Plasma Wayland ISO

Plasma is nearing a new release and with 5.9 coming shortly we have the question of should we switch Neon to use Wayland by default for the Developer Unstable edition. To evaluate it I updated the Plasma Wayland ISO and … Read More

KDE neon Now Available on Docker

KDE neon provides an easy and elegant way for people to test the latest from KDE, or use the latest releases of KDE Software. Our mission statement above is what we try to do and having continuous integration of KDE … Read More

KDE neon User LTS Edition Out Now

KDE Plasma 5.8 is designated an LTS edition with bugfixes and new releases being made for 18 months (rather than the normal four months).  This will please a category of user who don’t want new features on their desktop but … Read More

Appstream Generated

Appstream has had a long history of getting its very sensible features into the hands of users. It’s an XML format which describes applications so that projects such as KDE can ship files with their apps which give a name, … Read More

Andy Jackson Fund for Access 2015

There’s still no information on the web of the highly spoken about but little visible charity Andy Jackson Fund for Access.  My last request in 2014 showed a little active charity receiving money from the Whitewater and Touring guidebooks, receiving … Read More

KDE neon Talk at QtCon Akademy 2016

Me and Harald gave a talk at QtCon Akademy about KDE neon and how it is modernising and smoothing the KDE development process. Read the slides and watch the video of us in action (sound improves after 10 minutes, stay … Read More

KDE Store With QtCon Wallpaper

KDE Store has now launched.  The first product on it is my QtCon wallpaper.  An experiment in community content and donations, will anyone give me money? by

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More