Swapnil has been busy implementing Android integration for Kasts, KDE's convergent podcast software, as well as adding chapter markers.
Valentin is working on Deep Sky Object catalogs for KStars and increased the stability and documentation of KDE's astronomy software.
Suraj has improved KDE's personal financial management software, KMyMoney, as well as Alkimia, the backend most of KDE's finance software uses.
Lucas has worked on one of the more glaring absences in KDE's end user software: the lack of support for KDE Connect on iOS.
Google Summer of Code (or #GSoC, for short) provides free software communities and students a great opportunity to work together on enhancing and improving projects and learning about coding and working on a project in the process.
What follows are some of the tasks carried out by KDE students during GSoC 2021 with links to their progress reports:
NeoChat is a free open source @matrix messaging app for Linux desktop and mobile. You can follow at:
This Week in KDE: Plasma gets a new windows overview look, you can choose the status of your Bluetooth adapter on login, and the loading spinner now looks like a rotating gear ⚙️!
A few days ago, we released version 2.0.0 of MauiKit and the Maui Applications. These updates will be present in the next distribution release (end of August); however, continue reading if you'd like to try them before then.
#Kdenlive 21.08 is out with an upgraded engine, new time remapping and masking effects, many usability improvements and bug fixes.
Anyone fancy a KDE-based, classic-style, PDA? PinePhone + PinePhone Keyboard + #PlasmaMobile.
August Community Update!
We're excited to announce the
#PineNote: fast refresh e-ink panel, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC, Rockchip RK3566- $399
- #PinePhone keyboard enters production - coming soon
- #PinebookPro new touchpad firmware
- development updates
And _much_ more!
This Week in KDE: "Your favorite songs, ranked (on Elisa)", "The seven hottest Plasma UI enhancements (number 3 will shock you)", and "Systray icons react to tablet mode".
In case you missed them, enjoy the ads we created for the KDE Gear ⚙️ 21.08:
Corrected Dolphin link. Thanks @nilsding
KDE GEAR ⚙️ 21.08 is out! Check out the new features and improvements for your favorite video editors, file browsers, terminal emulators, document and image viewers, music players and more, arriving soon to your distro and app store!
KDE Gear ⚙️ 21.08 comes out Tomorrow! KG⚙️21.08 brings updates and new features to your favorite apps. We made ads for some of them, using different styles and perspectives. Here is an ad for Elisa, KDE's simple, but fancy music player.
Today: Elisa (https://elisa.kde.org/)
Yesterday: Dolphin (https://tube.kockatoo.org/w/c4ZkdAVv82Z45CDsG9jz4J)
Monday: Konsole (https://tube.kockatoo.org/w/5qF1kLp71wZJ4sLqhYEAkd)
Get More Apps: https://apps.kde.org/
Music is Emotional (https://soundcloud.com/barradeen/emotional) by Barradeen, CC By-SA license.
What's in the box? LabPlot, KDE's app for data analysts, researchers and statisticians, presents Box Plots, a tool that provides a quick visual summary of the important aspects of a distribution of values contained in a data set.
KDE Gear ⚙️ 21.08, an update for many of KDE's applications, comes out on Thursday, and we decided to try and make advertisements in different styles for some of the apps.
Want more apps?: https://apps.kde.org/
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