Tuesday, 11 August 2015. Today KDE releases a beta release of the new version of Plasma 5.4.
This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We’re shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta.
New Audio Volume Applet
Our new Audio Volume applet works directly with Pulseaudio, the popular sound server for Linux, to give you full control over volume and output settings in a beautifully designed simple interface.
Application Dashboard alternative launcher
Plasma 5.4 brings an entirely new fullscreen launcher Application Dashboard in kdeplasma-addons: Featuring all features of Application Menu it includes sophisticated scaling to screen size and full spatial keyboard navigation.
The new launcher allows you to easily and quickly find applications, as well as recently used or favorited documents and contacts based on your previous activity.
Plasma 5.4 brings over 1400 new icons covering not only all the KDE applications, but also providing Breeze themed artwork to apps such as Inkscape, Firefox and Libreoffice providing a more integrated, native feel.
KRunner now remembers your previous searches and automatically completes from the history as you type.
Useful graphs in Networks applet
The Networks applet is now able to display network traffic graphs. It also supports two new VPN plugins for connecting over SSH or SSTP.
Other changes and additions
Today, we’re happy to be open sourcing the biggest piece of our Ubuntu One file syncing service. The code we’re releasing is the server side of what desktop clients connected to when syncing local or remote changes. This is code where most of the innovation and hard work went throughout the years, where we faced […]
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One week after the announcement of the Zorin OS 10 Core and Ultimate editions, the Zorin OS developers published details about the immediate availability of the Zorin OS 10 Lite and Business flavors.
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For Immediate Release – August 8, 2015 The GNOME Foundation is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. The Executive Director is critical for the Foundation, the public face of GNOME, the liaison to the GNOME Advisory Board, and the primary fundraiser for the Foundation. It is expected that the Executive Director will execute the daily business of the Foundation, and work with the Directors of the GNOME Foundation on a regular basis.
GNOME is a Free Software project that provides a libre desktop platform to users around the world. It is an influential social and technical contributor to the Free Software and Open Source software stack that continues to leave its mark on every piece of hardware that runs GNU/Linux across all technical market segments.
The GNOME community consists of translators, documentation writers, developers of all stripes, and systems administrators representing a unique and wide range of skills and talents that sets itself apart from other Free Software and Open Source projects.
The GNOME Executive Director will be an integral part of this community, with opportunities to be in a position of influence in the Free Software and Open Source eco-system.
If you are interested in this position, please apply at http://www.gnome.org/executive-director-position
Glen Barber has announced that the third (and likely the last) release candidate for FreeBSD 10.2 is now ready for testing: "The third RC build of the 10.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available. This is expected to be the final RC build of this release cycle. Changes since….
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Alexandre Julliard announced the release of the Wine 1.7.49 development milestone on August 7, informing us that the new version brings a total of 31 bugfixes and adds various improvements to some core components.
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The final version of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE edition has been released and is now ready for download. The distribution comes with a large number of changes and improvements, although there is nothing too exciting.
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Canonical’s Joseph Salisbury reported the summary of the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting that took place on August 04, 2015, on the official IRC channels of the project.
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