#KDE Tip: A New Way to Change the Volume?
Plasma System Monitor Preview Release
#kde #plasma #linux @srevinsaju
Two more t-shirts for my private collection 🤓
This week in #KDE: #Plasma 5.20 is nigh
btw, I used #Kdenlive to post-process this video. Nothing too esoteric: crop, scale, rotate and render to WebM-VP9.
The big news is that it worked just fine. I was able to do everything via point-and-click - no command line. I thought I would never live to see the day that Linux video production software got mature enough to... be used 🥺
I've always wondered why KDE
has this weird release schedule where Qt, Frameworks, Plasma and KDE apps are all asynchronous relative to each other.
Read comments 32-36 on this bug for a concrete example:
Modularity can bring advantages, but in this case I really don't see the point. This bug shows the hidden cost.
#Fedora 34 #KDE Spin Planning Switch To #Wayland
This is the first time I see a flow chart used to justify the design decisions.
This is what it is like to refactor a complex class hierarchy while considering new requirements, performance, compatibility, amount of effort... yeah, it's twisty like that. But nobody illustrates it so clearly.
It's been a very good year for #KDE.
Four years ago, I tried contributing a small bugfix, but the developer onboarding documentation was an inconsistent mess, building from source was a dependency hell, and you needed multiple separate accounts for each piece of infrastructure...
Today, all those obstacles are gone: I was able to contribute a few patches by following the #GitLab flow that many developers are already familiar with.
The second talk, "KDE is All About the Apps" had technical challenges, but managed to make some good points:
- Many #KDE apps are good on their own merit
- There's no reason why a #GNOME user, or even a Mac, Windows or Android user, shouldn't be using them
- Often, there's a perception of bundling reinforced by the app's name, website and description
- KDE apps should be taking advantage of existing app stores where users go look for software
Tons and tons and tons of Plasma 5.20 features, bugfixes, and UI improvements
Interview with Nate Graham, the all-purpose KDE volunteer and community coordinator.
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