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Open SourceOne of the administrators of the infrastructure of the KDE project detail described what happened a few days before the incident, which could be called the “Great Disaster KDE 2013.”

As a result of the incident, the KDE developers had nearly lost the contents of the 1500 Git-repository project.

It all started with the damage to the contents Ext4 file system on the primary Git-server after a failed virtual machine is restarted after the updates are applied to one server project. An error occurred and the file system was the integrity of the primary Git-repository, the contents of which were destroyed and many data repositories lost. The situation began to resemble a disaster, when administrators began to restore data from a backup. The fact that the backup practices a mirror Git-repository. Fingering mirror administrators was terrified – mirroring managed system automatically synchronize the erroneous data on all secondary servers, content repositories, which have also fallen into disrepair or been removed. Continue reading

CalligraRelease of free office suite Calligra 2.6, marked a shift in the development cycle is synchronized with the KDE release engineering.

This is the third stable release from the development branch of the KOffice project in December 2010. The base uses a format Open Document (ODF). Ready binaries produced for Arch Linux, Fedora, FreeBSD, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Mac OS X and Windows. If such components of the package, as presentation editor, word processor and spreadsheet are focused on students and academic users, the tools to work with graphics, such as the Krita, marked as ready for professional use.

In contrast to the internal architecture of the KOffice Calligra divided into basic internal and external subsystems custom shell that allows you to create a mobile basis as a lightweight version, and full-featured versions of the office suite for the desktop. In particular, besides the version for desktop-based package developed Calligra Calligra Active, optimized for use in Plasma Active on tablets with touch screens. Another difference from KOffice is a new user interface with support for floating toolbar that can be moved anywhere on the screen. For all applications, office suite, a single system of embedded objects, for example, the document can be embedded objects such as geometric forms and notes. Continue reading

Plasma Media CenterKDE project introduced the first release of a new application – Plasma Media Center 1.0.0 (PMC), which provides a unified interface for multimedia content on desktop PCs, netbooks, tablets, TVs and other devices, which can be run environment KDE. PMC has a typical media center functions and allows you to display images, play music and play video.

At its core is based on PMC technology Plasma and KDE, and using QML to form interface, adapted to the different classes of devices.

Basic capabilities PMC:

– Support for viewing the contents of the local file system;
– Ability to use the search tools on the desktop KDE (KDE Desktop Search) for a unified view of all available media content;
– View photos placed in external online-services such as Flickr and Picasa;
– Create playlists of your existing content. Playing in random or sequential order;
– Tools to create your own plug-ins that extend the functionality of the PMC;
– Support for various control mechanisms, including keyboard / mouse, touch screen and remote control. Continue reading

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