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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RE[2]: I don't get it
by sbenitezb on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't get it"
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You don't get it. It may be a performance improvement or easier to code with QML, but it still looks behind everything else, as the parent poster said.

Years ago, things were different, even Windows 7 panel was some sort of rip off of KDE 4.

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