kgraphviewer 2.4.3

KGraphViewer, your favourite visualiser of .dot files, has a new update. Switch KgvPageLayout to QPageSize for page size handling Avoid double top-level layout in KGVSimplePrintingPageSetup Fix layout of page layout & size dialog Remove unused dependency KIO Fix minor typo … Read More

KDE neon Bionic Update

The work to rebase KDE neon on Bionic is progressing. Apologies if it feels slow but it’s keeping our infrastructure busy while continuing with the xenial builds alongside.  I’ve just managed to get the package version check to turn green … Read More

A Decade of Plasma

I realised that it’s now a decade of KDE releasing its Plasma desktop.  The KDE 4 release event was in January 2008.  Google were kind enough to give us their office space and smoothies and hot tubs to give some … Read More

Maintenance of Tenement Communal Property

There is a motion discussing Maintenance of Tenement Communal Property next week in parliament which asks that “the government should review the situation and consider any legislative changes, new initiatives, enhanced use of existing rules and/or further action by local authorities … Read More

On Brexit

In 2015 the Conservative party won the UK election on a manifesto promise of holding a referendum on the UK’s EU membership.  I highlighted this by changing my Facebook profile picture but was told this was unnecessary. The referendum was … Read More

KGraphViewer 2.4.2

KGraphViewer 2.4.2 has been released. KGraphViewer is a visualiser for Graphviz’s DOT format of graphs. https://www.kde.org/applications/graphics/kgraphviewer Changelog compared to 2.4.0: add missing find dependency macro https://build.neon.kde.org/job/xenial_unstable_kde-extras_kgraphviewer_lintcmake/lastCompletedBuild/testReport/libkgraphviewer-dev/KGraphViewerPart/find_package/ Fix broken reloading and broken layout changing due to lost filename https://phabricator.kde.org/D7932 kgraphviewer_part.rc: set … Read More

Surf Kayak Safety and Rescue

I went on the Glenmore Lodge to take the kayak out for the day.  It was led by elite surf paddlers Tracy and Ian Sherrington and a couple of other staff and there was about 14 of us punters there.  … Read More

KGraphViewer 2.4.0

KGraphViewer 2.4.0 has been released. KGraphViewer is a visualiser for Graphviz’s DOT format of graphs. https://www.kde.org/applications/graphics/kgraphviewer This ports KGraphViewer to use KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5. It can be used by massif-visualizer to add graphing features. Download from: https://download.kde.org/stable/kgraphviewer/2.4.0/ … Read More

massif-visualizer 0.7.0 released

Massif Visualizer is a visualiser for output generated by Valgrind’s massif tool.  It shows you graphs which measure how much heap memory your program uses. Download link: https://download.kde.org/stable/massif-visualizer/0.7.0/src/ sha256: f8a4cc23c80a259a9edac989e957c48ed308cf9da9caeef19eec3ffb52361f6d  massif-visualizer-0.7.0.tar.xz PGP signature is mine: Jonathan Riddell with 0xEC94D18F7F05997E. It has an … Read More

QQC2 Desktop Style Beta Release

Using Breeze Using Oxygen qqc2-desktop-style is a style for Qt Quick Controls 2 to make it follow your desktop’s theme. It will be released with a future release of KDE Frameworks 5 but in the mean time it’s due to be … Read More

ISO Image Writer Alpha 0.2

New release of ISO Image Writer === Alpha 0.2, 4 August 2017 === *Verification in a thread to not block UI *Verifies Arch ISOs *Build fixes GPG verification: Key fingerprint = 2D1D 5B05 8835 7787 DE9E E225 EC94 D18F 7F05 … Read More

Surf Life Saving Course

I’m doing a surf life saving course with Stevie from Dunbar Surf Life Saving Club and Strive.  I didn’t realise it but this is taken very seriously, and I don’t mean it’s treated as important. In canoeing first aid and … Read More

More KDE Twits

After reading up on some Bootstrap I managed to move the Twitter feeds to the side on Planet KDE so you can get suitably distracted by #KDE and @kdecommunity feeds while reading your blog posts. I also stepped down from … Read More

Policy Updates

KDE is getting good at writing statements on visions  and missions and values which define who we are. But less sexy and more technical is our various policies some of which are getting out of date.  Pleasingly at Akademy we’ve … Read More

Akademy 2017

Time to fly off to the sun to meet KDE friends old and new and plan out the next year of freedom fighting. See you in Almería!by

ISO Image Writer

ISO Image Writer is a tool I’m working on which writes .iso files onto a USB disk ready for installing your lovely new operating system.  Surprisingly many distros don’t have very slick recommendations for how to do this but they’re … Read More

Plasma 5.11 and Greater Kicked Off

The Plasma team had a mammoth 2.5 hour meeting to discuss some of the aspects of the Plasma releases going forward.  Much of the debate was around when to do an LTS release and we’ve gone with Plasma 5.12 due … Read More