KDE has migrated to GitLab! Most projects are now hosted on KDE's own GitLab instance located at
Read more about how it went and what it means for you at
Here's GitLab's blog post with more details on the move:
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: https://protonmail.com/blog/privacy-contact-tracing-apps/ However, it doesn't mitigate the privacy issues inherent to Android and Google. 3/8
For those interested, Switzerland’s National Cyber Security Centre made a similar point in a security assessment of the app. https://www.melani.admin.ch/dam/melani/de/dokumente/2020/INR-4434_NCSC_Risk_assessment.pdf.download.pdf/INR-4434_NCSC_Risk_assessment.pdf 8/8
There's a free open source app for @pixelfed under development called PixelDroid. You can follow it here:
Developers can help the project at:
Translators can help at:
(In case you're unfamiliar with it, PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram, you can find out more at https://pixelfed.org/)
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.
#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💡
Thinkprivacy recognises vivaldi browser 👍
LibreOffice 6.4.4 has been released, with almost 100 bugfixes and compatibility improvements: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/05/21/libreoffice-644/
Updates to KDE's applications released today bring improvements and new features to Gemini, Kdenlive, Tellico, Okular, Kontact (and KMail), and many more.
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: https://qa.blog.documentfoundation.org/2020/05/12/libreoffice-7-0-alpha1-is-ready-for-testing/
KDE Plasma 5.18.5 Desktop Released with More Than 60 Changes
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: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.0/
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:
LBRY continues to grow
#KDETip: Install gnuplot, then do:
1. Open KRunner with [Alt] + [Space]
2. Type "=plot( [some function] )", e.g.:
4. Profit! 💡
Disk storage price over time (decreasing like Moore's Law). But what about the next decade? https://jcmit.net/disk2015.htm
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. https://protonmail.com/blog/android-open-source/
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