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

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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Ugliness
by VistaUser on Tue 24th Dec 2013 04:56 UTC
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2008-03-08

For some reason KDE always seems to look ugly.

The 3 series looked ugly, and then they had a visual refresh for KDE 4. it remained ugly and it seems this will remain in KDE5.

I think a part of it is overly large text which doesnt seem to fit well with the rest of the design (and having the buttons on the taskbar sort of melt into one...)

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