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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Maya, uno de los mejores pack de cursores plasma

Planet KDE Español - Mié, 09/03/2014 - 05:10

Iconos, fondos de pantalla, temas de plasma, … Todo es personalizable en KDE y los cursores no son ninguna excepción. Hoy tengo el gusto de presentaros Maya, un excelente tema de cursores para diestros y zurdos. En primer lugar debemos recordar que markitos66, el creador de Maya, no es la primera vez que aparece en [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): KDE España estará presente en Akademy 2014

Planet KDE Español - Mar, 09/02/2014 - 05:10

Como ya sabéis, y si no aquí estoy yo para contarlo, el próximo 6 de septiembre empieza en la ciudad de la República Checa  de Brno Akademy 2014, el mayor encuentro de simpatizantes de KDE del año, que finaliza el 12 del mismo mes. Y, como no podía ser de otra forma, KDE España estará [&hellip

Thank You Akademy 2014 Sponsors

KDE News - Lun, 09/01/2014 - 23:08

Akademy is a non-commercial event, free of charge for all who want to attend. Generous sponsor support helps make Akademy possible. Most of the Akademy budget goes towards travel support for KDE community members from all over the world, contributors who would not be able to attend the conference otherwise. The wide diversity of attendees is essential to the success of the annual in-person Akademy conference. Many thanks to Akademy 2014 sponsors

Sponsors receive benefits beyond the feel-good rewards of supporting a worthy cause. They have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with KDE contributors, upstream and downstream maintainers and users of one of the foremost User Interface technology platforms.
  • Meet other leading Free and Open Software players. In addition to the KDE Community, many other Free Software projects and companies participate in Akademy.
  • Get inspired. Akademy provides an excellent environment for collecting feedback on new products, or for generating new ideas.
  • Support Free and Open technologies. Much of the actual work of Akademy is done in new application development, hackfests and intensive coding sessions. These activities generate value that goes far beyond KDE and Akademy.
  • Be part of the KDE Community. KDE is one of the largest Free and Open Software communities in the world. It is also dynamic, fun-loving, cooperative, committed, creative and hard-working.

2014 Silver Sponsors
Blue Systems is a company investing in Free/Libre Computer Technologies. It sponsors several KDE projects and distributions such as Kubuntu and Netrunner. Their goal is to offer solutions for people valuing freedom and choice.

Digia is responsible for all worldwide Qt activities including product development, commercial licensing, and open source licensing working together with the Qt Project under the Open Governance model. Digia has in-depth Qt expertise and experience from demanding mission-critical development projects, as well as hundreds of in-house certified Qt developers. Digia offers licensing, support and services capabilities, and works closely with developers working on Qt projects.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies.

2014 Bronze Sponsors
froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, the market-leading automated cross-platform testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, QML, KDE, Java AWT/Swing and SWT/RCP, JavaFX, Windows MFC and .NET, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, iOS Cocoa Touch, Android and for HTML/Ajax or Flex-based Web applications running in various Web browsers.

Google is a leading user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes to the Open Source community in many ways, including more than 50 million lines of source code, programs for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-in Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects, Linux User Groups, and other events around the world.

KDAB—the world's largest independent source of Qt knowledge—provides services, training and products for Qt development. KDAB engineers deliver peerless software, providing expert help on any implementation detail or problem. Market leaders in Qt training, our trainers are all active developers, ensuring that the knowledge delivered reflects real-world usage.

2014 Supporters
Open Invention Network (OIN) is a collaborative enterprise that enables Linux through a patent non-aggression community of licensees. OIN also supports Linux Defenders, which helps the open source community defend itself against poor quality patents by crowdsourcing defensive publications and prior art.

ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011, based on the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share community project launched within the KDE Community. The goal of ownCloud Inc. is to give corporate IT greater control of their data and files — combining flexibility, openness and extensibility with on-premise servers and storage.

A special thank you to KDE's Patrons who support the KDE Community throughout the year.

Akademy 2014 Brno

For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest FOSS communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, propose and consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the following year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work to bring those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, or looking to begin using it.

If you are someone who wants to make a difference with technology, Akademy 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic is the place to be.

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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Mapa de usuarios de KDE [01-09-14]

Planet KDE Español - Lun, 09/01/2014 - 05:10

Si eres usuario de KDE no pienses que estás solo. De hecho hay muchas más personas que lo utilizan de lo que crees. Es por ello que estamos creando un Mapa de usuarios de KDE de todo el mundo. Y, evidentemente, España y sus archipiélagos no podía ser una excepción y desde el blog queremos [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Tercera edición de VilaNet, evento tecnológico en Vila-real

Planet KDE Español - Dom, 08/31/2014 - 05:10

Tras el éxito de la primera y segunda edición, hoy estoy orgulloso al anunciar la tercer edición de VilaNet, del evento tecnológico de Vila-real, mi ciudad natal. Escribir e intereaccionar con la gente tras una pantalla está muy bien: es rápido, variado, tienes acceso a miles de personas de todo el mundo, puedes mantener varios [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): KDE es sexy, aunque tú y yo ya lo sabíamos

Planet KDE Español - Sáb, 08/30/2014 - 05:10

A estas alturas descubrir la calidad de los productos KDE está fuera de toda discusión. Lo que no sabíamos y no nos podía imaginar es que además KDE es sexy. Tras más de 15 años de trabajo, la Comunidad KDE ofrece un completo entorno de trabajo, conocido como Plasma o Plasma 5, además de unas [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Plasma Active portado a KDE Frameworks 5

Planet KDE Español - Vie, 08/29/2014 - 05:10

Hace un tiempo hablé del trabajo que estaba realizando Antonis Tsiapaliokas en Plasma Active detnro del programa Google Summner of Code (GSoC).Pues bien, al parecer éste está llegando a buen puerto y él mismo en su blog ha anunciado que Plasma Active ha sido portado a KDE Frameworks 5. Uno de los sueños de la Comunidad [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Dolphin Folder Color, cambia el color de las carpetas plasma

Planet KDE Español - Jue, 08/28/2014 - 05:10

Lo cierto es que esta funcionalidad es realmente útil cuando tienes un buen número de carpetas y quieres, de un vistazo, localizar una en particular. Yo, mediante otro sistema, vengo haciéndolo en las carpetas de clase. Hoy os explico cómo cambiar los colores a las carpetas de plasma con Dolphin Folder Color   Si tienes [&hellip

Meet Cornelius Schumacher - Akademy Keynote Speaker

KDE News - Mié, 08/27/2014 - 12:03

Cornelius Schumacher
photo by Michal Kubeček

At Akademy 2014, outgoing KDE e.V. Board President Cornelius Schumacher will give the community keynote. He has attended every Akademy and has been amazed and inspired at every one of them. If you want more of what KDE can bring to your life, Cornelius's talk is the perfect elixir.

Here are glimpses of Cornelius that most of us have never seen. They give a sense of what has made him a successful leader of KDE for several years.

Behind the KDE scene
I like eating, and I like cooking. I'm a recipe type of cook, so I have a large collection of cook books. At the moment Jamie Oliver is one of the favorites in my family. Especially his 30 minute menus fascinate me in terms of well-thought-through procedures. Sometimes I feel the urge to revolutionize the way recipes are presented, though. Especially these kind of sophisticated procedures such as the 30 minutes menus deserve a more accurate and consumable way of being presented, don't they? I see something like flow diagrams in my mind. But that's another project at another time...

Favorite beer?
I'm glad that you asked. I feel lucky to live in a region where the variety and quality of beer is so fabulous that there really is no excuse for drinking bad beer. One of my favorites is Kuchlbauer Weißbier. It's one of the tastiest beers I know, and the brewery is a piece of art in itself. They have a tower dedicated to the idea of beer done as a project with the famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. There is an installation of beer dwarves in their cellar, as well as a full-size reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper", along with some interpretation by the founder of the brewery himself. Kind of crazy, but absolutely worth a visit.

Who are you when you are not at work?
The energy from food and beer I don't use for my job or KDE, I spend on one of my bicycles. My career as bicycle racer started and ended with the one race I did when I was sixteen. But I still enjoy going by bike whenever I can. My rough estimate is that I have done something like 100,000 km in total by bike in my life up to now.

What's your tech setup?
I'm standing on the shoulders of giants. I have a stack of computers and devices which have accumulated over the years; some feel gigantic today. What I actually use these days is my current desktop—which is optimized to be silent, and a small laptop I mostly use for traveling. All my computers run openSUSE, which I discovered when it was delivered on floppy disks, and which is still one of the best systems out there.

Recently an Android tablet has sneaked into my life. It is a great device for some things. I only wish there would be more KDE software on it.

Why should someone attend Akademy?
Akademy is the place to be to see the KDE community in action. It's always so amazing to see the high level of community KDE operates on. This hasn't changed at all over the years. I have attended all Akademies and I haven't experienced a single one which didn't amaze me.

The level of energy is incredibly high, and the common passion for writing free software brings together such a diverse group of people. It is an example of what can be achieved by bringing together the right factors of motivation, people who are driven by a common idea, the environment, which allows these people to get stuff done.

Being at Akademy always feels like there are no limits to what a person can do.

Why should someone attend your talk?
I will tell how to become a better person through KDE. KDE is a tremendously supportive environment for growth, and I think we sometimes don't recognize or value that enough. It is worth having a closer look at what happens there and why KDE is such a supportive environment.

I will also tell parts of my personal story, how KDE altered my life. I have been around for quite a while, and I have seen many things that illustrate how KDE facilitates growth. And I do have some embarrassing photos from the past, which work very well to prove this point.

What do you see as the most important issues for free and open technology over the next few years?
There are so many and such strong interests in computing from so many sides today that it really is a challenge to maintain the sovereignty and freedom of the individual there. The only way to prevent abuse of technology and harmful consequences of thoughtless use is to put a strong foundation of values under it and create examples and implementations of how to do things in the right way to protect people. Free software does both of those, so we have to make sure it continues to deliver on them.

What is distinctive and important about FOSS and about KDE in particular?
FOSS provides an environment which is tailored to stimulate the best that we can do with technology. It uses the right mechanisms to bring to the surface what good people can do. KDE has cultivated that to an amazing degree. It shows that we have done that for many, many years, and that we have learned one or two lessons about what works and what doesn't.

Torvalds or Stallman?
I respect and value both of them. Richard for the clarity of thought and the strong vision he provides, Linus for his technical brilliance. If I had to choose, I would choose Richard, though. While I wouldn't want to live without Linux or Git, I do think that technology in itself is not sufficient. It does have to serve a purpose.

Akademy 2014 Brno

For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest FOSS communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, propose and consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the following year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work to bring those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, or looking to begin using it.

If you are someone who wants to make a difference with technology, Akademy 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic is the place to be.

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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Betelgeuse, pack de iconos para Plasma

Planet KDE Español - Mié, 08/27/2014 - 05:10

Las colecciones de iconos son unos complementos que se han vuelto un tema recurrente en el blog. Hemos visto de todo tipo: oscuros, clásicos, redondos, cuadrados, etc. Hoy toca uno moderno, cuadrado y limpio: Betelgeuse.   Betelgeuse, pack de iconos para Plasma Hoy os presento Betelgeuse, un pack de iconos que aún debe crecer y [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Resumen del Sprint Randa 2014

Planet KDE Español - Lun, 08/25/2014 - 19:00

Ya han pasado más de 2 semanas desde que concluyó el evento en los alpes suizos así que es el momento de hacer un resumen del Sprint Randa 2014 que la Comunidad KDE celebró a mediados de verano. Artículos, fotografías y un gran vídeo para inmortalizar uno de los eventos más importante del mundo KDE. [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Disponibles vídeos y materiales de Akademy-es 2014

Planet KDE Español - Lun, 08/25/2014 - 05:10

Del 16 al 18 de de mayo se celebró el mayor evento KDE en España: Akademy-es 2014 de Málaga. Lamentablemente, el que escribe estas líneas no estuvo presente pero colaboró en su organización y, junto a Víctor Blázquez, ha puesto su granito de arena para tener Disponibles vídeos y materiales de Akademy-es 2014. Disponibles vídeos [&hellip

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th May 2014

KDE News - Dom, 08/24/2014 - 21:25

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Amarok implements popular demand to restore scroll location when collection filter is cleared; adds a new option to support icon-view large thumb size (over 256x256 px)
  • Plasma desktop streamlines comment fields of KCMs by applying common language and type-setting to the systemsettings modules in kde-workspace
  • Kopete adds support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol
  • Umbrello sees work on UML 2.0
  • Krita adds the indexed color filter
  • Porting to KF5/Qt5 continues, including massif-visualizer and partitionmanager.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Akademy 2014 de Brno te necesita

Planet KDE Español - Dom, 08/24/2014 - 05:10

Estamos a 2 semanas de la celebración de Akademy 2014 que se realizará en Brno, en la República Checa, del 6 al 12 de septiembre. Ya se ha cerrado el Call for Papers (la presentación de charlas), se ha presentado el programa y la camiseta. No obstante, Akademy 2014 de Brno te necesita. Lamentablemente, este año [&hellip

Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker

KDE News - Sáb, 08/23/2014 - 18:51

Sascha Meinrath
photo from fisl quinze (Fórum Internacional do Software Livre) CC-BY-SA

A few weeks ago, the keynote speakers for Akademy were announced. KDE is fortunate to have Sascha Meinrath at Akademy in Brno, Czech Republic to open our eyes about hot topics and important issues. Sascha's work doesn't fit into limited categories; he's an activist, think tank founder, policy pundit, hacker, futurist, political strategist and the following interview shows.

For people want to know more about you
Tech policy and political strategy work can often be both high-impact and high-stress. To relax, I like to cook -- not the sort of "oh hey, I can cook a few dishes o.k." cooking -- more, "you should open a gourmet restaurant". For the past 8 years, I've been hosting an epicurean feast called "Basque" (long story), which usually brings together 1-5 dozen people for 2-4 dozen courses. We've done everything from cooking with dangerous chemicals to building a KitchenAid-powered lamb rotisserie.

I'm also an avid gardener -- which, I suppose, is an unusual skill for a technologist, having done a lot of permaculture over the years. And I bike around town as much as possible, play guitar, and enjoy working with my hands whenever I get the chance.

Prior to my work in Washington DC, I did a lot with a movement called Indymedia -- which pioneered digital media documentation tactics that are now standard during protests and unrest. I've been chased, lied to, beaten, teargassed, and otherwise had my civil and human rights trampled upon by police while doing nothing more than documenting their behavior -- which was an initial catalyzer for developing the technologies my teams have pioneered over the past 14 years.

What's your setup?
I'm running a (heavily modded) version of Ubuntu on a Lenovo X1 Carbon. Thus, my monitor size is small for day-to-day activities. I also have a multi-media server hooked into a projector that faces a 10+ foot screen (hand built by me to have the perfect dimensions for my media room) -- so either small or mind-blowingly ginormous, depending on whether I'm seeking to kill bad legislation or zombies (sometimes it's difficult to know which is which). I also have a 4-year old daughter, which means I am thoroughly adept at mixing "kiddie cocktails", building towers, sneaking around the house like "cat-princess-ninjas" and being subjected to tickle sneak attacks again and again and again... and again.

Why should someone attend your talk? How will people's realities be affected?
Today, throughout the geekosphere, almost everyone is thinking about how to secure their communications over inherently insecure networks. No one's paying attention to major leaps forward in circumvention technology -- not to just keep personal information private, but also to create entire alternative infrastructures that are far more difficult to surveille, control, censor, and shut down. I'll provide a world-wide survey of the state-of-the-art in circumvention *infrastructure* -- and point to the resources participants need to build their own systems, whether within their neighborhood or community, city, or region. I'll explain tools that are available -- both fully legal and ones whose deployment is the equivalent of electromagnetic jaywalking but may prove vital in many of the worlds' hot spots as well as in people's own back yards.

What are some important issues for different kinds of free and open technology over the next few years?
We need an entire alternative ecosystem -- I worry that we're winning the battle (to create functional equivalents of proprietary software) while losing a war over the basic control of the hardware we use. We're heading into a CryptoWar II epoch -- where surveillance is moving out of the networks and into our edge devices -- which means that we need to think differently about everything from how to maintain our privacy to how we fundamentally communicate. The core fault line is over the locus of control over new technologies -- either it resides with us (the end users) or we're simply serfs in a 21st Century Digital Feudalism. It is a very stark, and very real, battle.

What is distinctive and important about FOSS? And about KDE?
FOSS, as exemplified by KDE, is about placing control in the hands of its users. We are heading into an era that will be exemplified by an "Internet of Things" that surveille, intrude, and control our private lives in ways we currently think unimaginable. Within that near-future, FOSS and KDE are liberatory opportunities -- the potential to develop a different societal trajectory for the future of a computer-mediated world.

Torvalds or Stallman?
I'll definitely take a cranky old bastard who's continuing to push the envelope over a game-changing developer (no matter how talented). To me, Stallman exemplifies the never-ending quest to liberate society writ large -- it's not enough to rest on our laurels or declare things "good enough" -- until everyone is fully liberated from Digital Feudalism, visionaries like Richard Stallman provide leadership and guidance on where we should focus our next efforts.

Akademy 2014 Brno

For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest FOSS communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, propose and consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the following year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work to bring those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, or looking to begin using it.

If you are someone who wants to make a difference with technology, Akademy 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic is the place to be.

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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): El libro de KDE Frameworks 5

Planet KDE Español - Sáb, 08/23/2014 - 05:10

Uno de los resultados del gran Sprint de Randa 2014 ha sido la elaboración de un manual, el libro de KDE Frameworks 5,  para que los programadores puedan aprender y desarrollar aplicaciones para KDE Frameworks 5. Conozocamos un poco más de su breve pero intensa existencia.    El libro de KDE Frameworks 5 Es muy curioso ir [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Lanzado KDE Software Compilation 4.14

Planet KDE Español - Jue, 08/21/2014 - 19:01

El pasado 20 de agosto fue lanzado KDE Software Compilation 4.14,  una nueva actualización del magnífico conjunto de aplicaciones de la Comunidad KDE. Veamos sus novedades.  Lanzado KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Antes de comentar los aspectos técnicos hemos de comentar un tema muy humano, ya que este lanzamiento está dedicado a la memoria de Volker [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): ownCloud Contributor Conference

Planet KDE Español - Jue, 08/21/2014 - 05:10

Del 26 al 31 de agosto se va a celebrar en la ciudad alemana de Berlín el evento de los simpatizantes de ownCloud, su Contributor Conference, la oportunidad anual para conocer a conciencia los progresos y el futuro de esta magnífica aplicaciones para servidores que pone las nube a tus pies.   ownCloud Contributor Conference [&hellip

LaKademy 2014 - KDE Latin America Summit

KDE News - Mié, 08/20/2014 - 16:16

Two years have passed since the reality of the first Latin American meeting of KDE contributors in 2012 in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Now we are proud to announce that the second LaKademy will be held August 27th to 30th in São Paulo, Brazil, at one of the most important and prestigious universities in the world—the University of São Paulo.

In this LaKademy we intend to do something different than what we did in 2012. It's not going to be just an event to bring together KDE contributors in Latin America, who will dedicate time and passion in hacking sessions. This time we be in touch with the KDE user community and attract possible future KDE contributors. Thus, we prepared some activities such as talks and short courses for the public that will be taught by KDE members.

The event will be four days long. Its program reflects the diverse fields of KDE: there will be talks on systems administration, development with Qt (the programming library that forms the foundation under most KDE software), KDE and Qt software on Android, artwork and more. Specific technical sessions will be dedicated to topics such as developing educational software, networks, translation and software internationalization. The event will also include cultural activities, such as the Konvescote at the hackerspace Garoa.

The LaKademy 2014 website has more information about the program, directions to the venue and registration instructions.

Put LaKademy on your calendar and come join KDE community!

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Release 4.14 - KDE Applications get better and better

KDE News - Mié, 08/20/2014 - 15:26

The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5. This 4.14 release is dedicated to long time KDE contributor Volker Lanz who passed away last April. The full announcement has more information and details.

KDE Applications

In the past, KDE has jointly released the three major divisions of KDE software—Plasma Workspaces, KDE Development Platform and KDE Applications. The KDE Development Platform is being reworked into KDE Frameworks. The monolithic libraries that comprise the Development Platform are becoming independent, cross platform modules (KDE Frameworks 5) that will be readily available to all Qt developers. Plasma Workspaces is being moving to a new technology foundation based on Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5. With the 3 major KDE software components moving at different paces, their release schedules are now separated. For the most part, KDE's 4.14 release involves KDE Applications.

Development Platform/KDE Frameworks 5

The modular Frameworks structure will have widespread benefits for KDE software. In addition, Frameworks is a substantial contribution to the Qt ecosystem by making KDE technology available to all Qt developers.

Plasma Workspaces

Plasma 5 was recently released after 3 years of work; it is on its own release schedule with feature releases every three months and bugfix releases in the intervening months. The Plasma team has built a solid foundation that will support Plasma Workspaces for many years.

KDE Applications

Release 4.14 is not about lots of "new and improved stuff". Many KDE developers are focused on the Next Experience (Plasma 5) or porting to KDE Frameworks (based on Qt5). Mostly, the 4.14 release is needed by aspects of our workflow (such as translations). This release offers more software stability, with little emphasis on new and less-proven stuff. People who want the latest and greatest KDE software may want to experiment with the Plasma 5 Workspace.

There are over 200 actively maintained KDE applications. Many of them are listed in the KDE userbase. Wikipedia also has another list of KDE applications.

Most previous releases had highlights of new features and prominent applications. This gave some people the impression that KDE developers favored new-and-shiny over quality, which is not true. So, for this announcement of the 4.14 release, developers were asked for details—small, incremental improvements and bugfixes that might not even be noticeable to most users. These are the kinds of tasks that most developers work on, the kinds of tasks that allow beginners to make meaningful, mostly invisible contributions. The announcement has examples of the kinds of improvements that KDE developers have made in this release.

Thank you to all KDE developers working on behalf of people all over the world.

Spread the Word

Non-technical contributors are an important part of KDE’s success. While proprietary software companies have huge advertising budgets for new software releases, KDE depends on people talking with other people. Even for those who are not software developers, there are many ways to support the 4.13 releases. Report bugs. Encourage others to join the KDE Community. Or support the nonprofit organization behind the KDE community.

Please spread the word on the Social Web. Submit stories to news sites, use channels like delicious, digg, reddit, and twitter. Upload screenshots of your new set-up to services like Facebook, Flickr, ipernity and Picasa, and post them to appropriate groups. Create screencasts and upload them to YouTube,, and Vimeo. Please tag posts and uploaded materials with "KDE". This makes them easy to find, and gives the KDE Promo Team a way to analyze coverage for the 4.14 release.

Follow what is happening on the social web at the KDE live feed, This site aggregates real-time activity from Twitter, YouTube, flickr, PicasaWeb, blogs, and other social networking sites.

Learning more and getting started

Find more details and download links in the announcement on the KDE website.

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