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KDE Ships KDE Applications 18.08.0

August 16, 2018. KDE Applications 18.08.0 are now released.

We continuously work on improving the software included in our KDE Application series, and we hope you will find all the new enhancements and bug fixes useful!

What’s new in KDE Applications 18.08

System

Dolphin, KDE’s powerful file manager, has received various quality-of-life improvements:

Multiple enhancements for Konsole, KDE’s terminal emulator application, are available:

Graphics

18.08 is a major release for Gwenview, KDE’s image viewer and organizer. Over the last months contributors worked on a plethora of improvements. Highlights include:

Image zooming has become more convenient:

Image comparison mode received several enhancements:

A number of smaller enhancements was introduced to make your workflow even more enjoyable:

Office

KMail, KDE’s powerful email client, features some improvements in the travel data extraction engine. It now supports UIC 918.3 and SNCF train ticket barcodes and Wikidata-powered train station location lookup. Support for multi-traveler itineraries was added, and KMail now has integration with the KDE Itinerary app.

Akonadi, the personal information management framework, is now faster thanks to notification payloads and features XOAUTH support for SMTP, allowing for native authentication with Gmail.

Education

Cantor, KDE’s frontend to mathematical software, now saves the status of panels (“Variables”, “Help”, etc.) for each session separately. Julia sessions have become much faster to create.

User experience in KAlgebra, our graphing calculator, has been significantly improved for touch devices.

Utilities

Contributors to Spectacle, KDE’s versatile screenshot tool, focused on improving the Rectangular Region mode:

To make sharing your screenshots with others easier, links for shared images are now automatically copied to the clipboard. Screenshots can now be automatically saved in user-specified sub-directories.

Kamoso, our webcam recorder, was updated to avoid crashes with newer GStreamer versions.

Bug Stomping

More than 120 bugs have been resolved in applications including the Kontact Suite, Ark, Cantor, Dolphin, Gwenview, Kate, Konsole, Okular, Spectacle, Umbrello and more!

Full Changelog

You can find the full list of changes here.

Spread the Word

Non-technical contributors are an important part of KDE’s success. While proprietary software companies have huge advertising budgets for new software releases, KDE depends on people talking with other people. Even for those who are not software developers, there are many ways to support the KDE Applications release. Report bugs. Encourage others to join the KDE Community. Or support the nonprofit organization behind the KDE community

Please spread the word on the Social Web. Submit stories to news sites, use channels like delicious, digg, reddit, and twitter. Upload screenshots of your new set-up to services like Facebook, Flickr, ipernity and Picasa, and post them to appropriate groups. Create screencasts and upload them to YouTube, Blip.tv, and Vimeo. Please tag posts and uploaded materials with 'KDE'. This makes them easy to find, and gives the KDE Promo Team a way to analyze coverage for this KDE Applications release.

Installing KDE Applications Binary Packages

Packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE Applications for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Additional binary packages, as well as updates to the packages now available, may become available over the coming weeks.

Package Locations

For a current list of available binary packages of which the KDE Project has been informed, please visit the Community Wiki.

Compiling KDE Applications

The complete source code for KDE Applications may be freely downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing are available from the KDE Applications 18.08.0 Info Page.

Trademark Notices.

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All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.


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