As we released mageia 6 and we released Pulse 4.0 at work i had some time to think about what i would like to see, to do for mageia 7.
I will continue to work on Plasma/KDE as this is the DE i use daily and i love it.
Plasma will be better integrated and will know some updates for mageia 6 (stay tuned 😉 ).
I would love to see an educational flavour for Mageia. I kind of started with mageia 6 by adding some tools of abuledu but had to remove some parts.
If someone wants to help on this task, you can directly contact me.
The second task would be a server flavour for mageia by integrating pulse better. I started by working on openldap yesterday.
As for the first task, if someone want to works on this or directly on Pulse ( python, php apps ) you can directly contact me.
Mageia KDE Team just finished to push in Mageia cauldron :
– Plasma 5.8.2 ( the Plasma LTS version )
– KDE Applications 16.08.2
– KDE Frameworks 5.27.0
If you find packaging bugs don’t hesitate and come in Mageia Bugtracker
And if you want to join KDE Team and help you can mail us or find us on IRC ( freenode : #mageia-kde ).
it is with pleasure that I see that Mageia is increasingly used.
However, this implies more work. It is important that more contributors help the distribution and it can be done at different levels: Graphics, web, testing, packaging (KDE, Java Kernel, etc.).
If you are interested, please join us (http://ml.mageia.org or on irc freenode #mageia-dev or #mageia).
KDE Applications 15.08 RC is now available in Mageia cauldron with new akonadi and Kdepim based on KF5.
As reminder, please report bugs to KDE Bugzilla and packaging bug to Mageia Bugzilla
Now that cauldron is open, the kde team has updated KF5 to 5.12.0, Plasma to 5.3.2 and Kde Applications to 15.04.3.
we have added minimal kde-workspace and kdebase4-runtime that can now be installed with plasma.
This migration is a good way to remove old and unmaintained apps.
If you want to help don’t be shy 🙂
SystemSettings has no icons if .kde is missing.
No customisation for now.
Sddm in cauldron is now updated to the last release ( 0.0.9 ) and it is now working. Some work have been done for in the pam config file.
If you want to test it in mageia you will need to do :
systemctl disable prefdm.service && systemctl enable sddm.service
On next reboot it will not use prefdm anymore but sddm will start.
If you notice any probleme, please report your bug into Mageia Bugzilla.
Things moved recently about kf5 in mageia. We had, since a long time, the framework part.
Now that the first stable release is out we packaged the desktop/workspace release based on KF5.
Unfortunalty this can’t be co-installed in parallel of KDE4. For the moment ( not yet clean packages ) you have to follow those steps:
1- Remove kdebase4-workspace ( this will remove a bunch of packages workspace dependant ( plasma applets, etc).
2- install plasma-desktop and plasma-workspace
3 restart your session and in your favorite DM go in KF5.
Keep in mind that those are experimental packages.
To report « packaging » bugs, please go to the Mageia Bugzilla
To report funcionnal bugs, please go to KDE Bugzilla
After some weeks of work, we now have in mageia the First Alpha of KF5.
This is the first step to have this new Version usable, as we now need to wait for the runtime and workspace pieces to be available, we miss a task-framework or task-kf5 but this will come later.
This is about 60 New src.rpms.
Have fun !