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

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from the smaller-and-better dept.
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 udippel (562132) on Tuesday March 19, 2013 @06:56AM (#43211901)

    Come on, get a new life!
    Sure, those Akonadi-Nepomuk failures are a big hassle, and basing a mail client on a non-functional database is plain stupid.
    Done and over.
    Switch off those buggers, learn to live with Thunderbird, and you might find the more recent KDEs quite suitable. At least here, I could not second your opinion of crash-friendliness. Not with 4.5 and onward.
    At least, I am a rather recent KDE convert, since it allows me to configure my desktop as I so desire with a lot of edge events and basically panel-less.

    And while I was an Apple-advocat myself, recent developments at Apple would make me think thrice before throwing my money at them.
    YMMV.

  • by houghi (78078) on Tuesday March 19, 2013 @07:33AM (#43212009)

    I couldn't use Linux because I hated Gnome and KDE was a little bit unstable.

    I like neither. I just use XFCE. I came from first Enlightenment and then Windowmaker.
    Another option is LXDE and there are even more options.

    If your distro does not support it, just change to a distro that does.

  • Re:Wayland & Mir (Score:3, Informative)

    by EmperorArthur (1113223) on Tuesday March 19, 2013 @10:09AM (#43212841)

    Umm, no.

    While the reference implementation currently only supports client side decorations, that's probably more to do with the fact that it's at something closer to Alpha release state than anything else.

    The Wayland specification allows either client side or server side decorations.
    See this post for more details: http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2013/02/more-rational-approach-to-window-decorations/ [martin-graesslin.com]

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