KDE: Kubuntu: Status Update, Patreon and Donations notifications.

Hello folks,

First I would like to update my progress on various projects.

KDE:
Big changes coming soon, I have made the CI conversion to Docker!
This means more than two builds at once!
I am still working on the rebuilds (new icu) and a few minor kinks.

Be prepared to fix your appstream metadata soon, there will be a new test that will trigger your build unstable if it is missing/incorrect.
Please read:
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Distributions/AppStream/

A complete overhaul of the metadata system is in progress.
This is a major revamp so ETA is unknown.

I am also trying hard to learn my KDE Sysadmin hat.
I have CI, phabricator, and (sorta) git under my belt.

Next up:
I will be pushing the multi platforms once again, and have begun my requests for OSX and Windows hosts to once again start this process.

Kubuntu
Along with the normal packaging help I do, I have been working very hard on Debian merges. This is a very important part of the development life cycle in the *Ubuntu world, but not the claim to fame that new releases gets me haha. Just know that it is needed 🙂

We have been working on a great many packages, and this round has been a super awesome team effort with
myself, yofel and clivejo
In testing:
Plasma 5.5 announcement: http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=940
Kdevelop 4.7.2 in ppa:kubuntu-ppa/staging-misc

WIP: Xenial
Frameworks 5.18.0
Plasma 5.5.3
Applications 15.12.1

A big thank you to all of our testers!

UCC
Post holidays we are focusing on catch-ups 🙂
I have made note to pursue an issue with IS and LoCo’s.
Still finding my way around this new responsibility.

NOTICE:
I have not received any donations via paypal. Evidently I was supposed to confirm my email and I have
not checked that email since I started using my @kde.org and @kubuntu.org accounts via gmail. 🙁
It looks like I missed quite a few. I totally understand if you do not wish to re donate, but if you
could I would appreciate it, I desperately need funds. My laptop is dying from all the compiling lol.
I have corrected my paypal, it will work now. Patreon was also affected, but now working.
Thanks for considering.

If you find any of my work useful, please consider a donation or become a patreon!
I can no longer sustain working without an income. If this works I can continue all of my
(K)ubuntu and KDE contributions ( a full time job in its current state + overtime!)
Patreon for Scarlett Clark (me)