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What's Going On In KDE Plasma Workspaces 2? 122

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jrepin writes "While moving its codebase to Qt5, the KDE Development Platform is undergoing a number of changes that lead to a more modular codebase (called KDE Framework 5) on top of a hardware-accelerated graphics stack. In this post, you'll learn a bit about the status of Frameworks 5 and porting especially Plasma — that will be known as Plasma Workspaces 2, paying credit to its more convergent architecture."
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What's Going On In KDE Plasma Workspaces 2?

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  • by yahwotqa (817672) on Tuesday March 19, 2013 @07:46AM (#43212049)

    So disable that effect. It is up to you to tweak the interface to your liking, not up to its creators to provide the software in millions slight variations, exactly as everyone and their dog wants it.

  • Re:It's pretty (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Nerdfest (867930) on Tuesday March 19, 2013 @09:38AM (#43212633)

    It's also nice to use a desktop whose designers actually think you should be allowed to configure it to look and act the way that you want.

  • by stilborne (85590) on Tuesday March 19, 2013 @09:47AM (#43212701) Homepage

    As Sebastian has noted clearly time and again, the effects shown in the demo are what are used to test the framework. They are not the default effects that will be part of the actually released product. It is not unusual for framework test applications to look odd or even plain out ugly as their job is to push the framework and test the various capabilities.

    So, no .. this isn't about wobbling things. It's about having a working hardware accelerated canvas that can be extended in several ways, one of which includes OpenGL shaders...

  • by unixisc (2429386) on Tuesday March 19, 2013 @12:37PM (#43214307)

    Why would they port KDE when they have Unity?

    I was thinking of Blue Systems here, not Canonical. Actually, once Canonical switches to Mir, then the other Ubuntus that are there - Lubuntu and Xubuntu - would also have to have Mir support, and one would think that since Canonical still owns them, they'd build in the support for those DEs. Kubuntu is the one variation that Canonical has let go off, so it would be upto Blue Systems to either build support for Mir so that they could build off future versions of Ubuntu, or just fork the OS from the last one that has X11 support. Hence my question.

    Of course, just like Kubuntu, Canonical could hand off Lubuntu and Xubuntu as well, and therefore not have to add Mir support for them at all in the first place. In which case, the same question would apply to their inheritors.

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