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All New Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Black Sails

One of the complains about the new streaming entertainment world is that it removes the collective experience of everyone watching the same programme on telly the night before then discussing it. At least in the international world I tend to live in that was never much of an option and instead it is a common […]

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KDE Slimbook II at Scottish Linux User Group 20th Anniversary

Glasgow’s group of Linux nerds has been gathering for 20 years so I was pleased to eat lots of curry at the Scottish Linux User Group’s 20th anniversary dinner.  In the pub afterwards I showed off the new KDE Slimbook II and recorded a little intro.  It’s maybe not the most slick presenting skills but […]

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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 talks and plan a way forward. The KDE 4 release has gained something of a […]

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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 fallback text for toplevel menu entries desktop-mime-but-no-exec-code Codefix, comparisons were meant to be assignments KGraphViewer […]

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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/ sha256: 88c2fd6514e49404cfd76cdac8ae910511979768477f77095d2f53dca0f231b4 kgraphviewer-2.4.0.tar.xz Signed with my PGP key 2D1D 5B05 8835 7787 DE9E E225 EC94 […]

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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 optional dependency on KGraphViewer which is due for a release shortly.   by

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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 an optional dependency to Plasma 5.11 which has a beta next week. Download the beta […]

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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 997E Jonathan Riddell <jr@jriddell.org> isoimagewriter 0.2 download by

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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 Dot and KDE promo stuff after getting burnt out from doing it for many years […]

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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 been able to update two of these policies to comply with current practices and define […]

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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

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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 all welcome to try this. It’s based on ROSA Image Writer which has served KDE […]

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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 in January.  There will continue to be a couple of 5.8LTS releases in 2018 and […]

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Voted SNP and Jim Eadie in Edinburgh South General Election

There’s another election on Thursday called by a prime minister who thought she could increase her small majority in parliament and see off her rivals who will oppose her.  Except that’s politics, you have an opposition.  Theresa May’s dictatorial instinct has got worse during the campaign and she is now talking about removing human rights […]

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KDE neon Translations

One of the best things about making software collaboratively is the translations.  Sure I could make a UML diagramming tool or whatever all by my own but it’s better if I let lots of other people help out and one of the best crowd-sourcing features of open community development is you get translated into many […]

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Chef Intermediate Training

I did a day’s training at the FLOSS UK conference in Manchester on Chef. Anthony Hodson came from Chef (a company with over 200 employees) to provide this intermediate training which covered writing receipes using test driven development.  Thanks to Chef and Anthony and FLOSS UK for providing it cheap.  Here’s some notes for my […]

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Planet KDE: Now with Added Twits

Twitter seems ever dominant and important for communication. Years ago I added a microblogging feed to Planet KDE but that still needed people to add themselves and being all idealistic I added support for anything with an RSS feed assuming people would use more-free identi.ca. But identi.ca went away and Twitter I think removed their […]

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The Opening of the First KDE Slimbook

Fresh off the production line from 101’s factory in València is the first KDE Slimbook which I opened today at FLOSS UK conference here in Manchester.  Watch the live demo unveiling. by

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Plasma Sprint: Legacy Media Support in KDE Applications

Boudhayan Gupta dropped by for the final day of the Plasma Sprint because he had 3D printed that save icon and wanted to test it.  Coincidently I found a treasure in the glove compartment of my dad’s car, a Eurythmics Greatest Hits audio CD. So how does KDE applications do for legacy media? Mixed results. […]

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Plasma Sprint: KDE neon Docker Images Now Support Wayland

The KDE neon Docker Images are the easiest and fastest way to test out KDE software from a different branch than your host system. Coming live from the Plasma Sprint sponsored by Affenfels here in Stuttgart, the KDE neon Docker images now support Wayland.  This runs on both X and Wayland host systems.  Instructions on […]

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