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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I don't get it
by charlieg on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 22:00 UTC
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Am I meant to be impressed?

A bunch of effects that made Compiz famous donkeys years ago. And what? Still lots of inconsistent / bad layout. It still looks a bit crap, but it's got a bit of OpenGL mixed in?

I don't get what they're showing off here other than how the UX is some way behind pretty much any other major desktop technology.

I went to XFCE/glx-dock and never looked back. I don't say this as some Mac snob.

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