At Casa @slimbook today, Plasma and Usability teams looked at:
πŸ₯˜ Improving Plasma widget configurability
πŸ₯˜ Making Qt scaling work on X11
πŸ₯˜ How to get changelogs into AppStream for apps
πŸ₯˜ How Kai fixed a bazillion trillion Notification bugs
πŸ₯˜ Adding a new "play media on hover" feature to Dolphin
πŸ₯˜ How to make Task Manager smarter when raising/minimizing all windows of an app or raising the most recently used window in a group
πŸ₯˜ Making "Do Not Disturb" automatic when screens are mirrored (pic)
Thanks Chicos!

At the Plasma and Usability Sprints today in Valencia:

🌈 Plasma/Usability collaboration and made it much easier to test a custom-compiled Plasma
🌈 Improvements to the Share plugins
🌈 Fixes for Spectacle
🌈 An awesome improvement for Dolphin to make sort order readable

Alongside the Plasma sprint in Valencia this week is the Usability sprint.

Nate reports: "Today in the Usability sprint we discussed changes to the Breeze theme, started modernizing Breeze's user avatars, and worked on polishing Dolphin and Spectacle."

LliureX is an educational distro by the local government in Valencia based on KDE neon and KDE Plasma, due for release next month.

They are at the Plasma sprint and have been warmly received.

Meanwhile over in Madrid last night they won the 2019!

The Plasma team and Usability team have reached Casa @slimbook for a week long sprint in Valencia.

Today Plasma folks worked on lots of Wayland stuff, virtual keyboards and input methods, discussing future plans for LTS releases and Qt 6.

KDE is at The OpenExpo Europe 2019 in Madrid today.

Visit the community village to try out Plasma on Slimbook, Pinebook, handheld and phone!

@OpenExpoEurope @SlimbookEs @thepine64

More good news: @slimbook have put down the price of the KDE Slimbook II by €50. New Slimbooks will of course ship with Plasma 5.16.

Plasma 5.16 is out! Check out all the new features and marvel at the improvements that now make working with Plasma smoother and more fun!

We are looking for new big ideas. Submit your proposal for what our community should focus on next and set KDE's goals for the coming years.

@tetris4 reflects on how far the KDE Community has come in regard to streamlining the onboarding of new contributors.

The KDE Community welcomes our Google Summer of Code students for 2019! These students will be working with our development teams throughout the summer, adding features, squashing bugs and porting apps to new platforms.

Nate Graham sums up the giant steps towards a beautiful and user-friendly desktop made by the KDE Community.

registration is now open. This year we are going to Milan, so sign up to get together with the KDE community and visit one of Italy's most vibrant cities.

You can also add an attractive badge to your blog, website or social media account and tell the world you are coming to .

Back in March, the privacy team met up in Leipzig. Read about their plans to anonymize connections of KDE apps with the outside world, make encrypting folders easy (coming in Plasma 5.16!) and sandbox KWallet.

Check it out! More than 200 KDE apps all in one place:

Which ones do you use?


Also: Read the "Making of" the most complete KDE app catalogue available at:

This week in Usability and Productivity: New wallpaper for Plasma 5.16 + Spectacle can take full screen shots on 4K displays + KDE Connect notifications are now configurable

We have a winner! Plasma 5.16's next wallpaper will be Ice Cold by Santiago CΓ©zar.

Santiago will be receiving a @slimbook One compact computer as soon as we get Plasma 5.16 on it.

.@krita 4.2 is out. It comes with improved support for more tablets, better support for multi-monitor setups, works with HDR images in all shapes and forms, including animations (Windows only for now), has slicker and faster brushes, and so, so much more.

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