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[4]: I don't get it
by sbenitezb on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 23:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I don't get it"
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I happen to have been a KDE user a couple years ago and left after not seeing any REAL improvement. KDE may be polished, but you don't polish a bad UI, you redesign it.

After years and years of computer use, I expect UIs to advance, make things easier and look better while being performant. I expect all three of them.

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