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KDE Frameworks 6 Branching

We are nearing an important milestone in the KDE Frameworks 6 development, branching and thus splitting the development of KDE Frameworks 5 and 6 is getting really close now. That’s not the only noteworthy news from the KF6 work though. Branching plan Following the plan from Akademy this should happen after 5.101, which is about to be released. Given we still have a few things to sort out around tooling and infrastructure as well as...

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KDE Ships Frameworks 5.101.0

Saturday, 10 December 2022 KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.101.0. KDE Frameworks are 83 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the KDE Frameworks release announcement. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to...

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Generating Dependency Data for kdesrc-build

As you may know KDE consists of many different subprojects, where some projects depend on other projects. Most KDE projects depend on some KDE Frameworks, but other dependencies are also possible, e.g. plasma-desktop depends on plasma-workspace. To be able to automate building projects (for the CI system or tools like kdesrc-build) you need a machine-readable source of dependency information. For a long time this information has been...

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Status of the 15-Minute Bug Initiative

It’s been almost a year since I announced the 15-Minute Bug Initiative for Plasma. In a nutshell, this initiative proposed to identify and prioritize fixing bugs you can find “within the first 15-minutes of using the system” that make Plasma look bad and feel fundamentally unstable and broken. This initiative has been a huge success so far! We started out with 100 bugs, and 11 months later we’re down to 47! But it’s even...

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Web Review, Week 2022-48

Let’s go for my web review for the week 2022-48. osquery | Easily ask questions about your Linux, Windows, and macOS infrastructure Tags: tech, monitoring This looks like an interesting OS level monitoring solution. https://osquery.io/ WebAssembly: Go vs Rust vs AssemblyScript :: Ecostack — a developer blog Tags: tech, webassembly, performance Little simple benchmark of WebAssembly performances for the most common languages found...