 for User Edition, or the relevant Git branch for Developer Editions. apt install bomber bovo granatier kapman katomic kblackbox kblocks kbounce kbreakout kdiamond kfourinline killbots kiriki kjumpingcube klickety klines […]

KDE neon 5.7

When version numbers merge to a singularity we reach the perfection that is KDE neon 5.7.  Featuring the newly released Qt 5.7 and the freshly built KDE Plasma 5.7. If you’re using KDE neon User Edition you can just update as normal.  Those who have yet to allow it to take over their computer can […]

Plasma Wayland Image Update

It’s time to check in on the Plasma Wayland image for an update. Built on Neon infrastructure, this comes with the latest from KDE Git master for crack of the day fun. Actually it’s from the end of last week because we paused updates while we add Qt 5.7 but it’s close enough. Download image […]

KDE neon Press Coverage and Comments

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 came out a couple of weeks ago, let’s have a look at the commentry. Phoronix stuck to their reputation by announcing it a day early but redeemed them selves with a follow up article KDE neon: The Rock & Roll Distribution. “KDE neon feels amazing. There’s simply no other way […]

KDE neon User Edition 5.6

Polishing is important but after a while you need to put a fork in it and decide it’s done and so we’ve announced KDE neon User Edition 5.6, our first edition which we advocate for our target audience. Someone who relishes frequent updates of features Someone who cares what software is on their desktop and […]

The Purpose of Planets

Planet KDE and similar sites exist to show the people in the communities, what they are working on and what their interests and characters are.  It’s not an official news site like KDE Dot News and it’s not even on the kde.org domain which I find disappointing.  Posts on topics outwith KDE are encouraged as […]

Plasma Wayland ISO Checkup

My Plasma Wayland ISOs are building nicely fresh each day.  I asked Betty the fuzzy Guinea Pig to gave one a try today and there’s still obvious bugs like no text on task bar and the blue window bars are back but she’s generally impressed at how this is likely to be a good replacement […]

Plasma Wayland Images Go Daily

With Neon’s infrastructure moving ahead nicely I’ve been able to update my Plasma Wayland images to build on the Neon infrastructure fresh each day.  It uses packages built from KDE Frameworks and Plasma Git master branches and has a default session of KWin running as a Wayland compositor.  The foundation is Ubuntu 16.04LTS. Download the […]