At Casa @slimbook today, Plasma and Usability teams looked at:
🥘 Improving Plasma widget configurability
🥘 Making Qt scaling work on X11
🥘 How to get changelogs into AppStream for apps
🥘 How Kai fixed a bazillion trillion Notification bugs
🥘 Adding a new "play media on hover" feature to Dolphin
🥘 How to make Task Manager smarter when raising/minimizing all windows of an app or raising the most recently used window in a group
🥘 Making "Do Not Disturb" automatic when screens are mirrored (pic)
Valve hires KWin core developer Roman Gilg for gaming-related XServer and KWin improvements. Roman seems to have a ton of cool projects in the pipeline, and this makes me happy. #KDE
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 #OpenExpo19 #OpenAwards 2019! https://twitter.com/OpenExpoEurope/status/1141744682650804224
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 #OpenExpo19
Found a bug in KDE software? Here's how you can help us solve it:
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!
"Plasma does Groundhog day" -- The second teaser for KDE's upcoming Plasma 5.16 desktop.
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.
"Plasma does 2001" -- The first teaser for KDE's upcoming Plasma 5.16 desktop.
Nate Graham sums up the giant steps towards a beautiful and user-friendly desktop made by the KDE Community.