Wednesday, January 04, 2023

The KDE Qt5 Patch Collection has been rebased on top of Qt 5.15.8

Commit: https://invent.kde.org/qt/qt/qt5/-/commit/281044e2541c842f8d0b0bc1a199999bf9d9951c


Commercial release announcement: https://www.qt.io/blog/commercial-lts-qt-5.15.8-released


OpenSource release announcement: https://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/announce/2023-January/000388.html

 

As usual I want to personally extend my gratitude to the Commercial users of Qt for beta testing Qt 5.15.8 for the rest of us.

 

The Commercial Qt 5.15.8 release introduced two bugs that have later been fixed. Thanks to that, our Patchset Collection has been able to incorporate the the fix for one of the issues [1] and revert for the other [2]  and the Free Software users will never be affected by it! 

 

P.S: Special shout-out to Andreas Sturmlechner for identifying the fix of the issue, since I usually only pay attention to "Revert XYZ" commits and this one is not a revert but subsequent improvement

Friday, December 23, 2022

Donate to KDE with a 10% power up! (1-week-offer)

Hopefully by now, you know that in KDE we are running an End of Year Fundraising campaign.

If you didn't, now you know :)

The campaign has already raised around 16 thousand euros, but there's still a bit to go to the minimum goal of 20 thousand.

So let's spice things up a little, I will donate 10% of every donation you make, you donate 1€, I will donate 0.1€, you donate 100€ I will donate 10€, etc.

I'm placing my maximum total donation amount at (20000-16211.98)/11 = 344.37, that is if you all donate 3443.7€ (or more), I will donate 344.37 and we'll reach the 20K goal.

How is this going to work? 

I will make my donation on the 31st of December (just one donation, to save up on fees).

For your donation to be included in my matching donation you need to send me an email to aacid@kde.org with your name/email and put in copy (CC) the KDE e.V. board kde-ev-board@kde.org so they can confirm your donation.

Only donations between now (23rd of December around 18:00 CET) and 31st of December will be considered.

Saturday, November 05, 2022

KDE Gear 22.12 branches created

Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the KDE Gear 22.12 releases to them

We're already past the dependency freeze.


The Feature Freeze and Beta is next week Thursday 10 of November.

More interesting dates
 November 24, 2022: 22.12 RC (22.11.90) Tagging and Release
 December 1, 2022: 22.12 Tagging
 December 8, 2022: 22.12 Release

https://community.kde.org/Schedules/KDE_Gear_22.12_Schedule

Friday, October 28, 2022

The KDE Qt5 Patch Collection has been rebased on top of Qt 5.15.7

 Commit: https://invent.kde.org/qt/qt/qt5/-/commit/17246d90b97ef6ecc05cb225bc576b4fb30ca77a

 

Commercial release announcement: https://www.qt.io/blog/commercial-lts-qt-5.15.7-released 


OpenSource release announcement: https://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/announce/2022-October/000376.html

 

As usual I want to personally extend my gratitude to the Commercial users of Qt for beta testing Qt 5.15.7 for the rest of us.

 

The Commercial Qt 5.15.7 release introduced one bug that has later been fixed. Thanks to that, our Patchset Collection has been able to incorporate the revert for bug [1]  and the Free Software users will never be affected by it!

Friday, October 21, 2022

KDE Gear 22.12 release schedule finalized

This is the release schedule the release team agreed on

https://community.kde.org/Schedules/KDE_Gear_22.12_Schedule

Dependency freeze is in TWO weeks (November 3) and feature freeze one after that. 

Get your stuff ready!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Come to Barcelona for Akademy-es 2022!

As previously announced, Akademy 2022 will be happening in Barcelona at the beginning of October.


On top of that, Akademy-es [the Spain spin-off of Akademy] is also happening in Barcelona the days before (29 and 30 of September). So if you're interested in KDE and understand Spanish a bit, please drop by https://www.kde-espana.org/akademy-es-2022 and register yourself at https://www.kde-espana.org/akademy-es2022/registro.php

 

There's also a quite pretty t-shirt you can order but if you want it, you have to register BEFORE the end of the weekend if you want it!

 

Camiseta Akademy-es

Monday, August 15, 2022

Come to Barcelona for Akademy 2022!

Akademy is KDE's yearly community event, this year it happens between October 1st and October 7th in my city comarca [one of the reasons of why it's happening is that our Mr. President tricked me into helping organize it [*]]

 

You don't need to be a "KDE expert" to join, if you're remotely involved or interested in KDE you should really attend if you can (in person if possible, for me online really doesn't work for conferences), and not only the weekend of talks, but the whole week!


I still remember 2007 when our back-then-newbie Mr. President asked me "should I really go to Akademy? All the week? is it really worth it?" and i said "as many days as you can", and I guess we made a good enough impression to convince him to stay around and even want to do all the paper work that involves being in the KDE eV board :D


Anyhow, what i said, come to Akademy 2022! It's free, you'll learn a lot, meet nice people, will be both fun and productive.




And you should too! Register today!

 

 

 

[*] I should really work on my "no" skills, I'm still working on Okular because decades ago i said "how hard can it be" when someone asked to update KPDF to use a newer version of a dependency.