KDE‘s Randa Meetings is quite possibly the best large-scale developer sprint ever. And you can help make it happen.
Imagine some 40 developers cramped together in a house in the middle of the Alps, living of code alone. Nothing could possibly go wrong….
Phonon, a pillar of our multimedia solutions, was revived in Randa. Kdenlive, our video editor, became 302% more awesome in Randa. The KDE Frameworks 5 movement seeking to make our awesome libraries more useful to all the world started in Randa. Amarok 2 was planned in Randa. Approximately a godzillion bugs were fixed in Randa.
Donate to the Randa Meetings 2014 now and get more free awesome! I personally have set my heart on making multimedia more awesome with easier APIs for developers and UPnP streaming support, also other stuff ( maybe a wallpaper that shows kittens wearing hats? #kdekittenhat)
With the latest Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 1 out the door, the Kubuntu team is hard at work to deliver the highest possible quality for the upcoming LTS release.
As part of this we are introducing basic test cases that every user can run to ensure that core functionality such as instant messaging and playing MP3 files is working as expected. All tests are meant to take no more than 10 minutes and should be doable by just about everyone. They are the perfect way to get some basic testing done without all the hassle testing usually involves.
If you are already testing Beta 1, head on over to our Quality Assurance Headquarters to get the latest test cases.
Feel free to run any test case, at any time.
If you have any questions, drop me a mail at email@example.com, or stop by in #kubuntu-devel on irc.freenode.net.
kitten by David Flores
Project Neon 5, the KDE Frameworks 5 version of Kubuntu‘s continuous KDE software delivery system, has more than one package repositories balancing quality and update frequency in different ways. This post is supposed to help those of you who, like me, wish to use whatever works best and therefore need to switch PPAs from time to time.
APT really comes in handy for this. As it allows you to pretty freely move between versions of a package through increasing pinning priority on a different PPA.
First you add all three repositories and create a file /etc/apt/preferences.d/kf5 containing:
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-neon-kf5-snapshot-weekly
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-neon-kf5-snapshot-daily
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-neon-kf5
Now all you need to do is increase the priority of any of the entries to switch to that snapshot and run
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
APT will then automagically move your entire KDE Frameworks 5 stack to the version in the PPA with the highest priority.
Next in Kubuntu:
Mozilla Firefox as web browser.
Kubuntu 14.04 will contain Mozilla Firefox as default browser. The Kubuntu team would like to invite everyone to give the all new Kubuntu 14.04 Alpha 1 a whirl and share their thoughts with us on our Google+ page.
Next in Kubuntu:
Allowing you to give us viable information on a crash even if you don’t feel like reporting a lengthy bug report over at bugs.kde.org.
The Phonominals are proud to present a whole new batch of releases for your favorite Qt based multimedia library.
This set of maintenance releases improves support for various platforms and ensures proper behavior with older backend versions. Head on over to the release pages to find out more.
When building Phonon 5 demo applications I always get a feeling of a deja vu. Not sure why…
(codeine now also available in Neon5 as project-neon5-phonon5-examples)