This release brings an all-new login screen design completing the Breeze startup experience we trialed in Plasma 5.6. The layout has been tidied up and is more suitable for workstations that are part of a domain or company network. The Air and Oxygen Plasma themes which we still fully support for users that prefer a more three-dimensional design have also been improved.
For improved accessibility, Breeze icons within applications are now tinted depending on the color scheme, similarly to how it's done within Plasma. This resolves situations where our default dark icons might show up on dark surfaces.
In our previous release we added Jump List Actions for quicker access to certain tasks within an application. This has feature has been extended and those actions are also found through KRunner now.
Plasma 5.7 marks the return of the agenda view in the calendar, which provides a quick and easily accessible overview of upcoming appointments and holidays.
Many improvements have been added to the Volume Control applet: it gained the ability to control volume on a per-application basis and allows you to move application output between devices using drag and drop. Also implemented is the ability to raise the volume above 100%.
More at: https://dot.kde.org/2016/06/17/kde-plasma-57-beta =)
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This evening I've played around a bit with the Sticker Constructor Specification and its template, and this is the result:
Now I just have to:
* find somebody in Europe who prints good stickers and doesn't require illustrator (or other proprietary software) to submit files for non-rectangular shapes
* find out which Debian team I should contact to submit the files so that they can be used by everybody interested.
But neither will happen today, nor probably tomorrow, because lazy O:-)
Edit: now that I'm awake I realized I forgot to thank Enrico and MadameZou for their help in combining my two proposals in a better design.
A new version of the Plasma Desktop has been released, v5.5.0 \o/
A few of the new features include:
If you start a technical talk with the sentence that the technology you working on "changes the way we're all thinking about computing", then you are (a) believing your own hype and (b) shouldn't be believed or trusted as a technical expert.
Very little has changed fundamentally about computing in many decades. The details change, platforms change, but there are two ways to do computing: you do it on a machine in front of you or you do it on a machine on some network, and you have connections between the two.
The rest is details. Yes, we've invented ways to do the details better, or worse, as the case may be.
Help us make Debian speak your language! Less than an hour every once in a while -even just a couple of minutes, can make a difference.
I recently became !Debian developer. Husband closed his Facebook account. AFK, internet not everytime = no wrists pain. Only bad:no !coffee
¡Gracias! Seguiré en los equipos de traducción, publicidad, y la web. Además, espero poder ayudar a arreglar fallos en infraestructura, promover y expandir contributors.debian.org, y facilitar la entrada y el camino a otras personas que quieran participar en Debian.
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Tomorrow, August 16th, Debian will turn 21.
To celebrate, I just hijacked a private Debian BSP - the one @valhalla organized at her home during her Debian party - and got the permission to participate remotely with anyone else from the #pumpiverse! :D
So, if you feel like squashing some Debian bugs tomorrow, join #debian-bugs on irc.debian.org from 7:30 am UTC. (Check what time is that for you here on your terminal with
date --date='TZ="UTC" 7:30 next Sat'
or check it out at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html )
Don't be shy: if you never participated to a BSP, this is a good occasion! It's nothing terribly difficult and it's pretty fun. And remember: it's not necessarily about coding, so if you don't code (like me!) you can contribute anyway and help triaging bugs.
Also, spread the word! :) #debian #bsp #debianbirthday