After having spent a great deal of time improving Plasma, I recently focussed on other ares of our workspace, such as KRunner, and various KDE Applications.
On Being More Convenient
As you may or may not know, Plasma’s mantra basically is “help you get stuff done”. This means it helps you to achieve your goals as easily for you as possible. Plasma 5.6 will be one of those releases where we’ve focussed a lot on getting in your way less and removing obstacles in the way between you and your tasks.
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Making Something Unpleasant More Pleasant
Happy Holidays, everyone!
I’m sure we’ve all had this unpleasant experience where you’ve been immersed into a task up until, boom, you were greeted by this dialog:
Plasma 5.5 hasn’t even been released yet but work on the next version is already commencing.
I’ve seen Plasma setups resembling Unity, or Gnome Shell, or OS/2, but I haven’t seen Windows 8 yet.
Work In Progress, all the way
It has been pretty quiet over the past month but I’ve been pretty busy in my day job – the Easter weekend gave me a bit of time to relax, and by relax I mean think about things and experiment. Continue reading Work In Progress, all the way
Plasma Sprint in Barcelona
Sunday afternoon, a few hardboiled hackers are still in the Barcelona office, hacking on things. The past week has been characterized by intense coding, good food, and a lot of fun.
During the first two days mostly did bugfixing and bug triaging, fixing some pet peeves and improving the overall polish of Plasma. After that I focussed on keyboard navigation, which, due to its origins, is quite painful to get right in QML. Continue reading Plasma Sprint in Barcelona
Plasma 5.2 Release Party in Stuttgart
Better late than never!
Date: Friday, 13 Febraury 2015
Place: Sophies Brauhaus, Marienstraße 28, 70178 Stuttgart
Who: You! and fellow KDE developers and users
What are we doing: Have a few beers, a delicious dinner, talk, have fun…
Please ping me, if you’re around and planning to come (contact info can be found in the Impressum, or tell kbroulik in #plasma on freenode), so I can extend the reservation, if needed.
Power Management in 5.3
A few weeks ago Alex Fiestas passed maintainership of PowerDevil, KDE’s power management service, over to me (thanks!), and there have been many exciting things going on in the power management department. Let’s take a look!