Reasons to get excited about KDE in 2018: new apps, new features, and new events all coming up.
The general consensus seems to be:
1) 20th Century Fox owns the "Alien" franchise.
2) "Alien" xenomorphs are born from a Queen.
3) Disney is buying 20th Century Fox.
4) Xenomorphs are Disney princesses.
KDE Applications 17.08.3 brings stability updates to your favorite software.
⭐️ Fixed issue with password-protected SMB shares
⭐️ Ark now preserves file modification dates when extracting ZIP archives
⭐️ Okular will no longer crash when rotating pages
...plus improvements to Kdenlive, Spectacle, KMail, and more: https://www.kde.org/announcements/fulllog_applications.php?version=17.08.3
New stuff coming out of @Purism's Librem 5 and KDE's Plasma Mobile camp: Plasma Mobile working on an i.MX 6-based test development board:
This is the board @Puri_sm and Plasma Mobile developers may use (not confirmed yet) before the Librem 5 phone actually exists.
Plasma 5.11 was released recently, and we're working hard to make it even better.
The bugfix release - 5.11.2 - is available now, fixing issues with font DPI on Wayland, GTK settings dialog, and more:
If you're still on Plasma LTS, we have good news for you, too.
The Plasma 5.8.8 bugfix release is now out. Stability improvements to Discover and system notifications are just a few of many fixes:
Happy upgrading! https://mastodon.technology/media/M-GRTXOqXNiX-YB49l4
A look at KDE over the years: KDE 1 (circa 1999), 2 (circa 2001), KDE 3 (circa 2008), and 4 (circa 2014).
Are you interested in an update on #Librem5 development? Yeah, thought you might be. Check it out here!
The demon-haunted world:
Cory Doctorow on cheating software and the Internet of Things
"When patents invade a new sector of technology — genetic research, or the Internet — the results follow a standard pattern. Large firms invest more and more in patents, and less in research. Litigation increases exponentially. [...] Patent licensing businesses — immune from attack — spring up, and so the market divides into large cartels, and trolls, with no space for the small firms that are the source of real innovation."
Are critics of the #Librem5, the smartphone endorsed by both KDE and Gnome, right? Bruce Byfield doesn't think so.