Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 21:15 UTC, submitted by JRepin

Plasma 2 Technology Preview demonstrates the current development status. The Plasma 2 user interfaces are built using QML and run on top of a fully hardware accelerated graphics stack using Qt5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma 2 is a converged workspace shell that can run and switch between user interfaces for different formfactors, and makes the workspace adaptable to a given target device.

Plasma 2 is not a complete rewrite; it's a port to a new graphics system (a fully hardware accelerated OpenGL(ES) scenegraph).

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Bring on 2014!
by andrewclunn on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 21:43 UTC
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Unity, KDE, and LXDE/RazorQt. Qt and QML are the future of desktop environments for Linux. Couple that with the replacement of X and 2014 is going to see some kick ass improvements is the polish and feel of the UI.

Edited 2013-12-23 21:43 UTC

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