Friday, November 14, 2014

Keywords vs X-KDE-Keywords on .desktop files

Seem similar, do they? But they have a *radical* difference, one is "old" (X-KDE-Keywords) and the other is "new" (Keywords). The "new" one is also an xdg standard and as such the separator is ';'. The old one is just a KConfig string list and thus the separator is ','.

Great isn't it?

X-KDE-Keywords uses , for separation
Keywords uses ; for separation

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Third design added for the KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising Campaign!

I hope you know we're running a Fundraiser Campaign in KDE land. As a way to say thank you donors over 30€ get a postcard.

Today we've announced the last of the three designs you can choose as a gift when donating.

Donate and get a physical copy of it ;)

Friday, November 07, 2014

KDE Gardening Love Project: KRecipes

KRecipes has been in 2.0beta since 2010 so we decided it will be our next Love Project.

* We want to release 2.0 "quickly" and then 2.1 in one/two months.
* Migrate over to
* Migrate contents over to
* Add krecipes group to reviewboard that mails the KDE mailing list
* Add krecipes to jenkins that mails the mailing list
* Make sure bugs/reviewboards are defaulted to and go thorugh
* Port some of the Qt3Support code (make sure don't break stuff) :D

We will be updating this list at

If you want to join the initiative please join the KDE Gardening mailing list and announce yourself :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

K3b 2.0.3 released

K3b 2.0.3 can be downloaded from

I don't have access to so can't update the news there, shows why the Manifesto is such an important thing.

Changelog since 2.0.2:
* Fixed crash in MetaItemModel on submodel item removal
* Fixed Solid predicates for AudioCd and VideoDvd media. BUG: 265819
* Set error status when CDDB query fails.
* Prefer growisofs to wodim for DVD/BluRay burning.
* Fixed improper track number in CDDB track edit window title. BUG: 276681
* Fixed crash on detecting writing speeds. BUG: 272427
* Fix problem with HL-DT-ST BH10LS30. BUG: 268307
* Fixed compilation with new FFMPEG. BUG: 274817 BUG: 300731
* Allow using CD-R90 and CD-R99 media to full capacity. BUG: 276002
* Refactor the FreeBSD SCSI/CAM interface.
* Fix crash on dvd ripping
* fix sox detection with sox >= 14.4.0. BUG: 301544
* Support more media types. BUG: 261652
* Fix file system detection. BUG: 325616 BUG: 262607
* Surround output filename for transcode with double quotes. BUG: 326097
* Fix FILE name and type detection for cue sheet images. BUG: 337201
* Rip audio tracks in ascending numerical order. BUG: 319678
* Upstream patches from NetBSD.
* Make paranoia lib detection better.
* Don't preview if called process failed. BUG: 268680
* Fix Crash while remove songs in "Mixed mode CD proyect". BUG: 323117
* Use QElapsedTimer to calculate remaining time. BUG: 330239 BUG:315463
* Fix crash in lsof wrapper. BUGS: 340515

This marks the end of the "Gardening Love Project", I'll still be subscribed
to the k3b list but won't do any more than some lurking

I think someone should stand up and start thinking for a 2.1 release.

Monday, November 03, 2014

New postcard design added for the KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising Campaign!

You probably know we're running a Fundraiser Campaign in KDE land. As a way to say thank you donors over 30€ get a postcard.

Today we've announced the second of three designs we are planning.

Donate and get a physical copy of it ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

KDE Gardening Team: K3b

As mentioned on other KDE Gardening Team bugs we are focusing on getting K3b 2.0.3 release out.

The release will be on 4th November if all goes to plan.

Also we are going through the bugs doing two things:

  • Checking if it still happens and asking people to give more info if needed
For bugs that are easy enough to reproduce (i.e. they do not involve having 13 CD burners or writing 50GB of data to a BlueRay disc) we are trying to reproduce them and if we can't ask the reporter for more information while setting the bug status to NEEDSINFO+WAITINGFORINFO

  • Classifying it regarding it's gardening potential
For bugs that we can reproduce or we think they have enough information we are classifying them in three groups using the gardening flag in bugzilla "+" for crashes that are really critical to be fixed before the release[1], "?" for bugs that seem to be relatively easy and someone could pick up and fix if has time but are not a problem if not fixed, and "-" for bugs that are out of the scope of the gardening initiative. Being out of scope of the gardening initiative doesn't mean the bug is more or less valid, it just means that it is not for the gardeners or not very involved people to fix this bug and requires people with more commitment.

You can visit for the relevant bugzilla links.

[1] This should be a mostly empty list since we already have 2.0.2 out and doesn't make sense to delay 2.0.3 until a bug is fixed given 2.0.3 will be already better than 2.0.2

Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising

At KDE sometimes we focus in the technical parts of Free Software. This is understandable since most of us are technical people doing a technical job.

But KDE also has a huge social impact, thanks to KDE there's schools that can teach touch typing , there's people out there that can do their accounting, there's business that can fill their taxes. KDE does provide quality software for all the world to use, making it a better place for all of us.

Donating to KDE is not for you, it is for the entire world.

As a way to say thank you, starting with € 30 KDE e.V. will send a KDE themed postcard to any given address. You will get an extra card for every additional € 10 donation.

More at

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Plasma 5.1 release parties!

Plasma 5.1 is coming up in less than a month, we have already two release parties in the planning, but i'm sure you have some fellow KDE users around you want to meet and have a beer with, so hop onto your local LUG, meetup, or something, organize a party and add it to