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Thunderbird 115 Reaches Beta with Updated UI and Improved OpenPGP Support

The Mozilla Thunderbird team teased us for some time now with their Thunderbird “Supernova” release (a.k.a. Thunderbird 115) that promised a revamped calendar and Firefox Sync support.

LibreOffice 7.5.4 Office Suite Released with More Than 80 Bug Fixes

Coming a little over a month after the LibreOffice 7.5.3 point release, LibreOffice 7.5.4 is here to address a total of 83 bugs that have been reported by users or discovered by the LibreOffice developers in the LibreOffice 7.5 series. For more details about these bug fixes, you can study the RC1 and RC2 changelogs.

KDE Gear 23.04.2 Is Out to Improve Dolphin, Kdenlive, and Other KDE Apps

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Cinnamon 5.8 Desktop Released with Gestures, Dark Mode, Styles, and More

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postmarketOS 23.06 Arrives for Linux Phones and Tablets with GNOME Mobile

Based on the latest Alpine Linux 3.18 operating system, postmarketOS 23.06 is here as the first-ever version to ship the GNOME Shell UI (GNOME Mobile) graphical interface for supported phones and tablets. GNOME Shell on Mobile 44 is included in this release, which comes with a much-improved GNOME Software package manager.

openSUSE Leap 15.5 Releases with KDE Plasma 5.27 LTS, Xfce 4.18, and More

openSUSE Leap 15.5 is here exactly one year after openSUSE Leap 15.4 and it’s built on top of binary packages from the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP5 operating system. It’s powered by the same Linux 5.14 kernel as Leap 15.4 but with added drivers for better hardware support.

Tor Project blog

Self-hosting the Tor Project users forum

Today, we're happy to announce the forum will soon migrate from the free cloud hosting graciously provided by the team behind Discourse to the Tor Project's own server infrastructure.

New Release: Tor Browser 12.0.7

This release updates Firefox to 102.12.0esr, including bug fixes, stability improvements and important security updates. We also backported the Android-specific security updates from Firefox 114.

Empowering human rights defenders in Brazil, Ecuador & Mexico

In 2021, as part of a new grant, we expanded this program to Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico. We also partnered with two other organisations who, like the Tor Project, are committed to defending human rights and internet freedom with privacy preserving technology: the Guardian Project and Tails. During the past two years we have collaborately closely to combat internet censorship and surveillance, and are pleased to share some of our findings in this report.

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LibreOffice Calc Basics IX: MIN and MAX

How To Add XLOOKUP Function to LibreOffice Calc

This tutorial will explain in short how to make LibreOffice Calc able to do XLOOKUP by adding an extension called Lox365. It will give you abilities of xlookup and more features like Excel. We would love to say thank you very much to the developer, Goose Pirate, for creating it. 


The Epi 32U4 is a miniature board compatible with Arduino

Crowdsupply launched last month a tiny embedded board powered by an ATmega32 microcontroller. This open-source device features an USB Type-C port and it provides up to 23x IOs with support for serial protocols as I2C, SPI, etc.

Building Plasma against Qt6

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Mar 27, 2023

As you probably have heard by now the lastest development versions of Plasma and KDE Frameworks require Qt6. This transition has been in the works for a few years by now, but it was only somewhat recently that we took the plunge and started relying on Qt6 exclusively for Plasma. Plasma 5.27 is the last Plasma 5 release and continues in bugfix-only mode.

For people who want to hack on Plasma features this raises the obvious question: How do I build Plasma 6 to hack on it?

Before diving into this, a word of warning: Current Plasma master is in no way “ready for production”. There are known-broken things and things may temporarily regress at any time. That said, the only way to get towards a stable thing is to dig in and fix things. So let’s see how to do that.

For this explanation I’m assuming you have build KDE software with kdesrc-build before. If not we have some extensive documentation for that. First you need at least Qt 6.4 installed. The usually best way to get that is from your distribution. If your distribution does not have Qt6 packaged yet please complain^Wtalk to them. CMake should complain about any missing Qt6 modules/development files, but make sure you have the qtpaths tool installed beforehand. It should be named something like qtpaths6 or qtpaths-qt6.

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