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Blog posts tagged
"kde"


Philipp Kewisch
15 June 2023

KDE, Ubuntu, and a Million Reasons Why Snaps are Important: Akademy 2023

Ubuntu Article

Join us in Thessaloniki this July for KDE Akademy! Witness the convergence of Ubuntu’s passion for user-friendly, cutting-edge technology with KDE’s innovative spirit. Engage in inspiring discussions and envision the future of the open-source community with us. ...


Igor Ljubuncic
14 October 2022

The long ARM of KDE

Desktop Article

With over 100 applications available in the Snap Store, KDE is by far the biggest publisher of snaps around. What unifies this impressive portfolio is the fact that all of these snaps are made for the x86 platform. Not anymore. Now, don’t panic! The x86 snaps are not going anywhere. But ARM-supported KDE snaps are ...


Igor Ljubuncic
6 May 2022

Linux Application Summit 2022 – And there we were all in one place …

Ubuntu Article

In the last two days of April, the small, picturesque town of Rovereto in northern Italy was the location of this year’s Linux Application Summit (LAS). After a virtual-only experience during the pandemic, the LAS returned with a physical presence, and so did we. Canonical has long recognized the value and importance of LAS as ...


Igor Ljubuncic
17 March 2022

KDE snaps performance revving up

Ubuntu Article

Speed, or rather, responsiveness is an essential part of the software usage experience. This applies to every technology and domain, snaps included. Indeed, when it comes to snaps, the equation is a bit more complicated and slightly less straightforward because snaps are packaged as compressed, standalone applications and wrapped in a num ...


Igor Ljubuncic
2 July 2021

How to ensure your snap uses the correct theme

Ubuntu Article

An app is an app is an app. But in the world of Linux, things are a little more nuanced. Take VLC as an example. The software may be packaged ever so slightly differently in various Linux distribution archives, even different releases of the same distribution – the av01 codec is an interesting use case ...


Igor Ljubuncic
21 November 2019

Snapcraft secret sauce: KDE neon extension

Desktop Article

Simplicity is the magic ingredient in any product design. For members of the KDE community, snap development has become that much simpler, thanks to the recent introduction of the KDE neon extension. Last year, we talked about the KDE build and content snaps, which can greatly speed the build of KDE application snaps and save ...


Martin Wimpress
9 March 2019

Fresh KDE snaps for February 2019

Desktop Article

During February 2019 we celebrated another fine Plasma release with our friends at KDE by showcasing a month of KDE snaps on the Snapcraft Twitter and other social accounts. The KDE developers have done amazing work to create an SDK that simplifies making snaps of KDE applications and they also publish a common KDE framework ...


Igor Ljubuncic
15 December 2018

KDE apps at the snap of your fingers

Desktop Article

Are you a Plasma fan? And you want to develop KDE applications? This has just become easier and more fun than ever before. In early November, we hosted a Snapcraft Summit in our London offices, a forward-thinking software workshop attended by major software vendors and Snapcraft engineers working at every level of the stack. Together, ...