KDE ... NOW

Last week I got decently annoyed by having to lookup my flight information before FOSDEM. Also, you always forget when your flight is afterwards. Google started "Google Now" which aims to provide useful information about current events through your Android phone. But that does involve it going through your email.…

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KRunner and Plasma 5

Let’s talk us about KRunner and what has changed over the course of Plasma 5. KDE 4 and KRunner During the KDE 4 series, KRunner was an important part of the KDE Workspace, and it was tied very closely to Plasma. The KRunner library was in fact a part…

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Search Folders in Plasma 5.1

Everyone loves Search Folders. These are custom folders which can show you files based on a search result. In the KDE4 days, Nepomuk provided some of this, and we even had a tags:// protocol. Now, with Plasma 5.1, we’re pushing the first incarnation of “Search Folders” built on…

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Extended Attributes Updates

Recently I blogged about how we have been reducing the number of databases in Plasma. We have been doing this by using the file system to store additional information such as tags, ratings and comments. Unfortunately, extended attributes are not supported on all file systems. The most notable ones are…

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