OCT
21
2013

KDE and Kubuntu at Linuxcon in Edinburgh

Linux has come to my home with Linuxcon in Edinburgh. Me and Kenny C are manning the KDE stall showing off KDE software running Krita on a desktop (bling), Plasma Active on a Nexus (swish, very popular), KDE Software on Windows (ooh I didn't know you did that) and giving away lots of lanyards. If you're here do come over and say hi.

OCT
17
2013

Discover your System with Kubuntu 13.10

Packaged full of lovely goodness is the upgrade to 13.10, grab it now..

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-13.10

Highlights include...

OCT
2
2013

Kubuntu Beastie Fixing

Bugs are a pain, especially when a fiddly one comes along involving Python bindings, the number of people who understand SIP is pretty low. So it's nice we were able to fix it quickly. In the reporter's words:

Can I just say you guys are awesome? I've used KDE with various distributions for years (and with Kubuntu for the last ~2) but never reported a bug until now. I am amazed at how quickly it was acknowledged and came to some form of resolution.

Wish we could do them all that smoothly!

OCT
1
2013

Artists: daily builds of Krita

The Krita Lime PPA provides daily builds of the best free software painting application out there. For aspiring artists Krita is a fabulous app to create works of inspiration.

Krita is optimised for painting but I also use it for many image manipulation tasks, it's installed by default in Kubuntu.

See dmitryK's blog for instructions to install it.

SEP
26
2013

Switching to Kubuntu comments

Some comments on switching to Kubuntu from a recent Slashdot article...

I switched to Kubuntu ... I haven't looked back. I like *buntu distributions simply because they're the easiest to get up and running. Unless you need a highly customized Linux system, you can't argue with *buntu's simplicity when it comes to installation.

I can't upvote this enough. Kubuntu is a perfectly decent distro. KDE 4 has finally come of age.

SEP
26
2013

Help test Kubuntu 13.10 Beta 2

Download and test the beta 2 candidates and report on that iso testing site. Upgrades also need testing. If you're wondering how to help Kubuntu, this is how. Virtual machines and real hardware needed. Join #kubuntu-devel to chat.

SEP
25
2013

Site-ul Kubuntu România a fost lansat

As previously blogged Kubuntu Romania launched.

Site creator Ovidiu-Florin has a launch ceremony with wine and ribbon to open it. Now that's style.

SEP
24
2013

Kubuntu România

Kubuntu România launches today, a Romanian language website with Kubuntu news and support.

SEP
19
2013

Winter Is Coming

Winter is coming so why not snuggle up with Kubuntu? Kubuntu keeps everyone warm.

kubuntu jumper

SEP
17
2013

Tuning KDevelop's UI layout

With some idle time on my hands due to waiting on an especially long build, I decided to put some time into cleaning up my KDevelop's UI layout today:

Customized KDevelop interface layout
Click for original resolution.

I removed all but the elements I actually ever click on in the main window -- all the rest I usually access via keyboard shortcuts or the menu (which I'm now going to try using via the window deco button). Since working on an IRC client makes you feel at home with text fields at the bottom of windows, I moved those toolbars down below the bottom toolview button and moved the remaining toolbar actions into the left toolview button column (I already use label-less toolbars on the left in some other apps, e.g. Gwenview). All together, this saves a lot of vertical space, which is precious on my widescreen laptop.

I think I'm happy, though I'll have to actually use it for a while to see whether I'm not missing anything. How does your KDevelop look?

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