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Claudio has been working on building up features and refining the design of Kalendar, a modern calendaring and task management software that works both on the Plasma desktop and Plasma Mobile.

Swapnil has been busy implementing Android integration for Kasts, KDE's convergent podcast software, as well as adding chapter markers.

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Valentin is working on Deep Sky Object catalogs for KStars and increased the stability and documentation of KDE's astronomy software.

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Suraj has improved KDE's personal financial management software, KMyMoney, as well as Alkimia, the backend most of KDE's finance software uses.

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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.

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Google Summer of Code (or , 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:

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PSA: if anyone emails you from, or with this "proposal", DO NOT FALL FOR IT, it's a scam. We don't own those domains and we will never spam you. Please spread the word!

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NeoChat is a free open source @matrix messaging app for Linux desktop and mobile. You can follow at:

➡️ @neochat

It's made by @kde and the official NeoChat website is at

#NeoChat #Matrix #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Messenger #IM #InstantMessenger #Messaging

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 ⚙️!

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Don't miss Tobias and Carl talking about NeoChat, KDE's mobile and desktop instant messaging app for @matrix, at FrOSCon this weekend!

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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.

Read more:

#Nitrux #MauiKit #MauiApps #KDE #Linux #Updates

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21.08 is out with an upgraded engine, new time remapping and masking effects, many usability improvements and bug fixes.

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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

- #PineTime & #PineDio

- 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".

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 (
Yesterday: Dolphin (
Monday: Konsole (

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Music is Emotional ( by Barradeen, CC By-SA license.

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