LightDM-KDE 0.3.0 Released

LightDM-KDE 0.3 released

I have just released version 0.3 of LightDM-KDE, the new alternate KDE login manager. LightDM-KDE is set to be the new default login manager in the next release of Kubuntu.

This release brings many bug fixes including:

  • No flickering between the greeter and KDE splash screens
  • Better keyboard navigation
  • Last user to log in is remembered and automatically selected
  • Background images can be scaled either keeping the aspect ratio, or stretched
  • Translations have been included
  • Many more fixes…

A special thank you goes to Nuno Bento, Ralf Jung and Michael Zanetti for their contributions this release cycle.

Downloads are available at here or in Kubuntu repositories shortly.

KDE Telepathy 0.5 To Be Released Next Week

Over the last two months we have been preparing to release version 0.5 of KDE Telepathy.

This release brings over 50 bug fixes and 500 commits since 0.4.

About our release cycles

Every alternate release in KDE Telepathy does not bring many new features, but instead puts the focus on bug fixes, minor improvements, and putting on the extra polish throughout our current feature set.

This release schedule allows us to do more than simply patch releases as we are able to fix any strings or add code where it is needed. This also encourages us developers to spend the time on improving our code rather than chasing new (more fun?) ideas as the master branch is still closed for large features.

How can I get involved?

There’s still plenty of room for more testers, and there are plenty of things that can still be improved upon. For further details please see our wiki page, or join us in #kde-telepathy on freenode.