Breeze, Oxygen and Framework

I do Plasma and KDE related stuff since one year and this year was awesome as you can read in my blog posts. Today I want to talk about the future. For the near future I have to work on finalizing my tasks for the plasma 5.5 release. But what should I do next?

The answer is easy a few months ago I ask to work on oxygen and do there some maintenance stuff, I get the positive feedback from Nuno to go for it and since yesterday I’m the new maintainer for oxygen-icons5. In Plasma 5 the user can decide which icon set the applications should use and so my goal is that plasma can support three icon sets by one single click. The future will show if we can reach this goal. In breeze I have Uri as an wonderful artist and mentor. If someone will help me with oxygen icons, …

The most exciting news are breeze-icons and oxygen-icons5 moved to frameworks. So our icon updates will come once a month to you.

Thank you Uri Herrera that I get so much help from you.


Call for new Plasma wallpapers contribution

We’re all excited for the new release of Plasma coming in less than a month and we at the Visual Design Group want to make it more exciting for our users too.

Every other release we try to change the extra wallpapers that we’re shipping with Plasma to our users and now it’s time the refresh the collection again.

And this is where you can shine! We’re looking for 10 high-quality new wallpapers that will get released with Plasma and will stay as the main wallpapers collection for the next 6 months.

Submit your best photos, multiple ones allowed, the Visual Design Group will go over them and select the top 10 that will be eternally part of the KDE history.

We can’t offer any prizes, but we can at least put your names up front, publicaly thanking you for your contribution in the official Plasma 5.5 release announcement.

This is also a unique opportunity to get your artwork to millions of users worldwide and help the free software world too. Think of it this way – who can put „had my artwork installed on millions of computers all around the world“ into their resumes? 😉

All you have to do is submit a link to your photo below. Then the Visual Design Group will collect all the links on 11th November and we’ll start an internal battle over which ones to select. You can find the rules and the first awesome wallpapers at the previous post.

Share it with your artistic friends and family and random people and let them know of this opportunity.