Now KDE needs your donation for the annual Randa Sprint of kde-core developers. It's nearly at the target so let's see if we can push it over the line today!
Friday, 21 September 2012
Kubuntu got Donations, KDE needs Donations
Monday, 3 September 2012
Why have you stuck with Kubuntu?
A fun thread on independent website kubuntuforums.net asking why use Kubuntu rather than the multitude of competition.
(1) I prefer the KDE look (2) The friendly community
I just like KDE and Kubuntu seams to give the best KDE I have tried
I use it because I like Ubuntu, but but want customization options. Ive tried a lot of other DEs but none is easier to use and more customizable than KDE.
the community rocks
I use Kubuntu because it's Ubuntu, but with the awesomeness of KDE. So the familiar technology, coupled with the superior DE means I have never been happier with Linux on my desktop.
I love its pure, unmitigated, raw POWER! It allows me to do more with fewer keystrokes or mouse clicks than ANY other OS available. Dolphin is just an example.
Kubuntu offers a compassionate community, the excellence of KDE and the breadth of the Ubuntu ecosystem.
Kubuntu has a good and familiar look (for those of us coming from Windows), a good base in Ubuntu, and the ease in which to add software and repositories. I also find it cool that both KDE and (K)Ubuntu have 6-month release cycles, meaning a new version of Kubuntu means a new KDE (though a couple months off).
Originally posted at http://blogs.kde.org/2012/09/03/why-have-you-stuck-kubuntu
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
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Rekonq 1! Akademy Videos
[re-posting to a temporary blog site as Planet Ubuntu has stopped publishing my blogs.kde.org 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!
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" :)