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Has anyone succeeded with Akonadi?

jrepin Akonadi works fine here (2 comments)

I'm using Kontact 4.11 and it works just fine here. I'm using LDAP and POP3 servers and I'm subscribed to a lot of mailing lists and some of my e-mail folders are quite huge, yet all works fine. So yes I can say I have succeeded in using Akonadi and Kontact 2. Oh I'm using it on gentoo and openSUSE Linux if that can be of help.

about 7 months ago
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KDE 4.10 Released with a lot of Improvements

jrepin KDE = community/group of people (1 comments)

KDE is not a desktop anymore but a name of community or a group of people who create desktop and other software. So KDE can't be released and can't have a version number. It's KDE's software that gets released. And this is the release of version 4.10 of collection of KDE software which is called KDE Software Compilation. BTW next time it would be great if you could link to the original source of news: the official announcement: http://kde.org/announcements/4.10/

about a year ago
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KDE 4.10 Released, The Fastest KDE Ever

jrepin KDE = community/group of people (1 comments)

KDE is not a desktop anymore but a name of community or a group of people who create desktop and other software. So KDE can't be released and can't have a version number. It's KDE's software that gets released. And this is the release of version 4.10 of collection of KDE software which is called KDE Software Compilation. BTW next time it would be great if you could link to the original source of news: the official announcement: http://kde.org/announcements/4.10/

about a year ago
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Two New Books by Richard Stallman Published

jrepin Re:Free...They are (3 comments)

They are already available for download from FSF: Free Software, Free Society and Free as in Freedom. So no need for torrents. Although it is a great and encouraging if people buy this book and thus support the noble and hard work FSF does to defend our liberties/freedoms. And if you worry about buying books because it kills trees, then just download the copies and make a donation to FSF.

more than 2 years ago
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KDE Software Compilation 4.6.0 Released

jrepin Re:I do wish they'd quit rebranding (202 comments)

Well the problem was that KDE wasn't only the desktop anymore. The desktop was only one small part of software the hardworking contributers produced. So in the end KDE became the name of the people working on the software and if you only wan't to refer to the desktop part, now you say KDE Plasma desktop.

more than 3 years ago
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Yahoo Messenger Blocks Outside IM Clients

jrepin Re:The lesson to be learned here (367 comments)

Couldn't agree more. Jabber is the future. We need open standards and freedom to deploy our own servers for open protocols. Just like wth e-mail. Imagine what a sucky world it would be if there were so many incompatible and propriatery e-mail standards owned by companies. Just scarry.

Jabber on people!

more than 10 years ago

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EU accused of doing nothing to free themselves from dependence on Microsoft

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about three weeks ago

jrepin (667425) writes "The European Commission and European Parliament are doing nothing to rid themselves of their dependance on Microsoft, two lobby groups said Wednesday, Document Freedom Day.

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and Open Forum Europe urged EU institutions to support open standards in an open letter to Giancarlo Vilella, president of the European Parliament's Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support. He also chairs the body that coordinates IT activities for government agencies including Parliament, the Commission and the Council of the E.U.

The letter highlights several problems, including that video streams of Parliament and Council hearings are still only available in the proprietary Microsoft Windows Media Player and Silverlight formats. This prevents EU citizens who wish to participate in the legislative process from watching without being forced to use the products of a single company, the groups wrote."

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Your Next Network Operating System is Linux

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 6 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Everywhere you look, change is afoot in computer networking. As data centers grow in size and complexity, traditional tools are proving too slow or too cumbersome to handle that expansion. Dinesh Dutt is Chief Scientist at Cumulus Networks. Cumulus has been working to change the way we think about networks altogether by dispensing with the usual software/hardware lockstep, and instead using Linux as the operating system on network hardware. In this week's New Tech Forum, Dinesh details the reasons and the means by which we may see Linux take over yet another aspect of computing: the network itself."
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Kubuntu Linux 13.10 Released

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 6 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Kubuntu Linux 13.10 has just been released and is available for download. It comes with KDE Software Compilation 4.11, a new application for discovering and installing software, a simpler way to manage your system users. and a new Network Manager applet gives a simpler UI for connecting to a range of network types. You can now setup Wifi networking from the installer making it easier to install updates and extra packages during the install."
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5 Years of KDE Community Forums

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 6 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "On October 12, 2013, KDE Forums reached a significant milestone: their five year anniversary. The KDE Community Forums is the main way users can receive support from KDE. The Forums have more than 40,000 threads and over 200,000 posts. With a large number of registered users, the Forums make up the foundation for KDE user support and communication about software and applications."
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Google Offers Cash for Updates to Linux and Other FOSS

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 6 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Google is offering rewards as high as $3,133.70 for software updates that improve the security of OpenSSL, OpenSSH, BIND, and several other open-source packages that are critical to the stability of the Internet. The program announced Wednesday expands on Google's current bug-bounty program, which pays from $500 to $3,133.70 to people who privately report bugs found in the company's software and Web properties."
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Despite Pushback, Internet Freedom Deteriorates

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 6 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Freedom on the Net 2013 is the fourth report in a series of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe and covers developments in 60 countries that occurred between May 2012 and April 2013. Over 60 researchers, nearly all based in the countries they analyzed, contributed to the project by researching laws and practices relevant to the digital media, testing the accessibility of select websites, and interviewing a wide range of sources, among other research activities. This edition's findings indicate that internet freedom worldwide is in decline, with 34 out of 60 countries assessed in the report experiencing a negative trajectory during the coverage period. Broad surveillance, new laws controlling web content, and growing arrests of social-media users drove this overall decline in internet freedom in the past year. Nonetheless, Freedom on the Net 2013 also found that activists are becoming more effective at raising awareness of emerging threats and, in several cases, have helped forestall new repressive measures."
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Portuguese Government Set on Increasing Use of Open Source

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 7 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "The government of Portugal wants to increase its use of open source ICT solutions and open ICT standards, aiming to rationalise its IT and reduce costs. A pilot by Portugal's General Inspection of Cultural Activities (IGAC) shows that a switch can cut IT costs by half (to 169,000 from 329,000 euro per year) and reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 84 %, including an estimate of the cost of licences."
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New Taipei replaces Windows with Linux on 10,000 school PCs

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 7 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Free and Open Source Software in Taiwan has made impressive strides thanks to the work of the 'ezgo' team. They have put together a pre-configured set of Free and Open Source software that makes it easy for teachers and students to get up and running. The New Taipei City government has decided to replace Windows with GNU/Linux on 10,000 PCs for elementary schools. They are using distribution called ezgo, which is based on Kubuntu distribution of GNU/linux operating system and is using KDE Plasma as the default desktop."
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French Gendarmerie: Open source desktop lowers TCO by 40%

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 7 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Using an open source desktop lowers the total cost of ownership by 40%, in savings on proprietary software licences and by reducing costs on IT management. Using Ubuntu Linux massively reduces the number of local technical interventions, says Major Stéphane Dumond. "The direct benefits of saving on licences are the tip of the iceberg. An industrialised open source desktop is a powerful lever for IT governance.""
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Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 7 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "It is now 30 years since I launched the campaign for freedom in computing, that is, for software to be free or “libre” (we use that word to emphasize that we’re talking about freedom, not price). Some proprietary programs are very expensive, others are available gratis — either way, they subject their users to someone else’s power. That’s the fundamental issue: while non-free software and SaaSS are controlled by some other entity (typically a corporation or a state), free software is controlled by its users. Why does this control matter? Because freedom means having control over your own life."
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GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4, GNU MIG 1.4 released

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 7 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Which day could be better suited for publishing a set of Hurd package releases than the GNU project's 30th birthday? These new releases bundle bug fixes and enhancements done since the last releases more than a decade ago; really too many (both years and improvements) to list them individually, The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. It is a collection of servers that run on the Mach microkernel to implement file systems, network protocols, file access control, and other features that are implemented by the Unix kernel or similar kernels (such as Linux)."
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Frameworks 5: KDE Libraries Reworked into Qt Modules

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 7 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "The KDE libraries are being methodically reworked into a set of cross platform modules that will be readily available to all Qt developers. The KDE Frameworks, designed as drop-in Qt Addons, will enrich Qt as a development environment with functions that simplify, accelerate and reduce the cost of Qt development. For example, KArchive (one of the first Frameworks available) offers support for many popular compression codecs in a self-contained and easy-to-use file archiving library. Just feed it files; there's no need to reinvent an archiving function."
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Valencia region government completes switch to LibreOffice

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 8 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "The administration of the Spanish autonomous region of Valencia has completed its switch to LibreOffice, a free and open source suite of office productivity applications. Last week Friday the region's ICT department announced that the office suite is installed on all of the 120,000 desktop PCs of the administration, including schools and courts. The migration will save the government some 1.5 million euro per year on proprietary software licences."
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KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.1

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 7 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "The KDE community is happy to announce the release of 1.1 for Plasma Media Center, an easy and comfortable way to watch your videos, browse your photo collection and listen to your music, all in one place. A major new feature is YouTube integration, other features include imprived playlist, complete keyboard/remote-like keys support, better keyboard navigation for All Music mode, and Places panel integrated into browsing flow."
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Amarok 2.8 "Return To The Origin" Released

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 8 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Music player Amarok 2.8 has been released and it brings a fancy audio analyzer visualization applet, smooth fade-out when pausing music, many UI improvements and visual tweaks including better support for alternate color themes, significantly enhanced MusicBrainz tagger, power management awareness with a pair of new configuration options, and performance optimizations and responsiveness tuning all over Amarok."
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Linux Job Openings on the Rise

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 8 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "A report from IT jobs specialist Dice that forecasts the Linux job market shows demand for Linux skills is on the rise but that finding talent is difficult. The report noted that this is triggering better salaries and bonuses for Linux professionals, as companies look to open-source IT specialists to solve their business challenges and provide growth opportunities. Eighty-one percent of survey respondents say that hiring Linux talent is a priority in 2012. This urgency is driving a substantial increase in recruiting activity, with 47 percent of hiring managers expecting to add more Linux professionals to their firms in early 2012 and 63 percent noting Linux hires are increasing relative to jobs created in other skill areas."
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KDE Software Compilation 4.11 Released

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 8 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "The KDE community has released version 4.11 of Software Compilation, which is dedicated to the memory of Atul 'toolz' Chitnis, a great Free and Open Source Software champion from India. This version of Plasma Workspaces will be supported for at least two years, and delivers further improvements to basic functionality with a smoother taskbar, smarter battery widget and improved sound mixer. The introduction of KScreen brings intelligent multi-monitor handling. KWin window manager incorporates first experimental support for the X11 successor Wayland. This release marks massive improvements in the Kontact PIM suite, giving much better performance and many new features, like scam detection and scheduling e-mail sending. Kate text editor improves the productivity of Python and Javascript developers with new plugins, Dolphin file manager became faster and the educational applications bring various new features. The Nepomuk semantic storage and search engine received substantial performance improvements."
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KDE Releases Calligra 2.7

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 9 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the release of version 2.7 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra active and the Calligra Office Engine. Words, the word processing application, has a new look for the toolbox. In the same toolbox there are also new controls to manipulate shapes with much enhanced usability. Author, the writer’s application, has new support for EPUB3: mathematical formulas and multimedia contents are now exported to ebooks using the EPUB format. There is also new support for book covers using images. Plan, the project management application, has improvement in the scheduling of tasks. The formula shape now has new ways to enter formula: a matlab/octave mode and a LaTEX mode."
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A year of Linux desktop at Westcliff High School

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 9 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Around a year ago, a school in the southeast of England, Westcliff High School for Girls Academy (WHSG), began switching its student-facing computers to Linux, with KDE providing the desktop software. The school's Network Manager, Malcolm Moore, contacted us at the time. Now, a year on, he got in touch again to let us know how he and the students find life in a world without Windows."
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Richard Stallman inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame

jrepin jrepin writes  |  about 10 months ago

jrepin (667425) writes "Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman today joins the ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. The Internet Hall of Fame inducted Stallman for his contributions as creator of the GNU Project, main author of the GNU General Public License, and his philosophical contributions as founder of the free software movement."

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