Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:23:45 +0100 
Good luck!

#^⚓ T7050 Privacy Software
"In 5 years, KDE software enables and promotes privacy"
Privacy is the new challenge for Free Software. KDE is in a unique position to offer users a complete software environment that helps them to protect their privacy. KDE, being community-driven and user-focused, has the opportunity to put privacy on top of the agenda, arguably, being in this position, KDE has the obligation to do this, in the interest of the users.

The effect is expected to be two-fold:
* Offer users the tools to protect privacy and to lead a private and safe digital life without compromising their identity, exposing their habits and communications
* Setting a high standard and example for others to follow, define the state of the art of privacy protection in the age of big data and force others to follow suit, thereby increasing pressure on the whole industry and eco-system to protect users privacy better

Purism and KDE

 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:32:03 +0200 
This one with Plasma Mobile would be really nice. The only combination so far I would replace SailfishOS and Jolla with.

Librem 5 – A Security and Privacy Focused Phone
Librem 5, the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers.

A fully standards-based freedom-oriented system, based on Debian and many other upstream projects, has never been done before–we will be the first to seriously attempt this.

Purism and KDE to Work Together on World’s First Truly Free Smartphone
Berlin/San Francisco, September 14, 2017 — Purism and KDE are partnering to help KDE adapt Plasma Mobile to Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone.

KDE develops Plasma Mobile, a free, open and full-featured graphical environment for mobile devices. Plasma Mobile has been tested on several off-the-shelf devices. However, most smartphones include hardware that requires proprietary software to work. This clashes with KDE’s principles of freedom and openness. It also makes building difficult, since many details of the hardware are kept secret, preventing complete access to all the components.

Plasma 5.10.0

 Wed, 31 May 2017 22:00:50 +0200 last edited: Wed, 31 May 2017 22:04:22 +0200  
#^Release Announcements > Plasma 5.10.0
Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Today KDE has made a new feature release of our desktop Plasma 5.10 with new features across the suite to give users an experience which lives up to our tagline: simple by default, powerful when needed.

This is really interesting way to test apps: #^https://community.kde.org/Neon/Docker
 Release  KDE

KDE Slimbook

 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:46:50 +0100 
#^KDE and Slimbook Release a Laptop for KDE Fans
Today KDE is proud to announce the immediate availability of the KDE Slimbook, a KDE-branded laptop that comes pre-installed with Plasma and KDE Applications (running on Linux) and is assured to work with our software as smoothly as possible.
The KDE Slimbook allows KDE to offer our users a laptop which has been tested directly by KDE developers, on the exact same hardware and software configuration that the users get, and where any potential hardware-related issues have already been ironed out before a new version of our software is shipped to them. This gives our users the best possible way to experience our software, as well as increasing our reach: The easier it is to get our software into users' hands, the more it will be used.
Furthermore, the KDE Slimbook, together with KDE neon, offers us a unique opportunity to isolate and fix issues that users have with our software. When something in Plasma, a KDE Application or some software using a KDE Framework does not work as intended for a user, there are at least three layers that can cause the problem:
  The KDE software itself
  The operating system
  The hardware or its drivers
Of course KDE always tries to reduce bugs in our software as much as possible. Problems can occur in any of the aforementioned layers, however, and often times it is difficult for us to pin-point exactly where things are going wrong. Last year, KDE neon joined the KDE community with the promise to give us control over the operating system layer. This does not mean we won't make our software available on other distributions or operating systems, of course, but it allows us to eliminate that layer as a possible source of a problem.
This left us still with one layer we had zero control over, though: The hardware layer.
Fast-forward to late last year, when the Spanish laptop retailer Slimbook approached KDE with the idea to offer KDE-branded laptops that come pre-installed with Plasma and KDE Applications. We were excited about the idea, and put our designers and developers to the task of creating a branding for such a device and making sure that KDE neon runs without any hardware-related issues on it.
For now, the KDE Slimbook will always come pre-installed with KDE neon, but we are open to offering other distributions that come pre-installed with Plasma for customers to choose from.
The KDE Slimbook is for people who love KDE software, regardless of whether or not they are active contributors to KDE.
For more information, visit the KDE Slimbook website.

Plasma 5.9 Beta Kicks off 2017 in Style

 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:13:03 +0100 
Looking forward to #KDE Plasma 5.9.

#^KDE - Plasma 5.9 Beta Kicks off 2017 in Style.
Thursday, 12 January 2017. Today KDE releases the beta of this year’s first Plasma feature update, Plasma 5.9. While this release brings many exciting new features to your desktop, we'll continue to provide bugfixes to Plasma 5.8 LTS.

Plasma 5.8 LTS

 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:32:03 +0200 

#^Plasma 5.8
by The KDE Community on YouTube
 Release  KDE

KDE Connect 1.0

 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:35:00 +0200 
This is the most impressive integration of a mobile telephone and a desktop.

KDE Connect
Today we are officially publishing the first stable release of KDE Connect. Hooray! This version is the most solid yet feature-packed version we ever released. It’s been in development for a year now and it took a lot of hard work, we hope you like it!
 Release  KDE

Open Hardware for KDE

 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:53:43 +0100 
Interesting article about #Improv and Open Hardware in general.

Open Hardware for KDE
From its beginning, KDE has been a leader in innovation in free (libre) and open source software (FLOSS), but there is a threat to that leadership in one of the fastest growing areas of technology. The advantages of free and open development and use are clear for software; now closed and proprietary strategies have become standard in other kinds of technology. The need for technology freedom has moved from software to other more corporate-controllable areas—notably hardware and the Internet. As was the case when KDE started, community-developed, freedom-oriented technology is necessary to break the stranglehold of large companies that are more committed to managers and investors than to users. But this won’t be easy and it can’t be left to a few people. The entire KDE Community has a stake in the outcome. For that matter, this should be a concern to anyone who develops free and open software, anyone who uses it, anyone who benefits from it. And that includes just about everyone using technology today. New hardware has been announced that addresses the need for openness beyond software. Community help is needed to support a generous, far-sighted open hardware project involving mostly KDE people and certainly following KDE principles. Please consider contributing financially to open hardware for KDE.

Nice quote:
The opposite of "open" is "theirs".
David Weinberger


 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:25:25 +0100 
Really nice progress in #sieve support.

What's in my mind » New in kdepim 4.13: SieveEditor
As usual I try to improve sieve support in KMail. In 4.9, I fixed the dialogbox  for managing them. In 4.10, I added a good text editor with highlighting and auto-completion. In 4.11, I added a dialogbox for generating sieve code directly (like kmail filter dialogbox) In 4.12 I added sieve script parsing and an UI to create sieve script even if yo...

Marble gets bicycle routing

 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 21:43:31 +0100 
#Marble is a really impressive program!

KDE Commit-Digest for 15th December 2013
Marble adds support for cyclestreets.net bicycle routing, showing journey duration for OSRM routing

kde-connect and Jolla

 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:29:56 +0100 
Just tried #kde-connect with my #Jolla and the native Android app. Haven't tried it yet with Android itself, because my tablet is at the repair. Not all functions seem to work, but it is a really nice feature and interesting integration. I get a notice on my desktop when I receive a call and also the control of amaroK is working nicely. Sharing clipboard and files I haven't found out yet how it works, or maybe it is not working with Jolla, like also the battery status seems not to be available. The shared notice module get's not loaded on the Jolla because of incompatible Android version. ;-) Would really love to see this as a native Jolla app!
 KDE  Jolla

PMC 1.2

 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:41:09 +0100 
Plasma Media Center 1.2 Released In Time For Christmas

Welcome to PMC 1.2!
The KDE community has a Christmas gift for you! We are happy to announce the release of KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2—your first stop for media and entertainment created by the Elves at KDE. Plasma Media Center is designed to provide an easy and comfortable way to watch your videos, browse your photo collection and listen to your music, all in one place. This release brings many refinements and a host of new features, making consuming media even easier and more fun.
 KDE  Release
 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:33:07 +0100 
Two days ago I have updated to KDE SC 4.11.4, today there is KDE SC 4.12.0 for Slackware current. :-/

KDE 4.12 is available
The new release cycle of KDE has commenced today with the revealing of KDE SC 4.12.0! KDE Software Compilation 4.12.0 will be mainly about improving and polishing KDE Applications. The Plasma Works...