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Test away!
 
Time for Beta Testing of Plasma 5.8 LTS!

You can download and test it using either Neon Dev unstable ( http://files.kde.org/neon/images/neon-devedition-gitunstable/current/ ) , KaOS ( https://kaosx.us/ ) or Opensuse Argon/Krypton ( http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Medias/images/iso/ )
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Vernon was the guy who made the Oxygen font and a well loved person in the Open Source community.
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Finally, after months of work, Kirigami 1.0 release sees the light of that day!
Kirigami it's a minimalistic extension to QtQuickControls, providing some things missing in the basic controls to write nice multi platform QML-based applications, built around a coherent set of Human interface guidelines.
https://dot.kde.org/2016/08/10/kdes-kirigami-ui-framework-gets-its-first-public-release

want to see how it looks on your Android device?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kde.kirigamigallery
Kirigami UI, KDE's user interface framework for mobile and convergent applications, which was first announced in March, is now publicly released! Kirigami UI allows Qt developers to easily create applications that run on most major mobile and desktop platforms without modification (though adapted user interfaces for different form-factors are supported and recommended for optimal user experience). It extends the touch-friendly Qt Quick Controls w...
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Yesterday I did lead my first 30 meters pitch (Girotondo, 5c in Finale Ligure) that's quite another level of scary compared with the ~15 meters stuff I was used to, and quite literally "pushing your comfort zone".
When you see the last quickdraw you placed 3 meters below you (and the ground 20-something) and the next bolt just a couple of moves away.. just a couple too much, all fibers in your body tell you "give up", fingers are starting to slip, they want to slip.
But you really rather not want to give up, because again, the last quickdraw you placed is 3 meters below you, so the fall will be very long (and scary, and potentially painful), and because what the hell, you came all the way up there, just to give up?
You just say fuck pain, fuck the fear, and just keep moving forward, one slow move at a time, just try to clip a quickdraw to one last bolt, and then I'll maybe give up there, after all even if I fail, yes the fall will be long and scary and potentially painful, but at least I know I failed trying. All the safety precautions were taken (is a surprisingly safe thing to do, once you go manically through the checklist, it's a very security conscious community) so while accidents do happen, usually the "worst thing that can happen" is "not very much". In that controlled environment you learn to replace pretty quickly the "should do this", "should have done that when I could" with the "just go for it".
In KDE we are in front of an often overwhelming task of bringing free software to a world that seems to be more and more interested in proprietary clouds by tech giants, but only one last bolt, only a few last moves, and after that, only one last bolt.
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our designers awesomeness continues
 
32px mimetype icon redesign is finished from my side +Alex L. will polish them. 64px ones will come soon.
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microsoft decided that getting on par with KDE Connect was "bad for business"(tm)
And that's a good example why you want to use Open Source software  :)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3089380/windows/microsoft-kills-windows-10s-planned-ability-to-send-texts-from-your-pc-to-bolster-skype.html
Microsoft had a working feature that let you see and respond to text messages on your PC inside the Messaging app. Now it's killed that feature to bring it to Skype.
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Even an Open Source company may decide that something is not in their business interest and stop working on it, but if they have already released code, at least the community can pick up and release it on their own.

Not all Open Source companies release code for features before they are finished, though, so things like that may happen in the FOSS world as well, and we have seen features in FOSS applications or DEs - and even whole applications - die before they were even born.
The difference is that in the FOSS world most of the time these are not conscious decisions but the result of people losing interest in their projects.
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