Leave Options

At Europe vigils over the last couple of months I’ve had many nice people thank us and fewer but still too many angry people throw variant levels of abuse.  On 4 occasions I’ve been able to have conversations with leave … Read More

European Elections 2019 Scotland Review

On Thursday 23 May 2019 there will be elections for the European Parliament.  750-ish MEPs selected across the continent to act as a revising and reviewing chamber for the activities of the European government, the Commission, and for the EU … Read More

libqaccessibilityclient 0.4.1

libqaccessibilityclient 0.4.1 is out now https://download.kde.org/stable/libqaccessibilityclient/ http://embra.edinburghlinux.co.uk/~jr/tmp/pkgdiff_reports/libqaccessibilityclient/0.4.0_to_0.4.1/changes_report.html Signed by Jonathan Riddell https://sks-keyservers.net/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=0xEC94D18F7F05997E version 0.4.1 Use only undeprecated KDEInstallDirs variables KDECMakeSettings already cares for CMAKE_AUTOMOC & BUILD_TESTING Fix use in cross compilation Q_ENUMS -> Q_ENUM more complete release instructions by

Why do We Pay Money to the EU?

I’ve seen it said that the EU costs us £350 million a week and also that this is a lie and after the rebate (a negotiated lowering of budget contributions by Maggie T based on perception of an unfair funding … Read More

KDE’s Snap Packages

The Linux world has always worked with a develop and deploy model where software gets written by projects such as KDE and then distro projects pick that up, polish it and give it to the user.  No other computer environment … Read More

Kipi Plugins 5.9.1 Released

Kipi Plugins is a set of app plugins for manipulating images.  They use libkipi which is released as part of KDE Applications.  It used to get standalone releases and was then moved to be part of Digikam releases.  Since Digikam … Read More

Nominations Open for UK Open Source Awards

The UK Open Source Awards will be a day of celebration of all things Free and open with software.  Open Source is now essential in how the world works.  It creates freedom (that’s the Free Software side), helps education (I … Read More

No Deal Brexit

No deal Brexit will mean shutting off most of the supply capacity from the EU to Great Britain, as the government says this will be chaotic. Many of the effects are unknown but in the days and weeks that follow … Read More

pulseaudio-qt 1.0.0 is out!

pulseaudio-qt 1.0.0 is out! It’s a Qt framework C++ bindings library for the PulseAudio sound system. It was previously part of plasma-pa but is now standalone so it can be used by KDE Connect and anyone else who wants it. … Read More

libqaccessibilityclient 0.4.0

I’ve released libqaccessibilityclient 0.4.0. Changes: bump version for new release Revert “add file to extract strings” add file to extract strings Set include dir for exported library target Create and install also a QAccessibilityClientConfigVersion.cmake file Create proper CMake Config file … Read More

KDE Chat on Matrix

KDE and open source in general has used IRC since the 90s but times change and these days people expect more than text with lots of internals exposed to the user.  So KDE has set up a Matrix server which … Read More

G+ Takeout

Google+ does rather killoff the notion I had of Google as a highly efficient company who always produce top quality work.  Even using the takeout website to download the content from Google+ I found a number of obvious bugs and … Read More

KDE at FOSDEM 2019

February means FOSDEM, the largest gathering of free software developers in the continent. I drove for two days down the winding roads and even onto a train and out again to take the bits needed to run the stall there. … Read More

Another Year Older

Christmas Eve means it’s my birthday, an exciting day of celebrating the year past and year to come.  I always feel it’s the best use of Facebook that people wish happy birthday there. Piraguismo This last year I’ve had a … Read More

Achievement of the Week

This week I gave KDE Frameworks a web page after only 4 years of us trying to promote it as the best thing ever since cabogganing without one.  I also updated the theme on the KDE Applications 18.12 announcement to … Read More