Linked by suka on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:19 UTC
KDE "After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer - and Plasma team leader - Aaron Seigo points out in an interview with derStandard.at/web, the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum. Also calls Frameworks 5.0 only the "first step", new Applications and Workspace releases are to follow later, Seigo goes on to talk about the chances in the mobile market with Plasma Active and further areas of collaboration with the other big free desktop: GNOME."
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KDE impressions
by acobar on Sat 27th Aug 2011 09:26 UTC
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2005-11-15

Well, since version 4.6.0 the whole experience provided by KDE improved a lot.

My pet peeve with it had been the akonadi/nepomuk/strigi on their "semantic desktop" but now, at least with kde 4.7, it is a lot easier to disable them all. (See http://userbase.kde.org/Akonadi)

Anyway, as I already said on a previous comment, many of the best programs I use are qt or kde ones so, it makes sense to use KDE as the default DE.

About the interview, Seigo spot things right. With better modularity and fine interdependency tracking it looks like KDE5 is going to be even better. Lets see if QML is really going to be that good. I am only starting to use it but, overall, I trust a lot more the KDE dev core team choices than I did.

A big THANK YOU to all great FOSS developers.

Edited 2011-08-27 09:29 UTC

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