Many awesome new releases have been made this week so far! PackageKit 0.8.4 The new PackageKit features lots of bugfixes and small improvements. It also contains a few new features, like showing PolicyKit dialogs on the command-line, even if no GUI is running. If you want to try the new PackageKit and are a Debian […]
Listaller Project – To infinity and beyond!
Nearly everyone who’s reading this blog will know about Listaller, a project started by me to make cross-distro 3rd-party software installations possible & secure. This project has been started years ago, and lots of things have changed in the Linux desktop world and down the stack, so I think it is time to look back […]
AppStream for Apper
As some of might now: I did a GSoC project for OpenSUSE this summer. The goal was to improve AppStream and the Software Center stuff on all Linux distributions. During my SoC project, I also created appstream-core, a small library and infrastructure to create & use the AppStream application database. This project enables all other […]
Meet the Tux!
A little follow-up from my last post about birthday presents: I guess I can now consider me a real Linux user/developer, because I now own a big plush Tux, like every good Linux user should do: A great present ^^ The Tux is now sitting next to my desk and I hope he will have […]
Listaller 0.5.4 released!
And again, a new release of Listaller is out. But this release is special, it is probably the most important Listaller release so far. I’m glad to announce the availability of the first usable release of Listaller. “Usable” in this case means that you can build Listaller packages, without having to worry that their format […]
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Wanted: KDE color management KCM
I don’t know how many of you are reading Planet GNOME, but I bet not too many. 😛 That’s why I’d like to draw your attention to this blogpost by Richard Hughes. Color management is present in all modern operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and Apple OS-X, as well as GNOME has support for it […]
KDE System Settings Usability
First of all: Everything in this blogpost is just my personal opinion. I am not a developer of KDE System Settings. I am also not a designer or usability-expert, so please just read this as a collection of subjective, personal impressions. Of course I am willing to help if I can 🙂 Recently, I installed […]
Listaller Project – An introduction
This article is not directly KDE-related, so you might want to skip it. But if you’re interested in a cool project simplifying the way software is distributed on Linux, read on! 😀 At time, if you develop a new application “Foo”, you as an upstream developer let other experienced people distribute your application in Linux-Distribution […]
Hello KDE! My name is Matthias Klumpp, I’m a student of Molecular Biomedicine in Germany and contributor to KDE, of course 🙂 I am one of these weird people who are really working cross-desktop, which means I am also involved in some GNOME stuff and I’m running GNOME-Shell, of course, as well as KDE 4.7, […]