• General
  • Kubuntu Beta 2 is Out

    Kubuntu Vivid Beta 2 is out.  This is the first major distro to ship with Plasma 5 so it’ll be the first time many people get to see our lovely new desktop.  Scary. We have 24 bugs I’ve milestoned and 1 month to go until release, let’s see how low we can go.  Many of […]

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  • Kubuntu 15.04 Heating up

    Kubuntu 15.04 development is in full swing and it’s looking like our 10th anniversary edition will be a classic.  We’re the first distribution to ship a stable version with Plasma 5, the desktop which is getting tech journalists excited.  My new favourite desktop they say.  A masterpiece  in the making they’re calling it.  The most […]

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  • Planet KDE Theme from Season of KDE

    Season KDE is KDE’s annual project to give helpers a more structured way to take part in KDE.  It’s inspired by Summer of Code of course. Today I had the pleasure of launching the new Planet KDE website theme done by Ranveer Aggarwal.  It looks very lovely and importantly makes the site a pleasure to […]

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  • Blog Move, Bug Squashing Party in Munich

    Welcome to my blog on the updated jriddell.org, now featuring my personal blog (which has existed for about 15 years or at least before the word blog existed) together with my developer blog previously on blogs.kde.org. I’m at the Bug Squashing Party in Munich, the home of KDE and Plasma and Kubuntu rollouts in the […]