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The Road To KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2 89

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the greenspun's-tenth-rule dept.
jrepin wrote in with a link to an article about the steps being taken toward a Qt5 based KDE 5 and Plasma Workspaces 2. From the article: "KDE's Next Generation user interfaces will run on top of Qt5. On Linux, they will run atop Wayland or Xorg as display server. The user interfaces move away from widget-based X11 rendering to OpenGL. Monolithic libraries are being split up, inter-dependencies removed, and portability and dependencies cut by stronger modularization. For users, this means higher quality graphics, more organic user interfaces and availability of applications on a wider range of devices. Developers will find an extensive archive of high-quality, libraries and solutions on top of Qt."
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The Road To KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2

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  • Re:Remote desktop? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Enderandrew (866215) <enderandrew.gmail@com> on Wednesday January 23, 2013 @01:22PM (#42670943) Homepage Journal

    KDE compositing can be turned on/off with a single key.

  • Re:Remote desktop? (Score:3, Informative)

    by AJodock (1901718) on Wednesday January 23, 2013 @03:34PM (#42672583)

    The shortcut is assignable...

    Who down modded this? Obviously a joke.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 23, 2013 @03:43PM (#42672675)

    Early KDE builds on openSUSE, Arch, Fedora, etc. didn't have the same problems.

    Yes they did. I used all of those distributions around that time. The file indexer crashed horribly for about a year and a half and only recently became somewhat stable. The introduction of Phonon cause media applications to be gutted and preform badly for sometime. Many backends were written and half of them were crap and are now abandoned. There's only one that really works now and at the start it was nothing a mess of them that sort of worked. And don't even get me started on Dolphin and Konqueror who's features were missing or randomly broke every point release. Even Konsole was bad for a few rounds (it was stable at least).

    As awesome as KDE 4.9.5 is right now you'd never know that 4.0~4.3ish were so universally weak. It wasn't just the Can-heads that had problems.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 23, 2013 @04:50PM (#42673299)

    You're talking crap. KDE4 has managed wireless well for quite a long time. Not knowing this suggests you haven't used KDE4 in a long time and are just spouting some crap you once heard.

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