Tag Archives: Free Software

KDE joins the Outreach Program for Women

 

KDE will – for the first time this year – participate in the “Outreach Program for Women”. This was originally started by GNOME, but has also other participating organisations like Wikimedia, Mozilla, Fedora and others.

With KDAB as our sponsor …

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We Love Free Software!

It’s this time of the year again, where we express our love for what and whom we like:

This year I want to express my personal thanks to

the kmail developers for the awesome work during the last year,
the KDE sysadmins for …

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Get your Christmas presents: Amarok 2.5 and KDE 4.7.4 on Windows!

Our KDE-Windows team has been working silently in the background to present you a whole new experience: You can now use your preferred Desktop experience and Audio player on MS Windows, too!

Indeed, Amarok 2.5 is the first stable version we release …

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Last week in Amarok

The last days working towards a release
We plan to release Amarok 2.4 at the end of this week and our developers have concentrated their efforts on fixing release blockers and eventual regressions. A lot of users helped us with …

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Podcast: Ian Monroe on KDE Masters of the Universe

Gamaral at Work. Image by Martin Cathrae

KDE developer and master conspiracy theorist Gamaral has recorded a new Podcast episode of KDE and the Masters of the Universe. This time, the main guest is Amarok developer Ian “THE BEARD” …

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Want to test the phonon-vlc backend? Here you go :)

As some of you might have read in Mark Kretschmann’s blog, we now have a fairly good phonon-vlc backend that already works better in many ways than other available backends. It is still in alpha stage, but we would …

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In an ideal world…

… every Free Software project should not only have developers, but also

graphical artists
usability experts
user support specialists
documentation writers/translators
software translators
bug triagers
marketing ninjas
community managers
release managers
website and wiki maintainers
unlimited funds…

Amarok is very lucky to have most of those. No, not the unlimited funds, …

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User behaviour in the open and closed source world, and why I use Free Software

Funny how people behave sometimes:

I remember from the times I was still in the Closed Source user fraction, I sometimes send bug reports and/or wishes which were simply ignored, as I was a insignificant small user, not investing much …

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