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Plasma Media Center 1.3 Available

KDE News - Lun, 06/23/2014 - 14:05

Plasma Media Center 1.2 was released as a Christmas gift. Now, we bring to you Plasma Media Center 1.3! As always, we have made sure to make it easier to enjoy your favorite videos, music and photos - both from your collection as well as online sources. A big focus has been performance improvements when showing you the media on your computer as well as general polish for the UI.


Plasma Media Center in action What is new?
  • Support for fetching media from Baloo
    Plasma Media Center now supports fetching your media collection from the new KDE Semantic Search - Baloo.
    This means your media library loads faster than ever. However, PMC continues to support Nepomuk if you have KDE libraries installed.
  • MPRIS support
    This lets you use any sort of controller that supports MPRIS to control PMC - this ranges from taskbar previews, Now Playing plasmoid and many more!
  • (Experimental) support for a simple filesystem based media scanner
    For when you don't have Nepomuk or Baloo installed
  • More details in All Music mode
    We now show more details about media in the All Music mode, like artist, album and duration.
  • Improved GStreamer compatibility
    A conflict between GStreamer0.10 and GStreamer1.0 in some distros will no longer break playback (Launchpad Bug)
  • We now have tests for the PMC core libs
    This will lead to less bugs in the future!
  • Numerous bug fixes and UI polish

MPRIS support allows deep desktop integration Installing PMC 1.3

Here is the source tarball link.

Follow instructions here to install Plasma Media Center on your machine from source. For binary packages, check with your distro if they have. If you're a packager (or know someone who is), we will be glad to help if you have any questions.

Learning more and contributing

To know more about Plasma Media Center, check out the wiki. If you want to contribute, this will get you started.

Bugs

Found any bug in PMC or want to have your favourite feature included in future release? File a bug!

Coming up

While this release was more focused on switching desktop search and UI polish, we have some exciting features lined up for the next release. These include:

  • Plasma Media Center for Plasma Next - your Plasma desktop will magically transform into a Media Center (current status)
  • DVB support (i.e you can watch TV in PMC if you have DVB at your home) (current status)
  • Voice recognition support - so you say it, we play it! (current status)
  • And some more surprises ;).

Thanks to all the developers, testers and people for useful feedback on improving Plasma Media Center. And of course a thanks to all our users: we hope you enjoy the new release!

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Plasma Media Center 1.3 Available

KDE News - Lun, 06/23/2014 - 14:05

Plasma Media Center 1.2 was released as a Christmas gift. Now, we bring to you Plasma Media Center 1.3! As always, we have made sure to make it easier to enjoy your favorite videos, music and photos - both from your collection as well as online sources. A big focus has been performance improvements when showing you the media on your computer as well as general polish for the UI.


Plasma Media Center in action What is new?
  • Support for fetching media from Baloo
    Plasma Media Center now supports fetching your media collection from the new KDE Semantic Search - Baloo.
    This means your media library loads faster than ever. However, PMC continues to support Nepomuk if you have KDE libraries installed.
  • MPRIS support
    This lets you use any sort of controller that supports MPRIS to control PMC - this ranges from taskbar previews, Now Playing plasmoid and many more!
  • (Experimental) support for a simple filesystem based media scanner
    For when you don't have Nepomuk or Baloo installed
  • More details in All Music mode
    We now show more details about media in the All Music mode, like artist, album and duration.
  • Improved GStreamer compatibility
    A conflict between GStreamer0.10 and GStreamer1.0 in some distros will no longer break playback (Launchpad Bug)
  • We now have tests for the PMC core libs
    This will lead to less bugs in the future!
  • Numerous bug fixes and UI polish

MPRIS support allows deep desktop integration Installing PMC 1.3

Here is the source tarball link.

Follow instructions here to install Plasma Media Center on your machine from source. For binary packages, check with your distro if they have. If you're a packager (or know someone who is), we will be glad to help if you have any questions.

Learning more and contributing

To know more about Plasma Media Center, check out the wiki. If you want to contribute, this will get you started.

Bugs

Found any bug in PMC or want to have your favourite feature included in future release? File a bug!

Coming up

While this release was more focused on switching desktop search and UI polish, we have some exciting features lined up for the next release. These include:

  • Plasma Media Center for Plasma Next - your Plasma desktop will magically transform into a Media Center (current status)
  • DVB support (i.e you can watch TV in PMC if you have DVB at your home) (current status)
  • Voice recognition support - so you say it, we play it! (current status)
  • And some more surprises ;).

Thanks to all the developers, testers and people for useful feedback on improving Plasma Media Center. And of course a thanks to all our users: we hope you enjoy the new release!

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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Vídeo de Plasma Next, el futuro de KDE

Planet KDE Español - Lun, 06/23/2014 - 11:36

Llevamos mucho tiempo en el blog hablando de Plasma Next, el futuro de KDE que promete seguir avanzando en el desarrollo del escritorio libre más completo del mercado. Hoy tengo el gusto de mostraros un pequeño vídeo con algunas de sus funcionalidades. Vídeo de Plasma Next, el futuro de KDE El vídeo está realizado por [&hellip

People of KDE is back

KDE News - Lun, 06/23/2014 - 07:32

As Michael Bohlender (known to some e.g. for his GSoC project about Kmail Active last year) needed to do some interviews for his anthropology course at the university he decided to reactive the People behind KDE series or, as they are now named, the People of KDE series.

In the first episode (as computer scientists call it: Episode 0) he had a video chat with Mario Fux, best known for the organization of the Randa Meetings. Watch this 30 minutes episode to get more information about what Mario does in KDE, about the history of the Randa Meetings and why it is well worth to support them.


GCompris

After the test run Michael had another video chat with Bruno Coudoin this week. Bruno is best known for his work on GCompris a great educational application for kids between 2 and 10 years old (and older ones ;-). Some months ago he decided to rewrite his application and chose Qt Quick as the technology to reach out to other platforms like Android and Co. As Bruno and his team need to rewrite more than 140 activities this will need some dedicated hacking time and they will participate in the Randa Meeting this August. You can take a look of the current state of porting GCompris from GTK to Qt in this video.

A big thank you to Michael for his interviews, we are looking forward for more episodes of People of KDE!

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People of KDE is back

KDE News - Lun, 06/23/2014 - 07:32

As Michael Bohlender (known to some e.g. for his GSoC project about Kmail Active last year) needed to do some interviews for his anthropology course at the university he decided to reactive the People behind KDE series or, as they are now named, the People of KDE series.

In the first episode (as computer scientists call it: Episode 0) he had a video chat with Mario Fux, best known for the organization of the Randa Meetings. Watch this 30 minutes episode to get more information about what Mario does in KDE, about the history of the Randa Meetings and why it is well worth to support them.


GCompris

After the test run Michael had another video chat with Bruno Coudoin this week. Bruno is best known for his work on GCompris a great educational application for kids between 2 and 10 years old (and older ones ;-). Some months ago he decided to rewrite his application and chose Qt Quick as the technology to reach out to other platforms like Android and Co. As Bruno and his team need to rewrite more than 140 activities this will need some dedicated hacking time and they will participate in the Randa Meeting this August. You can take a look of the current state of porting GCompris from GTK to Qt in this video.

A big thank you to Michael for his interviews, we are looking forward for more episodes of People of KDE!

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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Prueba Plasma Next con Neon 5 Live

Planet KDE Español - Dom, 06/22/2014 - 05:10

Para los impacientes que quieran probar el futuro Plasma Next sin instalarlo en su equipo existe una solución  muy sencilla: utilizar Neon 5 Live. ¿Qué es el Proyecto Neon? Desde hace un tiempo podías poner en tu Kubuntu una versión del futuro KDE, es decir KDE Frameworks 5 y Plasma Workspaces 2. Esto era debido [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Disponible KDE 4.13.2 para Kubuntu

Planet KDE Español - Sáb, 06/21/2014 - 10:38

Hace unos días el equipo de desarrollo de la Comunidad KDE lanzó KDE 4.13.2, la segunda actualización de la rama KDE 4.13. Tras el prudencial tiempo de pruebas  y actualizaciones el equipo de Kubuntu se complace en anunciar que ya está disponible KDE 4.13.2 para Kubuntu. ¿Qué hay de nuevo en KDE 4.13? Lo cierto [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Disponible KaOS 2014.06, más bello y funcional

Planet KDE Español - Vie, 06/20/2014 - 05:10

Llegamos a la mitad del año y KaOs nos ofrece una nueva versión de su distribución, una excelente oportunidad para subirse al carro de esta particular distribución GNU/Linux. ¿Qué es KaOS? Describir KaOS es relativamente sencillo. Se trata de una distribución rolling release desarrollada por Anke Boersma,que tiene como finalidad sacar el máximo provecho a [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Sigram el cliente de Telegram Qt para Linux

Planet KDE Español - Jue, 06/19/2014 - 11:27

Hace un tiempo os presenté Telegram, la alternativa libre de Whatsapp que prometía romper el dominio de la aplicación privativa. Después del boom inicial su fama pareció desvanecerse, pero nada más lejos de la realidad. Dado que Telegram es un proyecto libre, poco a poco se van conociendo proyectos alrededor de él. La mayor parte [&hellip

KDE e.V. Quarterly Report for Q4 2013

KDE News - Jue, 06/19/2014 - 06:01

The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report for the fourth quarter of 2013 features a brief note of all the activities and events carried out, supported and funded by KDE e.V in this span of time, as well as a short overview of the major events, conferences and mentoring programs. !ll of this in one document that you should not miss out on to know about almost everything that has been KDE in those four months!

Contents

The featured article covers all the students of GSoC 2013 with personal quotes and a first-hand note of their experiences and time and an overview of each student's project and contributions followed by another article covering the young participants of Google Code-in and the massive feats that school children achieve in such a short span of time. KDE has been involved with such mentoring programs since quite a while now but the enthusiasm, productivity and talent in the youth is something which still doesn't cease to surprise and awe the community members; same goes for all the participants who make KDE an integral part of their lives through such associations.

Another must read is the synopsis of the member activities around the globe - the Qt Developer Days in both Europe and US organized by John Layt and Carl Symons with Dario Freddi; respectively; the KDE EDU Sprint in October - which brought to light, discussion and loads of work - important issues such as KDE Frameworks 5/Qt Migration, math and language learning applications and many more such areas of focus. The KDEPIM Sprint in November has been covered in a fun and witty manner by Kevin Krammer and it is an article surely not to be missed in the report. A brief of the community events in France, primarily Akademy-fr in Toulouse and the occurrences at the event have been covered in another article.

For all those with a stronger affinity for numbers than letters; the finances for KDE e.V. for 2013 have been mentioned at the end.

The entire report can be found here.

Now since everything that was exciting for 2013 has been noted by you, a glimpse of what's in store for 2014 can be obtained here. The Randa Meetings 2014 is scheduled soon, 9th to 15th of August to be precise. We could strongly use your support in its organization.

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KDE e.V. Quarterly Report for Q4 2013

KDE News - Jue, 06/19/2014 - 06:01

The KDE e.V. Quarterly Report for the fourth quarter of 2013 features a brief note of all the activities and events carried out, supported and funded by KDE e.V in this span of time, as well as a short overview of the major events, conferences and mentoring programs. !ll of this in one document that you should not miss out on to know about almost everything that has been KDE in those four months!

Contents

The featured article covers all the students of GSoC 2013 with personal quotes and a first-hand note of their experiences and time and an overview of each student's project and contributions followed by another article covering the young participants of Google Code-in and the massive feats that school children achieve in such a short span of time. KDE has been involved with such mentoring programs since quite a while now but the enthusiasm, productivity and talent in the youth is something which still doesn't cease to surprise and awe the community members; same goes for all the participants who make KDE an integral part of their lives through such associations.

Another must read is the synopsis of the member activities around the globe - the Qt Developer Days in both Europe and US organized by John Layt and Carl Symons with Dario Freddi; respectively; the KDE EDU Sprint in October - which brought to light, discussion and loads of work - important issues such as KDE Frameworks 5/Qt Migration, math and language learning applications and many more such areas of focus. The KDEPIM Sprint in November has been covered in a fun and witty manner by Kevin Krammer and it is an article surely not to be missed in the report. A brief of the community events in France, primarily Akademy-fr in Toulouse and the occurrences at the event have been covered in another article.

For all those with a stronger affinity for numbers than letters; the finances for KDE e.V. for 2013 have been mentioned at the end.

The entire report can be found here.

Now since everything that was exciting for 2013 has been noted by you, a glimpse of what's in store for 2014 can be obtained here. The Randa Meetings 2014 is scheduled soon, 9th to 15th of August to be precise. We could strongly use your support in its organization.

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Agustín Benito Bethencourt: Abriendo puertas

Planet KDE Español - Jue, 06/19/2014 - 02:00
En un artículo anterior escribía acerca del fin de un ciclo personal y profesional para mi. Hoy escribo sobre la nueva aventura en la que me he embarcado.

Hace unos días me trasladé a Cambridge, la original y, a partir de ahora, la auténtica. :-) Me ha traído una nueva aventura profesional. Linaro ha tenido la gentileza de darme una oportunidad imposible de rechazar, como Director of Core Development. En próximos artículos comentaré en qué consiste.

Linaro es una organización sin ánimo de lucro creada por una serie de multinacionales con el objetivo inicial de convertir ARM en un ciudadano de primera clase dentro del Kernel Linux. Cuatro años despues de su fundación, el éxito de la organización en su misión original es claro (actualmente es el tercer contribuidor al kernel). Se trata ahora de alcanzar nuevos retos, además de insistir en los anteriores.

Así que tras una etapa en Nuremberg, capital mundial de la cerveza, y una corta estancia en Praga, una ciudad fantástica, inicio otro capítulo en un nuevo Reino. Agustin Benito Bethencourt (toscalix). Profesional del Software Libre, miembro de KDE España y KDE e.V.

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Mi Konqui Amigurumi adaptado para niños

Planet KDE Español - Mié, 06/18/2014 - 16:09

Entrada corta y concisa. Hace unos días recibí en mi caso un encargo muy especial, mi Konqui Amigurumi, el peluche de KDE creado por la empresa la Fábrica de Miritich.   Mi Konqui Amigurumi El hecho de que los Konquis Amigurimi, lospeluches KDE esten realizados a mano hace posible que se puedan realizar encargos personalizados y [&hellip

Randa Meetings Interview Two: Sanjiban Bairagya

KDE News - Mié, 06/18/2014 - 10:50

Sanjiban Bairagya

First and foremost we would like to thank everybody that already supported the Randa Meetings fundraising. We have reached almost 1/3 of the our goal. Please help more and spread the word. If we reach our goal we can have an even more stable Kdenlive, more applications ported to KDE Frameworks 5, further progress on Phonon, a look at Amarok 3, even better KDE educational applications, a finished port of GCompris to Qt and KDE technologies, an updated KDE Book, more work on Gluon and a new and amazing KDE SDK!

Here we are in conversation with Sanjiban Bairagya, a current Google Summer of Code 2014 intern who is working on Marble for KDE and is one of the younger, fresher, newer lots at KDE and has quite a bit to offer in terms of enthusiasm and brilliant ideas as well as zeal!

Could you describe yourself in a few lines and tell us where you're from?

I'm a B.Tech student of Information Technology studying in the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India. I am a FOSS enthusiast and have been contributing to KDE since April of last year, and have been selected for Google Summer of Code this year. I am currently working on implementing interactive tours in Marble, with Dennis Nienhüser and Torsten Rahn as my mentors.

How did you first chance upon KDE? Could you describe your journey in short?

KDE is seen very importantly in the university I study in. Some of my seniors before me have been working on KDE for a long time, and the juniors were told were told by them (I was a junior once) about the friendly and helpful nature of the community. So I also thought of giving it a shot and I started my "research" on KDE. I found it to be a really cool desktop environment to work in. After a few months of playing around, I came across this list of junior jobs in bugs.kde.org, so i started scrolling through them and wanted somehow to contribute to Marble since that was one software I did use regularly. And so I did. I just started solving bugs, one after the other. Then applied for GSoC this year, and got selected. Ah, just to mention, a few months before GSoC, we (me and a couple of more guys) even held a talk in our college, specifically about KDE. I spoke about Marble. Vedant spoke about Amarok, etc. Anyways, that's it. That's my "journey" (which is still ongoing) in KDE.

Why is KDE so special to you?

KDE is actually the most special thing to me. It gave me something nothing else could: a job related with real world software, with real world actual core developers. Plus, this global acknowledgement is simply amazing. In fact, I think that the single-most significant best thing which has happened to me at university was finding KDE. As I say to myself, "KDE gave me wings". I am just proud to be a member of a community so rich with knowledge, that I find myself kind of privileged to be in it.

When did you first hear about the meeting in Randa and why do you wish to be a part of it?

I was going through a conversation in #marble, where Mario had mentioned the term Randa to Dennis, asking him whether he will be going to it or not, so I asked Dennis whether this Randa thing was related to KDE in some way or not. And he said yes, and gave me the link, so that's how I got to know about it. I want to participate in it, firstly because Dennis is going there and I would love to meet him in person, and secondly, because I will be able to sit down and code away all day with so many more brilliant developers. Plus, I also heard (and I was going through the previous years' pics as well) that the folks have pretty good fun over there. So that is also one of the reasons. Mainly I want to go there for the experiences and the new things I will learn. I also have a few goals/points related to Marble as well, which I want to finish while I am there.

Which specific area of KDE applications do you contribute to? Could you describe it in short?

I contribute to an application under KDE Edu, called Marble. It is a virtual globe, with which you can view the planet Earth (and moon as well) in a humongously different number of ways, with different map themes, routes and directions, tracks, satellite maps, weather maps, temperature maps, precipitation maps and even historical maps. Whatever you need when it comes to maps is there.


Marble is a virtual globe and world atlas — your swiss army knife for maps.

What is your specific role in the particular group of KDE Applications that you are a part of and how long have you been working?

My role is just writing code like every other Marble developer out there. Right now I am working on my GSoC project. And I have been working on Marble since April, 2013.

Have you got anything in particular planned for Randa?

Yes, I will be working on Map theme tours on Marble (taking tours on different themes on Marble), implementing Gpsies services to Marble, and I am also planning on working on the QML or mobile part of Marble as well while in Randa.

What will you be looking forward to the most in the Randa Sprint? Any expectations or hopes of what it will be like?

I am looking forward to having a great time there in Randa, making new friends, meeting new people, and just keep learning more and more.

What does KDE mean to you and what role has it played in shaping you as a contributor/developer?

KDE means everything to me. It is the only thing which I have been this serious about. It sharpened my skills of object oriented programming, from A to Z. All thanks goes to none other than my mentor Dennis Nienhüser who has been patient enough to guide me thoroughly in this journey. All my contributions to KDE that I have been able to make so far, I owe to him. And I am very sure all the others in KDE are also as helpful as him.

Why do you think Meetings such as Randa are very important for KDE and for open source communities around the globe?

Meetings such as these, in my opinion, are very important, because these are the events, in which top developers get to discuss their ideas face to face, and come up with great plans, and then execute them. And all this happens within one week, which is really amazing. These meetings are very important for having a lot of progress, in a short duration of time.

Why do you think supporting them is of importance and how has the support helped you as a KDE developer and an open source contributor?

It is very important, since open source contributions should be increased more and more, so that people with ideas and skills, can get them executed, for free.

Could you briefly describe a rough outline of what you'd imagine your typical day in Randa this time around to be?

My typical day in Randa I would imagine, would start with some good food and then some coding, and then having some fun and hanging around. But, seriously, I don't even have the slightest idea. Which is what I am going to find out there.

Is this your first time to Switzerland? Are you excited about being in another country?

Not even Switzerland, this is actually the first time I am going to any country outside of India. In fact, it is only after knowing about Randa, that I applied for a passport. I am tremendously excited about this trip. I am pretty sure, that it's gonna be a hell of a bumpy ride. So, see you all in Randa then!

Thanks a lot, Sanjiban, for your time for the interview and dedication to Marble and the KDE community.

Please support us in the organization of the Randa Meetings 2014.

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Randa Meetings Interview Two: Sanjiban Bairagya

KDE News - Mié, 06/18/2014 - 10:50

Sanjiban Bairagya

First and foremost we would like to thank everybody that already supported the Randa Meetings fundraising. We have reached almost 1/3 of the our goal. Please help more and spread the word. If we reach our goal we can have an even more stable Kdenlive, more applications ported to KDE Frameworks 5, further progress on Phonon, a look at Amarok 3, even better KDE educational applications, a finished port of GCompris to Qt and KDE technologies, an updated KDE Book, more work on Gluon and a new and amazing KDE SDK!

Here we are in conversation with Sanjiban Bairagya, a current Google Summer of Code 2014 intern who is working on Marble for KDE and is one of the younger, fresher, newer lots at KDE and has quite a bit to offer in terms of enthusiasm and brilliant ideas as well as zeal!

Could you describe yourself in a few lines and tell us where you're from?

I'm a B.Tech student of Information Technology studying in the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India. I am a FOSS enthusiast and have been contributing to KDE since April of last year, and have been selected for Google Summer of Code this year. I am currently working on implementing interactive tours in Marble, with Dennis Nienhüser and Torsten Rahn as my mentors.

How did you first chance upon KDE? Could you describe your journey in short?

KDE is seen very importantly in the university I study in. Some of my seniors before me have been working on KDE for a long time, and the juniors were told were told by them (I was a junior once) about the friendly and helpful nature of the community. So I also thought of giving it a shot and I started my "research" on KDE. I found it to be a really cool desktop environment to work in. After a few months of playing around, I came across this list of junior jobs in bugs.kde.org, so i started scrolling through them and wanted somehow to contribute to Marble since that was one software I did use regularly. And so I did. I just started solving bugs, one after the other. Then applied for GSoC this year, and got selected. Ah, just to mention, a few months before GSoC, we (me and a couple of more guys) even held a talk in our college, specifically about KDE. I spoke about Marble. Vedant spoke about Amarok, etc. Anyways, that's it. That's my "journey" (which is still ongoing) in KDE.

Why is KDE so special to you?

KDE is actually the most special thing to me. It gave me something nothing else could: a job related with real world software, with real world actual core developers. Plus, this global acknowledgement is simply amazing. In fact, I think that the single-most significant best thing which has happened to me at university was finding KDE. As I say to myself, "KDE gave me wings". I am just proud to be a member of a community so rich with knowledge, that I find myself kind of privileged to be in it.

When did you first hear about the meeting in Randa and why do you wish to be a part of it?

I was going through a conversation in #marble, where Mario had mentioned the term Randa to Dennis, asking him whether he will be going to it or not, so I asked Dennis whether this Randa thing was related to KDE in some way or not. And he said yes, and gave me the link, so that's how I got to know about it. I want to participate in it, firstly because Dennis is going there and I would love to meet him in person, and secondly, because I will be able to sit down and code away all day with so many more brilliant developers. Plus, I also heard (and I was going through the previous years' pics as well) that the folks have pretty good fun over there. So that is also one of the reasons. Mainly I want to go there for the experiences and the new things I will learn. I also have a few goals/points related to Marble as well, which I want to finish while I am there.

Which specific area of KDE applications do you contribute to? Could you describe it in short?

I contribute to an application under KDE Edu, called Marble. It is a virtual globe, with which you can view the planet Earth (and moon as well) in a humongously different number of ways, with different map themes, routes and directions, tracks, satellite maps, weather maps, temperature maps, precipitation maps and even historical maps. Whatever you need when it comes to maps is there.


Marble is a virtual globe and world atlas — your swiss army knife for maps.

What is your specific role in the particular group of KDE Applications that you are a part of and how long have you been working?

My role is just writing code like every other Marble developer out there. Right now I am working on my GSoC project. And I have been working on Marble since April, 2013.

Have you got anything in particular planned for Randa?

Yes, I will be working on Map theme tours on Marble (taking tours on different themes on Marble), implementing Gpsies services to Marble, and I am also planning on working on the QML or mobile part of Marble as well while in Randa.

What will you be looking forward to the most in the Randa Sprint? Any expectations or hopes of what it will be like?

I am looking forward to having a great time there in Randa, making new friends, meeting new people, and just keep learning more and more.

What does KDE mean to you and what role has it played in shaping you as a contributor/developer?

KDE means everything to me. It is the only thing which I have been this serious about. It sharpened my skills of object oriented programming, from A to Z. All thanks goes to none other than my mentor Dennis Nienhüser who has been patient enough to guide me thoroughly in this journey. All my contributions to KDE that I have been able to make so far, I owe to him. And I am very sure all the others in KDE are also as helpful as him.

Why do you think Meetings such as Randa are very important for KDE and for open source communities around the globe?

Meetings such as these, in my opinion, are very important, because these are the events, in which top developers get to discuss their ideas face to face, and come up with great plans, and then execute them. And all this happens within one week, which is really amazing. These meetings are very important for having a lot of progress, in a short duration of time.

Why do you think supporting them is of importance and how has the support helped you as a KDE developer and an open source contributor?

It is very important, since open source contributions should be increased more and more, so that people with ideas and skills, can get them executed, for free.

Could you briefly describe a rough outline of what you'd imagine your typical day in Randa this time around to be?

My typical day in Randa I would imagine, would start with some good food and then some coding, and then having some fun and hanging around. But, seriously, I don't even have the slightest idea. Which is what I am going to find out there.

Is this your first time to Switzerland? Are you excited about being in another country?

Not even Switzerland, this is actually the first time I am going to any country outside of India. In fact, it is only after knowing about Randa, that I applied for a passport. I am tremendously excited about this trip. I am pretty sure, that it's gonna be a hell of a bumpy ride. So, see you all in Randa then!

Thanks a lot, Sanjiban, for your time for the interview and dedication to Marble and the KDE community.

Please support us in the organization of the Randa Meetings 2014.

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KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Recaudaciones de fondos para proyectos KDE

Planet KDE Español - Mar, 06/17/2014 - 16:36

Hace un tiempo realicé un artículo titulado “15 formas de colaborar KDE (y el Software Libre en general)” en el que relataba justamente eso, diversas formas de ayudar al proyecto KDE sabiendo programar o no. La última de todas se centraba en la que ocupa menos tiempo pero es las más costosa económicamente hablando: realizar [&hellip

KDE Blog (Baltasar Ortega): Lanzado Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE RC

Planet KDE Español - Lun, 06/16/2014 - 05:10

Una de las distribuciones que viene pegando fuerte en el ámbito de los usuarios es Linux Mint. Recientemente fue lanzado Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE RC, es decir, la versión candidata definitiva de Linux Mint 17 en su versión escritorio KDE. ¿Quieres saber algo más de ella? Lanzado Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE RC De esta [&hellip

KDE Commit-Digest for 4th May 2014

KDE News - Dom, 06/15/2014 - 12:46

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDE-PIM sees huge performance improvement for POP3 users with large maildirs
  • KAddressbook adds a category filter
  • Krita implements support for more types of palettes
  • Also in Calligra, Docx export filter has partial support for comments
  • Digikam sees work on better support of multicore CPUs with important performance improvements
  • Bluedevil has an initial port to KF5.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

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KDE Commit-Digest for 4th May 2014

KDE News - Dom, 06/15/2014 - 12:46

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • KDE-PIM sees huge performance improvement for POP3 users with large maildirs
  • KAddressbook adds a category filter
  • Krita implements support for more types of palettes
  • Also in Calligra, Docx export filter has partial support for comments
  • Digikam sees work on better support of multicore CPUs with important performance improvements
  • Bluedevil has an initial port to KF5.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

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KDE Commit-Digest for 27th April 2014

KDE News - Dom, 06/15/2014 - 12:44

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Umbrello adds find text in tree view, current diagram and all diagrams feature
  • KDE Telepathy can share images over common image sharing networks
  • Sflphone-kde adds security evaluation framework with GUI
  • Punctuation data is accessible to Jovie
  • Initial import of Application Menu aka (Homerun) Kicker
  • In IMAP-Resource, refactoring of retrieveitemstask introduces multiple improvements
  • Kexi is on the way to Qt5: Forms ported to Qt4's scroll area.

Read the rest of the Digest here.

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