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Xfce, the missing nm-applet and how to fix

Last week Xfce users on the Korora and Fedora side reported that, after updating their machines, the nm-applet had disappeared. This was/is caused due a bug in gtk3.

Xfce 4.12 & Korora

After more than 2 years development the latest version of the Xfce Desktop Environment was released recently. Version 4.12 brought many improvements both in bug fixes and new features. As you would expect from Xfce the update is stable, evolution rather than revolution. But how can you get it in Korora?

No Updates on KDE on Korora 21

There have been several reports of Korora (and Fedora) 21 KDE not updating. Apper, the KDE Package Manager, will usually show available but this has not been happening for some time.

Korora 21 (Darla) - Now Available

It has taken a few weeks longer than we had hoped, but we're finally happy to announce that the final release of version 21 (codename "Darla") is now available for download (we strongly recommend using BitTorrent).

Lens: An alternative to desktop agnostic UIs

I've been playing with a little side project that aims to help build lightweight GUI applications that look native-ish on multiple Desktop Environments (DEs). The immediate use case was to look native-ish in both Gtk and Qt based environments. My definition of native-ish is the little things such as using Gtk windows when in Gnome or Qt event loop bindings when in KDE. Of course, if the developer so chooses, any combination thereof.

Korora 21 (Darla) Beta - Now Available

The Korora Project is very pleased to announce that the first beta release of version 21 (codename "Darla") is now available for download.

Korora 19 "Bruce" Reaches End Of Life

While it's always exciting and fun to publish news about the work on a brand new release, there is also some sad news to share....

Korora 21 development progress

As always we are working hard on the next Korora Project release to present our users an overall polished and smooth desktop experience.

KDE 4.13 gains Baloo

Korora 20 KDE has just been updated to KDE 4.13.3 and the update brings the new search system called Baloo. Baloo was written to answer many of the criticisms levelled at its predecessor Nepomuk. It is designed to be faster and most importantly use less resources.

Decorating kmod and akmod packages

Whilst developing Pharlap, our utility for easing the installation and removal of drivers, we came across a big hurdle that other distributions had seemingly solved. The hurdle was being able to identify packages that provide support for a particular piece of hardware. Our initial workarounds used a dedicated map and for a while it was sufficient but it wasn't ideal. Over time, the frustration of it's inelegance grew and thus began our journey to investigate a more elegant solution.