SEP
11
2013

Medibuntu to Disappear, libdvdcss now direct from VideoLan

Medibuntu the archive with libdvdcss and a number of other package which couldn't be put into the official Ubuntu archive is to disappear. Gauvain Pocentek who has been maintaining it for some time is wanting to move himself and his server on. At Blue Systems and in Kubuntu we looked over the packages in the archive and realised they were all obsolete or unnessecary because most are now in the official Ubuntu archive or have better equivalents which are. The main exception is libdvdcss which is illegal in the US so can't go in the archive.

SEP
11
2013

Bugfix thanks

Application icons had stopped showing sometimes in the KDE SC 4.11.1 update but our lovely upstreams found a fix and when I was notified by a user I was happy to add it to the Kubuntu packages. What a lovely response..

From: Jens
To: Jonathan Riddell
Subject: Re: Sry new to this 
 
OMG! You are awesome! I could kiss you, you complete stranger! :D
SEP
10
2013

KDE Connect in Kubuntu

Thanks to the elite packaging skills of smartboyhw and the review skills of Quintasan we now have kdeconnect in Kubuntu saucy so you can use your phone to control Amarok.

OMG Ubuntu has a review.

SEP
6
2013

Come to the Kubuntu Bug Squashing Party in Munich!

There is a Debian+Kubuntu Bug Squashing Party in Munich and you're invited! If you're wanting to help out with Kubuntu or Debian or KDE do come along and start squishing beasties. It's hosted by our friends at LiMux who do the Munich city rollout of Kubuntu. See the wiki page for more details. I'm going and hope to see you there.

AUG
30
2013

New Kubuntu Dev Tools

There's been some tools added to the Kubuntu developer workflow recently which are handy for current developers and means anyone interested in helping out can find jobs to be done earily.

Top of them is the Kubuntu Trello board, a replacement todo list/kanban for the Work Items we used to keep on specifications. Using the latest on HTML5 drag and drop whizzyness it lets you see what jobs need doing and who's doing them.

I've also set up qa.kubuntu.co.uk with a few handy items...

AUG
19
2013

Ubuntu on BBC News

Just noticed on the BBC News front page Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record. Good luck with the pledges Edgers!

AUG
13
2013

New Umbrello Website

Umbrello is the premier UML diagram tool for Linux desktops. UML is a standard for making diagrams of software, useful for documenting and planning your programs.

I took over Umbrello in about 2002 and maintained it as part of my University final year project. One of the first changes that I made to Umbrello was to make it a KDE project, it was the natural home. But I never moved the website or mailing list, Sourceforge was good enough.

AUG
2
2013

Thanks!

Gosh I only expected a donation occasionally but we've had 19 people want to thank Kubuntu enough to donate us some money. Thanks Coorey, Orlando, Marcelo, Fabian, Giancarlo, Juan, Javier, Jussi, David, Kevin, Jeremy, Łukasz, Christoph, Nadeem, Philippe, Daniel, Lieven, Christoph, Noam!

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