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]: Missing the point
by sbenitezb on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 23:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Missing the point"
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So you tell me all applications are going to be redesigned as plasma widgets? Other than that, I don't see how an unrelated change in technology is going to fix the UI problem.

I also don't think KDE devs are being reasonable. Widgets are not the most fundamental part in a desktop. We had widgets in all major desktops, FOSS and commercial and we also had spinning cubes and what not. And guess what... they don't matter at all. People don't use them that much. They are there for visual candy and notifications, but people use applications. Are you redesigning the UI too?

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