Tag Archive: KDE Plasma

Open SourceKDE Plasma 4.11 will be the last release in the 4.x series, and will be supported by 2 years

Aaron Seigo, the main developer of KDE-shell Plasma, said that the planned August 14 release of KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11 will be the last in a series 4.x and he will be replaced by Plasma Workspaces 2, based on Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5.

KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11 is regarded as a stable release with long term support, summarizing the existence of branches 4.x. Corrective update for KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11 will be issued for two years. Continue reading

Open SourceThe first stable release of SDK Plasmate 1.0, provides a set of tools and specialized integrated environment for the development of desktop components Plasma, such as widgets, data visualization engines (DataEngines) and plugins to extend the interface to run programs (Runners).

In addition, Plasmate allows development and other components KDE, which uses Javascript and QML, such as desktop effects for window manager KWin, based on SVG visual themes and plugins to switch windows on Alt + Tab. Plasmate code is licensed under the GPLv2.

Plasmate is a highly specialized system that is easier to use and offer a means to support a step-by-step development cycle, including operations such as the creation of the project, writing code, adding new resources, testing, development and publishing of the product. As one of the goals of Plasmate mentions the possibility of creating something new in a matter of seconds and instant publishing results. For example, in Plasmate can be quickly downloaded from the KDE Apps or supplement the script, make changes, test that the result and immediately publish it in KDE Apps. Continue reading

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