KDE has migrated to GitLab! Most projects are now hosted on KDE's own GitLab instance located at

invent.kde.org/public/

Read more about how it went and what it means for you at

dot.kde.org/2020/06/30/kdes-gi

Here's GitLab's blog post with more details on the move:

about.gitlab.com/blog/2020/06/

Switzerland’s app lets people infected with COVID-19 anonymously notify people they’ve been in contact with that they may also have contracted the virus. These people can then quarantine themselves, preventing further transmission of the disease. 2/8

SwissCovid uses the #DP3T protocol, which keeps all sensitive data stored locally on the users' device. Overall, the protocol is not too bad as we have explained here: protonmail.com/blog/privacy-co However, it doesn't mitigate the privacy issues inherent to Android and Google. 3/8

There's a free open source app for @pixelfed under development called PixelDroid. You can follow it here:

@PixelDroid

Developers can help the project at:
gitlab.shinice.net/pixeldroid/

Translators can help at:
weblate.pixeldroid.org/project

(In case you're unfamiliar with it, PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram, you can find out more at pixelfed.org/)

#PixelDroid #PixelFed #Fediverse #Android #Instagram #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre

Tons of features and fixes arrive in Plasma 5.19. Spectacle, KDE's screenshot tool, gets a timer on Wayland; KRunner can open search results in private/incognito windows; the Digital Clock widget’s calendar pop-up has been streamlined, and much more.

pointieststick.com/2020/06/19/

#KDETip: Change your Desktop Wallpaper the Easy Way

1. Open your web browser and find the image you like
2. Right click on the image and pick "View Image" from the pop up menu
3. Click on the image and, holding down the left button on your mouse, drag it to your desktop
4. Pick "Wallpaper" ➡️ "Set Image" from the pop up menu💡

Starting today, you can get the ProtonVPN Android app from F-Droid. This means our #VPN app is now:
✅ Verified by the @fdroidorg team
✅ Independent of Google's app store
✅ Harder for governments to block
Read more here: protonvpn.com/blog/f-droid-dow

Updates to KDE's applications released today bring improvements and new features to Gemini, Kdenlive, Tellico, Okular, Kontact (and KMail), and many more.

kde.org/announcements/releases

LibreOffice 7.0 is on the way! Our QA (quality assurance) community has announced the first Alpha release, for testing. The final version is due in early August. More details here: qa.blog.documentfoundation.org

Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video (inkscape.org/release-video-1-0) and download it here: inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

Note: If the download link doesn't work, check back a little later. The files are being propagated across our CDN.

Developers of Kontact (KDE's suite of apps for managing email, calendars, contacts and tasks) have spent March and April enhancing the suite's stability, adding features and beefing up security for your messages. Check out all the changes here:

dvratil.cz/2020/05/march-and-a

#KDETip: Install gnuplot, then do:

1. Open KRunner with [Alt] + [Space]
2. Type "=plot( [some function] )", e.g.:

=plot(sin(x)^2*cos(x))

3. ???
4. Profit! 💡

Disk storage price over time (decreasing like Moore's Law). But what about the next decade? jcmit.net/disk2015.htm

Eight new ProtonVPN servers are now available in #Slovenia. This means you'll be able to browse securely while using a Slovenian IP. And if you're located in Eastern Europe, you will have more choices for fast #VPN connections. protonvpn.com/blog/slovenia-ne

Our ProtonMail Android app is now open source! Starting today, every app you use to access Proton services are open source and have passed an independent security audit. You can find all the details here. protonmail.com/blog/android-op

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