Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Help out Kubuntu

It's never too late to help out Kubuntu in the cycle Here's our work items for this cycle.

Some of the easier ones:

  • track down and update install docs everywhere for having a USB/DVD image but no CD image
  • review kubuntu active for app selection and good experience
  • Kubuntu Quantal Docs - carry on where top contributor LittleGirl had to leave off
  • Update ubiquity to match GTK frontend (the GTK frontend is getting a load of features which will mean the alternate images can go away like LVM partitioning)
  • ensure OwnCloud juju charm works (we like owncloud here at Kubuntu)
  • deal with Kubuntu unique strings now we aren't using Launchpad (should be translated separately either in KDE or in Launchpad).

and many more

Join us in #kubuntu-devel on IRC to help out

Monday, 20 August 2012

Kubuntu Banner

Posted today to the kubuntu-devel mailing list, this handy image for your website

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Rekonq 1! Akademy Videos

[re-posting to a temporary blog site as Planet Ubuntu has stopped publishing my one, sigh]

Rekonq, the web browser shipped with Kubuntu, has reached 1.0 congratulations Adjam and friends. It's pleasingly stable and thanks to WebKit it supports almost all the modern fancy stuff in websites. Just a pain websites like BBC iPlayer deliberately fail on it, bad BBC. Rekonq 1.0 is available in Quantal for latest Ubuntu users and precise-backports for those wanting to try it out.
Akademy talk videos are up. Even if you're not into domain specific debugging tools for Qt it's well worth looking at the Keynotes of Mathias Klang, Freedom of Expression and Will Schroeder: It has a heart, a brain and it's dangerous. Be selfish and share!

Planet Qt

Danimo started a Planet Qt as a sign of the project's increased open development model. It uses the same Rawdog setup I made for Planet KDE.
Favourite Microblog of the day "Kubuntu, nice addition to being more independent, now works better than ever" :)

Calligra's Second Release

Calligra has made a second release. Packages are aviailabe for Kubuntu. With this release I'm confident Calligra is ready for bigger exporure and we're evaluating it for Kubuntu 12.10.