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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Be Based On KDE5 45

jones_supa writes Kubuntu Vivid is the development name for what will be released in April next year as Kubuntu 15.04. The exciting news is that following some discussion and some wavering, the Kubuntu team will be switching to Plasma 5 by default. They claim that it has shown itself as a solid and reliable platform and it's time to show it off to the world. There are some bits which are missing from Plasma 5 which are planned to be filled in over the next six months. As another technical detail, Debian git is now used to store the packaging in a Kubuntu branch, so hopefully it will be easier to share updates.
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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Be Based On KDE5

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  • by Shaman ( 1148 )

    KDE5 Plasma 5.

    • by Shaman ( 1148 )

      WTF can I not edit... /. took out my greaterthan/lessthan symbols.

      Plasma 5 and KDE5 are two different things.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Try "<>"

        • by Karzz1 ( 306015 )

          Thanks AC!
          • by Anonymous Coward

            i would like to install linux on my SNES. how do I do this? The log in will be up up down down B A B A start.

      • Re:Ugh. (Score:4, Funny)

        by fahrbot-bot ( 874524 ) on Saturday November 01, 2014 @03:21PM (#48288625)

        Plasma 5 and KDE5 are two different things.

        I'm waiting for the LCD version, less chance of burn-in than w/Plasma.

      • Aha! The real reason why <> has been deprecated in favour of !=

  • There are some bits which are missing from Plasma 5 which are planned to be filled in over the next six months.

    You mean like what happened with KDE 4? Because that really turned out well.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Are we doing this again? 4 is just now getting relatively stable and complete...

    • 4 Again? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 01, 2014 @05:16PM (#48289181)

      And 4 will remain stable, complete and supported for plenty of time to come. But 5 will never get there unless it is released. So, just like most people should have stuck with 3.x until at least 4.2 and probably a bit later than that, stick to 4.x for now unless you want a rough ride. Then, when 5.x is on par with or better than 4.x was, the distros will switch. FWIW, I expect the transition from 4 to 5 to be a lot smoother than 3 to 4 was.

  • I haven't used Plasma, but from the screenshots it appears to be as dysfunctional and castrated as the GNOME.

    I hope Kubuntu would keep the full-blown KDE as an option.

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Plasma's been Kubuntu's desktop since 2008.

      TFA just says the next Kubuntu will ship the Qt5 based version of Plasma instead of the Qt4-based version of Plasma (which was the default up till now).

    • Using plasma alone is dysfunctional. Using it as part of KDE has been fine for years.

  • Will this version come with Wayland included?
  • Please look at krunner crashing: To restart it automatically. Needs fingerprint scanning, Google Now and Drive integration, PLEASE sort out Network icon for network drive mapping. Make icons dragable by clickin ON icon, drop 'activities' its crap an confuses people and no one uses it. Make sure only one package manager tries to do updates. .. dudes... lots of work.. and people go for LTS...

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