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KDE Releases Frameworks 5 Tech Preview 51

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KDE Community writes "The KDE Community is proud to announce a Tech Preview of KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks 5 is the result of almost three years of work to plan, modularize, review and port the set of libraries previously known as KDElibs or KDE Platform 4 into a set of Qt Addons with well-defined dependencies and abilities, ready for Qt 5. This gives the Qt ecosystem a powerful set of drop-in libraries providing additional functionality for a wide variety of tasks and platforms, based on over 15 years of KDE experience in building applications. Today, all the Frameworks are available in Tech Preview mode; a final release is planned for the first half of 2014. Some Tech Preview addons (notably KArchive and Threadweaver) are more mature than others at this time." Check out that dependency graph.
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KDE Releases Frameworks 5 Tech Preview

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  • by spitzak (4019) on Wednesday January 08, 2014 @03:21PM (#45900459) Homepage

    Your "script-based approach" eventually calls something. Ie if your script has "put a movie here" it does not magically work without a *lot* of code that deals with actually getting a movie from where it is stored, converting it's storage into a form that your eyes can see, and placing it on the screen with proper sync. This stuff does not magically exist because you have a "script-based approach". This sounds a lot like it is providing these things.

    Writing Qt apps is getting pretty close to scripting, and in many cases you are running parsers and interpreters. Often this will reduce code size and thus increase speed over C++. Also lots of Qt is written in Python. I don't know much about it but I think QtQuick is pretty much another interpreter and they are planning on moving everything to it.

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