Screen reader accessibility for the Plasma desktop

It’s been rather quiet when it comes to accessibility in KDE land for a while. But I’m very happy to see some movement and fresh energy, moving in a good direction.

If you’re curious about making our software available to more users, improving it for everyone (for example keyboard usability), now is the time to [...]

Building KDE applications

Quite often the question comes up how to build a KDE application.

Now we have great tools such as kdesrc-build and buildtool and long wiki pages on techbase…

But many of these aim at building not just one application but the world. Or at least kdelibs and everything on top of it. To start development, it’s often [...]

Attica goes Bretzn

Lately libattica had some new contributions. Project Bretzn kicked off and with that additional functioinallity was needed. I’m happy to release a beta version that will turn into 0.3.0 when everyone has had a chance to play with it for a week.

So please test if it pleases you Especially packagers are encouraged to give feedback, [...]

Going where no gearheads have gone before…

This is my very subjective blog entry about our presence at the Ecumenical Church Day 2010 in Munich. It is my personal take on things. Our presence? That is FSFE and KDE together in one booth, nicely mixing green and blue.

I am back home now and had a night of real sleep. Participating [...]

Plasma Netbook Reference

I haven’t yet blogged about Tokamak 4 yet. Well, it’s only 2.5 weeks after the event. I can finally tell you about one of the projects I worked on Aaron already blogged about the general idea and goes into more technical detail in a second post.

The Plasma team would like to have a reference [...]

Hot new Klassroom – Get started with KDE development

Since KDE Software Compilation 4.4 we have an updated, improved and easier to use Hot New Stuff framework. So far only a few test candidates were ported to it, namely the wallpaper dialog, Parley, Plasma comic strips and Amarok when compiled with 4.4. Now it’s time to change this. In cooperation with our forums staff, [...]

Promo Sprint

Quite often, a group of awesome people meets to promote KDE to new people. Most often that happens on the different IT/Linux/Free Software/something fairs. This is where many technical (and sometimes not so technical) people come together, exchange information, take the chance to talk to people directly involved with our project or just discover something [...]

amaro(c)king git

Lately Git was (and still is) one of the hot topics in KDE land. After Qt has moved to gitorious.org for their public repositories, one question for KDE is where to host the KDE repository – on KDE infrastructure or for example also on Gitorious?

The Amarok team decided  they want Git rather now than [...]

Meeting in Stuttgart

Hi all

If you happen to be in Stuttgart in two weeks – August 1st 2009 that is – why don’t you drop by for a chat with some of your favorite local FSFE and KDE people? Back in February we had a nice FSFE fellow meeting combined with a party to celebrate the [...]

3x Linux Tag and GCDS

Hi Planet FSFE,

like Adrian I decided to move my blog from kdedevelopers.org to the FSFE blogging platform which features a nice WordPress installation.

Just now I’m preparing for Gran Canaria to join the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit (and especially Akademy).

I noticed I still haven’t updated my blog with all the Linux Tag or [...]