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Plasma 5.8 LTS Kickerd Off for Stability and Performance

Plasma 5.8 has its Kickoff meeting yesterday and we Kickered the plans into shape.  The big news is it’ll be an LTS release with bugfix releases coming out for 18 months after the .0.  This matches Qt 5.6 which is also on an LTS schedule and we’ll still to 5.6 as the minimum Qt version […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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KDE neon User Edition Testing Survey Results

We made a tech preview release of KDE neon User Edition 10 days ago and I made up a survey to get results for how people’s experiences were.  We got 59 responses, here’s a summary: Location? Most people from Europe, a number from the US, the rest spread around the usual parts of the world. […]

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kver’s definition of anarchy

This amused me Possible differences/anarchy may include: Strange chewing noises if inserting a disc. Never finding the correct orientation of USB plugs. Your machine mysteriously moving several inches if you leave the room briefly. Your printer demanding white ink to operate. Small house pets may go missing, tufts of fur in keyboard. Growling noises if […]

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KDE neon User Edition Tech Preview

KDE neon User Edition Tech Preview is out now. It’s a build of KDE neon using released software, our clever CI system watches download.kde.org for new releases such as Plasma 5.6.3 and packages them pronto.  If you want to use the latest released software, this is the way to do it. It is built on […]

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Vote Loony to Add K to the Welsh Language

There’s elections in Scotland and other countries of the UK next month and I’ve been writing blog posts on the various party manifestos as I work out who should run the country. KDE has always had an adoption problem in Wales.  Elite hackers like Alan Cox and Dafydd Harries have been big supporters of Gnome […]

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KDE neon upgrades to 16.04LTS

KDE neon is a package archive of KDE software built on a stable foundation.  We use Ubuntu because it’s good technology that we’re familiar with and which provides a Long Term Support foundation we can use.  When we started the only practical version to use at the start was 15.10 so our packages have been […]

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Plasma Wayland Image Update

It’s your fortnightly update to the Plasma Wayland image.  Rather pleasingly window decorations are the right colour and I can resize windows. Now can anyone get the Ascii Art plugin working? by

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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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