KDE Plasma 5.7.4 released with more bugfixes

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.4, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5. The bugfixes includes Fixed dragging items bug in Kickoff, Mouse settings being applied in kdelibs4 applications, Improved handling of screen CRTC information and many more below. KDE Plasma 5.7.4 Changelog Breeze: Remove redundant includes Discover: [Notifier] Use “update-high” for security updates kactivitymanagerd: All config updates have the same importance Even in kiosk mode, we need to be able to create at least one activity Plasma Addons: [Show Desktop applet] Fix showing desktop through applet keyboard shortcut KScreen: [kcm] decrease snapping area KWin: Ensure to directly delete old Shadow on update Select also raw button press/release in XInput2 based polling [wayland] Ensure that pointer enter event carries the correct coordinates [autotest/intergration] Wait for pointer enter before simulating button press libkscreen: Xrandr-crtc: clear outputs in update() Update CRTCs before enabling an output Plasma Desktop: [Kicker Dash] Use ComplementaryColorGroup for icon tinting [kcm_mouse] Sync KDE4 config after writing the KF5 settings, not before [Pager] Hide minimized windows [Task Manager ToolTipDelegate] Silence warning on startup [Kickoff] Fix start row for drag not always being correct [Kickoff] Fix being unable to reorder entries in favorites menu after scrolling down Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Revert “Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Use a Timer to switch on hover event handling and do the initial geo export Fix ReferenceError on external drag hover with !

KDE Plasma 5.7.3, a bugfix release

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.3, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5. The bugfixes includes important updates: Fixed first time initialization; Speed up loading KCM with FileDialog lazy loading; Don’t try to load layout before kactivitymanagerd starts. KDE Plasma 5.7.3 Changelog Fix launching new instance by Shift+LeftMouse Handle restart of Compositor Scene correctly for Wayland client Speed up loading KCM with FileDialog lazy loading [Kicker] Disable PackageKit integration (aka “Uninstall app”) context menu entry Remove dead code Anchors in a layout item is always wrong Workaround searching lockup Fix data validation when creating new pppoe connections Fix crash when activating VPN connection Update security type from wireless network when merging with connection Fix memory leak Fix typo in UserManager model roles Fallback to asking the license to the package manager Disable changelogs while updating Let PresentUpdatesPage decide when to request the changelog Make sure we clean up resources properly on pk backend Don’t fetch the changelogs before setting the resources Make sure we’ll get Discover if present Fix changes of the filter pattern not being applied immediately Loop trough screens only once Don’t activate it on release events when a drag was started prior to it Fixed tabwidget size calculation from contents Always load about-distro in ctor.

KDE Plasma 5.7.1 released

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.7.1, a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.7.1. Plasma 5.7 was released in July with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a week’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. Highlights of KDE Plasma 5.7.1 Fix shadow rendering calculations. Fixes ‘Krunner has broken shadow / corners’ Make the systray work with scripting shell again.

Manjaro Drops KDE 4 for good, Switches to Plasma 5.5

The developers of the Manjaro Linux operating system recently announced the general availability of Manjaro 15.12 (Capella) Update 2015-12-13, which is in testing phase. A notable update in this release is that Manjaro will drop support for KDE 4 for good and switch over to Plasma 5.5. According to Philip Müller: This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc.

KDE Plasma 5.5 released with Updated Breeze Plasma Theme, Wayland Session, New Default Font

The KDE team recently announced the release of a feature update to its desktop software, KDE Plasma 5.5. This latest release comes with a hots of updates, bug fixes and features. With Plasma 5.5 a basic Wayland session is provided; The default font has switched to Noto a beautiful and free font which aims to support all languages with a harmonious look and feel. Highlights of KDE Plasma 5.5 Updated Breeze Plasma Theme The Breeze Plasma widget theme has been updated to make it more consistent.

ClamTK 5.20 Clam Antivirus released

ClamTk 5.20 Clam Antivirus recently released, is an open source desktop application that provides users with a graphical user interface for Clam AntiVirus virus scanner application that runs on Linux-based operating systems. ClamTk uses Perl and Gtk libraries and it’s designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems. It has been ported to Fedora, Debian, RedHat, openSUSE, ALT Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Gentoo, Archlinux, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Frugalware, FreeBSD, and others ClamTk 5.

KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 released with Lots of Plasma Improvements

KDE team recently announced that KDE Frameworks 5.16.0 toolkit has been updated with numerous changes for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, which appears to be the last maintenance release in the KDE Plasma 5.4 series. “KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.16.0. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms.

Kubuntu 15.10 HD Screenshots

Kubuntu 15.10 which had been released a while now, is a linux distribution based on ubuntu 15.10 and it comes with the latest version of KDE Plasma 5.4.2 as default desktop environment. As ubuntu 15.10, Kubuntu 15.10 used linux kernel 4.2, it ships with KDE applications 15.04 that containing all your favorite apps based on KDE. Non-KDE application also included such as Firefox 41 and LibreOffice 5. Let’s take a quick tour at the amazing Plasma 5.

Chakra 2015.11-Fermi released with KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

Chakra 2015.11-Fermi recently released, is a GNU/Linux distribution with an emphasis on KDE and Qt technologies that focuses on simplicity from a technical standpoint and free software. As always, this release is a snapshot of our stable repositories and includes all the updates and changes that have happened in Chakra since the last release. The Fermi series of ISO releases marks some very important changes for Chakra: Plasma 5 is the default desktop environment, replacing kde-workspace 4.

KDE Frameworks 5.12.0 released

KDE team recently announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.12.0. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner. New in KDE Frameworks 5.12.0 Extra CMake Modules Improve error reporting of query_qmake macro BluezQt Remove all devices from adapter before removing the adapter (bug 349363) Update links in README.

KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.0

KDE team recently released KDE Applications 15.04. With this release a total of 72 applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5. With this release there are several new additions to the KDE Frameworks 5-based applications list, including KHangMan, Rocs, Cantor, Kompare, Kdenlive, KDE Telepathy and some KDE Games. Kdenlive is one of the best non-linear video editing software available. It recently finished its incubation process to become an official KDE project and was ported to KDE Frameworks 5.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.3 Beta v5.2.95, New Feature Released

The KDE team has announced the release of Plasma 5.3 beta version 5.2.95, which makes a huge step towards to supporting the Wayland windowing system in addition to the default X11 windowing system. Plasma’s window manager and compositor KWin is now able to start a nested XWayland server, which acts as a bridge between the old (X11) and the new (Wayland) world. X11 windows can connect to this server as if it were a normal X server, for KWin it looks like a Wayland window, though.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.2 Beta

The KDE team has announced the release of Plasma 5.2 beta version. This release adds a number of new components and improves the existing desktop. This release of Plasma comes with some new components to make your desktop even more complete: BlueDevil: a range of desktop components to manage Bluetooth devices. It’ll set up your mouse, keyboard, send & receive files and you can browse for devices KSSHAskPass: if you access computers with ssh keys but those keys have passwords this module will give you a graphical UI to enter those passwords Muon: install and manage software and other addons for your computer Login theme configuration (SDDM): SDDM is now the login manager of choice for Plasma and this new System Settings module allows you to configure the theme Read On

Install KDE 4.13 in Ubuntu 14.04

KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE’s products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind.

Install Linux Mint 16 Petra KDE on VirtualBox

Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition recently released as part of the Linux Mint 16 Editions codename “Petra” is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.11. For a complete tour of the new features in KDE 4.11, visit http://linuxmint.com/rel_petra_kde_whatsnew.php. I have documented below steps to installing KDE Edition (64bit) on a VirtualBox for those that fancy a trial Step 1: Download ISO file – Visit Linux Mint download page and download either 32bit or 64bit.

Install Kubuntu 13.10 Desktop on VirtualBox

Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, an office suite, media apps, an instant messaging client and many more. Kubuntu is simply the KDE version of Ubuntu and its code named Saucy Salamander. Follow the steps below to install Kubuntu on a VirtualBox Step 1: Download Kubuntu ISO – Click GetKubuntu and download either 32bit (recommended) or 64bit version Step 2: Create New Virtual Machine – Open Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager click on New Enter machine name; Type will be Linux; Version will be either Ubuntu or Ubuntu (64bit).

Set KDE as CentOS 6.5 default desktop

When you have more than one desktop environment including Gnome installed on CentOS, its default desktop session is set to Gnome. If you desire to have the machine boot into another desktop other than Gnome, for instance KDE, then follow this simple steps outlined below to achieve this Steps: – Log into CentOS using root account. Run following command to create the desktop file [code language=”js”]# vi /etc/sysconfig/desktop[/code] – Enter the following lines shown below.

Install K Desktop Environment on CentOS 6.5

The K Desktop Environment(KDE) is a graphical desktop, similar in function to the GNOMEdesktop which I had earlier posted (Installing GNOME on CentOs 6.5). It uses many of the same freatures as GNOME, including icons, windows, menus, and a panel. Some people prefer KDE over Gnome but for me they both look similar Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS with root account. Run the following command to install the latest desktop packages: [code language=”js”]# yum -y groupinstall “KDE desktop” “X Window System” “Fonts”[/code]