Kubuntu Podcast #20 – Pootle, Second Life and Ubuntu-Make

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Show Hosts

Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan

Rick Timmis

Aaron Honeycutt (Video/Audio Podcast Production)


What have we (the hosts) been doing ?

  • Aaron
    • Playing with the Amazon Echo Dot
    • Playing Firewatch
  • Rick
    • Working on Porting Kdevelop Xdebug plugin to KF5
  • Ovidiu
    • On sick leave (have the Flu) (and so does Simon :P)
    • Got some new tools and my woodworking shop is almost usable
    • Tried to compile KMail for 2 days (to add a new functionality)
    • Working on official Docker image for Pootle (step towards getting Pootle in Kubuntu and KDE)

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Kubuntu News

  • Controversy in the News:
    • Untrue: Betanews reports “Linux Mint lacks resources to maintain KDE Plasma version — turns to Kubuntu team for help” – http://betanews.com/2016/12/11/linux-mint-resources-kde-plasma-kubuntu
    • True: We reached out to Mint and asked if they would help test the backports – http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3175
  • KDE Community “announcement” on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KdeOrg/posts/5eMquXUzhmG
  • In Backports PPA for Xenial and Yakkety:
    • KDE Frameworks 5.28
    • KDE Applications 16.04.3
    • KDE Plasma 5.8.5

Elevator Picks

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Kubuntu Developer Feedback

  • Frameworks 5.29 delayed due to compile issues on Launchpad
  • KDevelop and Krita synced with Debian
  • Waiting on Qt 5.7.1 to land in Zesty before we can ship a KDE Applications version greater than 16.04.3 due to some PIM parts depending on QtWebEngine, which is a new package coming to the Ubuntu archive along with 5.7.1. We are currently seeing if we can do a partial upload with the applications that DON’T depend on QtWebEngine so we can at least ship some newer applications
  • KDE Plasma 5.8.5 is also shipped, with an upstream fix fixing a regression in which the Save dialog appears as an Open dialog, fix in the upstream tarball as of 5.8.6 and 5.9.0

Game On

Aaron’s game pick of the month: Firewatch

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