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New KDE-Edu proposal not on the Ideas list -- are there mentors?

Hi everyone, today we had a new proposal called "Improving Khipu and
Analitza." Since this was not put up as an Idea by KDE-Edu, there are not
now mentors. If this is a good student and proposal, please consider
stepping up to mentor or co-mentor. The student is Karina Pereira Passos
who has contributed before: <a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/p/karinapassos/" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/p/karinapassos/">https://phabricator.kde.org/p/karinapassos/</a>.
Ideas of who else to ask are also welcome.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please reply to me privately
telling me your google-connected email, so that I can invite you to the
webapp.

Revisiting the TechBase situation (2 proposals)

Greetings,

I won't be going into history but right now we have two developer-facing
wikis: TechBase and Community. On paper, the division between the two is
clear: "external" vs "community". In addition to still being in transition,
the distinction doesn't always work well in practice:

- Tutorials and information for external developers (a.k.a.

Introduction for GSoC: Koundinya

Hi everyone,

My name is Venkata Rama Koundinya Lanka. I am a final year engineering
student from India. My key skills include android development, C, C++, and
Qt. I would like to contribute to the project porting krita to android for
GSoC 2019.

Yours Sincerely,
Venkata Rama Koundinya Lanka

Hello my name is pahonsi bebeto Achile new developer on c++ programing
language that want get more experience by participate in to Google summer
of 2019
And for that I need mentor and help .and where can I started.
Thanks you

CMake 3.14.1 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.14.1 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Brad King (11):
VS: Fix x64 host recognition by x86 cmake process
find_program: Restore leading double slash on Windows network path
Eclipse: Fix extra generator to not crash on interface libraries
ARMCC: Fix identification of ARM compiler when it defines GNU macros
Help: Clarify policy CMP0082

Updating the Framework apidocs part 1: fixing the presentation

Hello everyone!

It's that docs guy again! Hope you don't mind this brief interruption of
coding activities to give our apidocs some TLC.

I recently went over the KDE Frameworks apidocs, one framework and class at
a time, to get an overview of what we're facing. And, to be honest, there's
quite a lot to be done but we can probably already start with the lowest
hanging fruit: the presentation/style.

KDE Developer Documentation Support update

Greetings KDE Community!

I'm Juan Carlos Torres (Jucato on IRC) and I've recently been hired as a
contractor to get the ball rolling on updating our developer documentation.
Over the years, our community has produced an incredible wealth of
knowledge that now needs our attention and love. While the job description
focuses on new contributors, improving the documentation can benefit even
KDE veterans.

I made a cursory survey of what I considered to be four important areas:

1. <a href="https://kde.org/develop" title="https://kde.org/develop">https://kde.org/develop</a> - where most will probably start their search
(if they didn't use Google)
2.

lgtm integration (automated detection of bugs and problems for programming languages)

Hello kdevelopers,

I'v come to know the lgtm.com this week and started to enjoy it quite
a bit. It provides code analisys for various languages like c/c++ /
java / javascript / python, transforming code to data and extracting
information using a QL Schema + Deep learning.

It's opensource, and *already* runs thru all the kde codebase because
our code has a mirror on github (but it also supports gitlab,
bitbucket).

Concluding the Gitlab Discussion

Hi all,

Over the past few weeks we've had a discussion on whether we'd like to
migrate from Phabricator to Gitlab, for handling both our code reviews
as well as internal tasks (user facing bug reports are explicitly out
of context at this time)

Based on the comments the overall consensus seems to be at this stage
to favour switching to Gitlab.

This however is subject to a caveat around multiple task boards, which
would be needed for larger projects to effectively coordinate amongst
the various sub-projects.

As part of the transition we will also arrange for the email interface
to be enable

Announcement text for the KDE Applications 19.04 release

Hello developers,

the Applications/19.04 branches have been created, which means the
branches are feature-frozen. Our first release for 2019 is nearing!

Please help our promotion team to write an announcement text that
summarizes all the work that went into KDE Applications since our 18.12
release.

I created <a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/T10636" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/T10636">https://phabricator.kde.org/T10636</a> which has a link for the
Etherpad document at <a href="https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_19.04_new_features" title="https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_19.04_new_features">https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_19.04_new_features</a>

Please fill this document in the next few days.

KWin Clipboard Management Project

Hello,

I am a student, and I would like to look into working with KDE for the
Google Summer of Code 2019.
I am interested specifically in KDE because I have used it for several
years, and believe that my experience may be useful to the project.

I have worked on open source projects for almost four years.

KDE Applications 19.04 branches created

Make sure you commit anything you want to end up in the 19.04 release to them [***]

We're already past the dependency freeze.

The Freeze and Beta is this Thursday 21 of March.

More interesting dates
April 4: KDE Applications 19.04 RC (19.03.90) Tagging and Release
April 11: KDE Applications 19.04 Tagging
April 18: KDE Applications 19.04 Release

<a href="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule" title="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule">https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule</a>

Cheers,
Albert

[***] Except for kdenlive, they're having a sprint that ends this weekend so we decided together with them i'll create their branch on Monday

KDE Applications 19.04 Dependency Freeze will be in effect at the end of the UTC day (in 1.5 hours)

<a href="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule#Thursday.2C_March_14.2C_2019:_KDE_Applications_19.04_Dependency_Freeze" title="https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule#Thursday.2C_March_14.2C_2019:_KDE_Applications_19.04_Dependency_Freeze">https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/19.04_Release_Schedule#...</a>

From this moment on it is not allowed to add new dependencies or bump dependencies versions. It is possible to get an exception for this. Post the patch to phabricator and add the release-team as reviewer.

CMake 3.14.0 available for download

I am happy to announce that CMake 3.14.0 is now available for download at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

CMake 3.14.0-rc4 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the fourth CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

The first two 3.14.0 release candidates included the FindOcatave
module. This has been removed in rc3, and rc4 pending further
development.

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

Help regarding Getting involved (and GSoC)

Hi,
I have a few queries from the Get Involved page (
<a href="https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development#Build_some_software" title="https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development#Build_some_software">https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/development#Build_some_software</a>)
specifically from the build some software section.
Can I ask here, or could I be redirected to some kde developers/mentors by
getting their IRC nicks and I could take their help?

Regards,
Abhinav
(India)

Fuzzing KDE software

Hello,

As some of you might have heard, we have been rewriting significantly some
key components of Kdenlive over the past couple years, in an effort to
improve stability, testability, and separation of concerns between the view
and the model.

As part of this effort, on top of traditional unit-tests (none existed
before the rewrite), I have been looking at fuzzing as a way to push the
code to its limit.

ffmpegthumbnailer

Howdy folks,
We have <a href="https://cgit.kde.org/ffmpegthumbs.git" title="https://cgit.kde.org/ffmpegthumbs.git">https://cgit.kde.org/ffmpegthumbs.git</a>, which is not very actively developed.

There is also this upstream project <a href="https://github.com/dirkvdb/ffmpegthumbnailer" title="https://github.com/dirkvdb/ffmpegthumbnailer">https://github.com/dirkvdb/ffmpegthumbnailer</a> which appears to be more actively developed.

It seems kind of wasteful to have two projects that do exactly the same thing, each with few resources and low levels of interest. What do folks think about approaching the maintainer of the project on GitHub and asking if they want to merge with ours? Or should we abandon ours and tell distros to package his instead?

setWindowIcon for QDialog

Hi,

in LabPlot we have couple of modal dialogs, created on the heap and shown with
dlg->exec(). The dialog icon is set in the constructor of the dialog via
QDialog::setWindowIcon(), e.g.
setWindowIcon(QIcon::fromTheme(QLatin1String("labplot-worksheet")));

The icon is set/handled by the window manager if I understand this correctly.
With kwin, the specified icons are not shown and I always get the default
application's icon shown.

CMake 3.14.0-rc3 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the third CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

The first two 3.14.0 release candidates included the FindOcatave
module. This has been removed in rc3 pending further development.

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

KDE Onboarding Sprint - Making it easy to setup a development environment

Hi everyone,

cross-posting here from the kde-community mailing list.

One of the major tasks for the Onboarding goal is to make it easier for
newcomers to KDE to set up a development environment, so they can start
working on the projects they would like to contribute in:
<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/T8484" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/T8484">https://phabricator.kde.org/T8484</a>

We decided to organize a sprint to start working on this challenging task,
in order to:

- Identify our needs
- Brainstorm available options regarding development environments
- Decide on the most appropriate solution
- Set the next steps in order to implement the chosen solution

Is the GSoC Ideas list page still open? YES

We got a question today about the Ideas page -
<a href="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas" title="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas">https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas</a> - is open for more ideas. YES!

We were accepted as a GSoC org and we are open for business. Prepare to be
inundated by students wondering how to make themselves useful to you;
please make them welcome and help them find something productive to do.

If you see any way to improve our GSoC pages or other suggestions, please
pitch in! If you want to mentor and have not yet subscribed to the mentor
list, please do that now, and also ask to be invited to the webapp.

Gitlab Evaluation & Migration

Hi all,

Over the past few months a small group of KDE projects have been
evaluating Gitlab as a replacement for Phabricator, and we’ve now
reached the point where we’re ready to have a community wide
discussion regarding whether we’d like to migrate to Gitlab.

Building KDE statically

Hello KDE developers,

If anyone is interested, here is a brief report on something I have been working on in my spare time.

TLDR: Here are some scripts to build KDE frameworks and okular statically using gcc/musl and cross-building for mingw: <a href="https://github.com/jschultz/kde-static" title="https://github.com/jschultz/kde-static">https://github.com/jschultz/kde-static</a> Look in the file patch-kde.sh to see the interesting stuff.

I've been working on an application based largely on okular that I would like to be able to deploy as simply as possible for users with no technical expertise.

Drag and drop notifications

Hi there,

Spectacle allows you to drag and drop the screenshot notification
directly into other apps and I am trying to implement the same feature
for Flameshot: <a href="https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot/pull/473" title="https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot/pull/473">https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot/pull/473</a>

However, somehow for me, when I drag and drop the notification into
Dolphin, it only offers an option to symbolic link the file.

How can I get the option to also copy and move the file?

I am setting the x-kde-urls hint, but it looks like this is not enough.

Spectacle seems to be doing the very same thing and has it working
correctly and I do not see what I am doing differently?

notes.kde.org having auth trouble

Hello Sysadmin,
People are having trouble authenticating to any of the documents on
notes.kde.org. It's rejecting everyone's credentials for all documents
at the moment.

Would someone mind taking a look?

Nate

Phabricator is down

Can someone give it a swift kick?

Thanks!

Nate

CMake 3.14.0-rc2 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the second CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

Phabricator seems down

Hello sysadmins,
<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org" title="https://phabricator.kde.org">https://phabricator.kde.org</a> is not responding responding right now for
myself and others. Can you give it a kick?

Thanks!

Nate

LXR is inaccessible

Hello Sysadmins,
<a href="https://lxr.kde.org/" title="https://lxr.kde.org/">https://lxr.kde.org/</a> is inaccessible right now. Any ETA on getting it
back up?

Nate

KDE Frameworks 5.55.0 released

09th February 2019. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.55.0.

KDE Frameworks are 79 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
Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

Baloo

[tags_kio] Disable access with a double slashed url, i.e.

CMake 3.14.0-rc1 is ready for testing

I am proud to announce the first CMake 3.14 release candidate.
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.14/release/3.14.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.14 are:

* Support for running CMake on Windows XP and Windows Vista has been
dropped.

PSA: how to prepare apps for non-Plasma X-based shells and their app panels

Hi,

quick heads-up for anyone maintaining applications which also target non-
Plasma shells (X-based, no issue with wayland-based systems):

TL;DR Make sure to have "StartupWMClass=myapp" in the (main) application
desktop file if both WM_CLASS properties of the application window do _not_
match in lowercased version the basename of the application desktop file.
This enables non-Plasma shells map the application windows to application
menu entries (e.g. on the panel)

Your (Qt/KF-based) application should also properly integrate with non-Plasma
shells?

CMake 3.13.4 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.13.4 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Ben Boeckel (2):
Tests: add cases for providing Qt5Core_VERSION manually
AutoGen: query Qt5 version from directory properties

Brad King (5):
Revert "file: Allow DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD using alternate authentication methods"
Intel: Record support for relaxed constexpr by version 18.0.5
macOS: Restore

KWin testing

Hi

How can I test dbus calls which are not released.
I was working on KCM which requires dbus properties .
Properties are also not present in qdbusviewer.

GSoC Ideas page

Hi all, tonight I've moved the project headings which were empty of ideas
from the 2019 page. I pasted them into the end of last year's Ideas page
[1] in case some of you (choqok, kopete, kdevelop, kgpg, kwin, peruse,
plasma, wikitolearn) are going to add ideas late and want those headers
back. I added all the relevant information I could find before opening up
the page to ideas; I should have alphabetized them first!

They are alphabetized them now [2]. Better late than never.

A few ideas still have no mentors listed; please get that done now.
(KDEConnect, LabPlot, Okular).

GSoC 2019: Project Proposal for a New Game

Hello everyone,
I am Pranam Lashkari a computer engineering student from India. Recently I
mentored in GCI 2018 with KDE and successfully completed it. I successfully
completed my GSoC 2018 with Boost community. Where I developed a new
Astronomy Library.

This year I would like to participate in GSoC with the KDE community. I
would like to propose a new game as a student. Details and proposal for the
game can be found here
<https://gist.github.com/lpranam/bc6a0cf595a83d58e3c8c3f0ac6b1c3e>.

Troubles with icon themes

Hello KDE developers,

I wonder if someone can help me work out what is going on here.

I have build some KDE applications (konsole and okular) from source using kdesrc-build, using QT5 version 5.11.3 also built from sources. The applications build and run, but do not load the icons used in the UI. I have the following lines in ~/.config/kdeglobals:

and running strace on the application reveals that it is finding and crawling the oxygen icon theme directories.

GSoC org application time

Hi all, I've started our application.

The deadline for applications: February 6, 2019 at 12:00 (PST).

By the deadline, we need to have an absolutely *splendid* Ideas page (1).
Before the deadline, I'll remove all the placeholders such as teams with no
Ideas listed, or ideas with no mentors listed. Teams which have
participated in the past but are empty still: KDE Partition
Manager, Kopete, Choqok, Peruse, KGpg, KWin, Plasma, WikiToLearn, KDevelop
and Xdg-desktop-portal-kde.

So far, I'm the only admin listed. Anyone game to help administer this
year?

KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore 4.0 beta / KAuth review request / Name of the program

Hi,

I would like to announce beta release of KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore partitioning library.

<a href="https://download.kde.org/unstable/kpmcore/3.80.0/src/kpmcore-3.80.0.tar.xz.mirrorlist" title="https://download.kde.org/unstable/kpmcore/3.80.0/src/kpmcore-3.80.0.tar.xz.mirrorlist">https://download.kde.org/unstable/kpmcore/3.80.0/src/kpmcore-3.80.0.tar....</a>
<a href="https://download.kde.org/unstable/partitionmanager/3.80.0/src/partitionmanager-3.80.0.tar.xz.mirrorlist" title="https://download.kde.org/unstable/partitionmanager/3.80.0/src/partitionmanager-3.80.0.tar.xz.mirrorlist">https://download.kde.org/unstable/partitionmanager/3.80.0/src/partitionm...</a>

Summary of changes:
* libparted backend is removed and replaced with sfdisk backend. util-linux 2.32 is required.
As a result FAT16/FAT32 resize support is only available if fatresize is installed. fatresize is a thin
wrapper around libparted and is already packaged by most distros.

CMake 3.13.3 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.13.3 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

* The VS 2017 generator has been fixed to work when VS 2019 is installed.

Brad King (4):
VS: Exclude VS 2019 instances when using VS 2017 generator
Tests: Add cases for -{C,D,U} without a source tree
Tests: Add case for warning when AUTOMOC/UIC/RCC gets disabled
CMake 3.13.3

Cra

Cache of .rc files / KXMLGui?

Hi,

I am working on .rc files used by KXMLGUI on Kate originally build with kdesrc-build and installed
in a directory in my home directory which is separeted from the system-wide KDE installation.

Now, even after system restart, when I start /usr/bin/kate, some of the menu changes of the
development version appear in the menu. Is there a kind of menu cache that has gotten affected? If
yes, can it be cleared?

Gregor

How to kdesrc-build a specific release?

Hello,

Sorry for cross-posting, but 10 days after posting this on the 'KDE Frameworks & Development' forum I've had no response so trying again here:

I have a quick question about kdesrc-build. Can I use it to build a specific KDE release/tag, or at least a consistent stable release? The branch-group stable-kf5-qt5 seems to use bleeding edge source code. The 'tag' option seems to need to be specified separately for each module.

Logout from kde and show a black page on Fedora 28 KDE Live x86_64 Virtual machine installed on Qemu and VMware

Hi All!
I installed Fedora 28 KDE Live x86_64 as Virtual Machines on Qemu/KVM and VMware.
If I input wrong password once on sddm login page . After I logout from Fedora, then the fedora always show me a black screen.
I worked on this problem for serveral days, but I failed.
Can Anyone help me to fix this problem?

Thanks a lot!

<a href="mailto: ... at coretek dot com.cn"> ... at coretek dot com.cn</a>

Logout from kde and show a black page on Fedora 28 KDE Live x86_64 Virtual machine installed on Qemu and VMware

Hi All!
I installed Fedora 28 KDE Live x86_64 as Virtual Machines on Qemu/KVM and VMware.
If I input wrong password once on sddm login page . After I logout from Fedora, then the fedora always show me a black screen.
I worked on this problem for serveral days, but I failed.
Can Anyone help me to fix this problem?

Thanks a lot!

<a href="mailto: ... at coretek dot com.cn"> ... at coretek dot com.cn</a>

i18n po files : Hooks for number of arguments on SVN

Hello,
I'm facing an issue with translation of kdeconnect_android, their
res/values/strings.xml ressources file contains :

<plurals name="incoming_files_text">
<item quantity="one">File: %1s</item>
<item quantity="other">(File %2$d of %3$d) : %1$s</item>
</plurals>

Understandably (in KDE/QT context), the SVN commit pre-hook rejects this
plural form message because the singular contains 1 argument and the plural
form 3 arguments.

Kopete and Libjingle

This patch needs tested for Kopete
<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/D13231" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/D13231">https://phabricator.kde.org/D13231</a>

But I don't know how to test it. Does anyone use jabber and video conferencing through it with libjingle?

I signed up for accounts at this server
<a href="https://jabber.hot-chilli.net/forms/create/" title="https://jabber.hot-chilli.net/forms/create/">https://jabber.hot-chilli.net/forms/create/</a> and I can send messages
from Kopete but messages don't arrive in Kopete when sent from their
web client. And I see no options to use video conference in Kopete as
would use Jingle.

If there's nobody who uses this any more I think we should remove Kopete to unmaintained.

Jonathan

CMake 3.13.2 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.13.2 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

* CMake 3.13.0 included a change to pass compiler implicit include
directories to the "moc" tool for "AUTOMOC".

Ideas for GSoC

Hi folks, a few teams have added their ideas to
<a href="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas" title="https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas">https://community.kde.org/GSoC/2019/Ideas</a> but many have not yet done so.
PLEASE get this done before the end of the year! We need to submit our
application January 15 2019 which is about one month away.

Please don't make me write to every application development list and beg.

Valorie

Contributing to KDE is hard because of its build architecture

Please, don't take it as a rant, because I got over my frustraction a
week ago, and just writing it in the hope to point out something that
other developers might not see.

I'm not using KDE myself (i3wm here), but 2 weeks ago I stepped into my
never-ending journey of trying to use KMail, failed it (of course,
filled bug-reports along the way), and then figured "Okay, I'm a
developer — why wouldn't I just go fix the app".

And then I got into a trouble: building KMail. I have most recent stable
KDE, but upstream KMail requires its dependencies to be also built from
upstream.

Building KDE (phonon-vlc) fails

Hi,

please forgive my ignorance. It has been ages since I last built KDE from
sources.

Using kdesrc-build, the phonon-vlc package fails on cmake with the following
error:
-- Checking for module 'libvlc'
-- Found libvlc, version 3.0.4
CMake Error at cmake/FindLIBVLC.cmake:106 (message):
Could not find LibVLC

Found, but not found? Maybe it is looking for a different version?

libvlc-dev is installed on Kubuntu 18.04.

Any idea on what I am missing here?

Cheers
Frederik

Kleopatra devel

Hello,

I would like to help with development with the Kleopatra/GPG4win project.

Would there be someone available for mentoring as this is the first time
I get involved in a KDE project.

Thank You!

Contributing

Hi everyone,
I got an university assignment to contribute to open source game project.I
was wandering if anyone could recommend me any KDE game project that needs
improving or refer me to someone I could talk directly about this.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. sorry if this isn't right place for this, I am new here

KIO slave-socket shortcut - does it exist?

KIO works.

My current level of understanding is that apps ask klauncher/kdeinit for a
KIO slave if they need one. Then either kdeinit spawns a new slave process,
or there is already an idle slave and it is reused. Idle slaves kill
themselves after a couple of minutes if no request is coming in.
Communication between the slave and the app happens via a socket, usually
to find in /run/user/$UID.

The question is if, or rather when, it is possible to shortcut this
process. Do slaves, especially idle ones, accept commands issued by third
programs via these sockets?

Commitfilter

Hello,

I still receive commit messages from commitfilter. How can I cancel that since
<a href="https://commitfilter.kde.org" title="https://commitfilter.kde.org">https://commitfilter.kde.org</a> does not work anymore.

Best
Christian

Mockup Design Assets for KDE

Hey y'all.

(posting this to two mailing lists as I'm a bit confused which is most useful)

Do we have an equivalent of this for KDE?

<a href="https://github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups-resources" title="https://github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups-resources">https://github.com/gnome-design-team/gnome-mockups-resources</a>

I was debating just winging it in Qt Designer for a little bit but something
like the above allows people without Qt Designer to use other tools like
Pencil (<a href="https://pencil.evolus.vn/" title="https://pencil.evolus.vn/">https://pencil.evolus.vn/</a> + <a href="https://github.com/evolus/pencil" title="https://github.com/evolus/pencil">https://github.com/evolus/pencil</a>) for
making mockups and design.

Also, do we have a place to submit mockups for application design and ideas
for KDE?

CMake 3.13.1 available for download

We are pleased to announce that CMake 3.13.1 is now available for download.

Please use the latest release from our download page:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Thanks for your support!

Brad King (3):
Fortran: Fix module dependency scanning with upper-case SUBMODULE
FindBoost: Restore finding without CXX language enabled
CMake 3.13.1

Harry Mallon (1):
VS: Avoid crash with VS 2015 when all SDKs are higher than 10.0.14393.0

Sebastian Holtermann (1):
Autogen

Question about KNewStuff *.knsrc files and manualy installation

For example, we have KDE Aplication program with knsrc files for
KNS3::DownloadDialog (from KHotNewStuff - KDE Framework).
Acording to documentation (
<a href="https://api.kde.org/frameworks/knewstuff/html/classKNS3_1_1DownloadDialog.html" title="https://api.kde.org/frameworks/knewstuff/html/classKNS3_1_1DownloadDialog.html">https://api.kde.org/frameworks/knewstuff/html/classKNS3_1_1DownloadDialo...</a>,
"Detailed Description") KNewStuff searchs knsrc files only in /etc/xdg
directory.
It works good for packages from repository, because in this case, if we
install knsrc files using KDE_INSTALL_CONFDIR, in package the files will be
in /etc/xdg.
But, if we build and install the program from source, we have some
problems: we could don't change CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX (/usr

CMake 3.13.0 available for download

I am happy to announce that CMake 3.13.0 is now available for download at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/download/" title="https://cmake.org/download/">https://cmake.org/download/</a>

Documentation is available at:
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.13" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.13">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.13</a>

Release notes appear below and are also published at
<a href="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.13/release/3.13.html" title="https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.13/release/3.13.html">https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.13/release/3.13.html</a>

Some of the more significant changes in CMake 3.13 are:

* The Visual Studio Generators for VS 2010 and above learned to
support the "INTERPROCEDURAL_OPTIMIZATION" target property and
supporting "CheckIPOSupported" module.

* The "Green Hills MULTI" generator has been updated to include
support for platform,

Greetings!

Hi,

I am a student participating in the Google Code In Challenge. As a part of
my task, I am to introduce my interests to the mailing list. I have been
interested in computer science and business for the past five years and
mainly develop in Java, Swift, and Python. I first started to develop
mobile apps as a fun way to pass time. Over the years, my interest in
computer science has significantly grown and I have found more practical
uses for coding. Using my skills, I have founded a $3 million startup and
have won notable accelerator programs around the world.

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