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Season of KDE 2013 Applications Open

Season of KDE is now officially open for applications.

To apply head to http://season.kde.org register as a student and click "Submit a proposal"

What is Season of KDE?

Season of KDE is a community outreach program, much like Google Summer of Code that has been hosted by the KDE community for five years straight.

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KDE Telepathy 0.6.3 Released

We have just released version 0.6.3 of KDE Telepathy, the instant-messaging client for KDE.

This is a bug fix release in the 0.6 series adding further robustness and completeness.

Fixes include:

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KTp 0.6.2 Released

We have just released version 0.6.2 of KDE Telepathy, KDE's instant messaging client.

This new minor release brings some important fixes on some crashes that occurred in rare conditions that we hadn't found before our initial release.

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A Sneak Peek at KTp Active

About

No tablet would be complete without instant messaging. Thanks to awesome bachelor thesis work we had a non-working mockup of an active client. This active client remains separate from our desktop work.

In recent weeks I've been transforming this code to go from a non-working prototype to something working with real contact lists and text chats.

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KDE, LightDM and the Mir Kerfuffle

With Canonical's decision to make a new display server, there's been some questions as to how this affects LightDM and the KDE front end I've spent a long time working towards.

It's a perfectly sensible question, LightDM has heavy Canonical sponsorship, and a display server needs to be supported in the display manager.

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KDE Telepathy 0.6 Beta Released

Today we released a beta of 0.6.0 of KDE Telepathy KDE's instant messaging client.

New Features

 

Kopete log migration

KTp now imports logs from Kopete accounts into our log format. For new KTp users this will be asked if they wish to import when they create an account, existing users can also import logs by opening the log viewer.

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KDE Telepathy Enters Hard Feature Freeze

With KDE Telepathy 0.5.3 out the door out our entire focus is on 0.6.0 our next major release. We have just entered a hard feature freeze to allow for a solid month of bugfixing.

Important Dates

Hard Feature Freeze - 3rd March

A hard feature freeze is when no new features can be added to the code. All work has to be on fixing bugs and polishing.

Beta Release - 6th March

We will make a public beta release so you can see all the new features and provide useful feedback before the full release.

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KDE Telepathy 0.5.3

We are pleased to anounce the release of KDE Telepathy 0.5.3.

0.5.3 is a patch release in the 0.5 series and provides various bug fixes and updated translations.

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First User Developed KDE-LightDM Theme Created

As KDE-LightDM prepares for heading into extragear, I'm busy tying up all the loose ends and final bits of polish on the product. One of the final items left is working on making it easy for modders and hackers to build their own themes and make these really easy to install for all users.

In recent weeks, I've had two people contact me with regards to making their own themes which is really encouraging.

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KDE 4.10-RC2 Testing

With the second RC of KDE4.2 just released, now is a really important time to get involved in testing KDE 4.10.

During this release, due to changes based on feedback, two areas of KDE have undergone a significant change between Release Candidate 1 and 2. This isn't typical, so to ensure the final release goes as smoothly as possible an extra release candidate is going to be created. This will delay the KDE 4.10 release, but it does help ensure that KDE 4.10 is the best ever.

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