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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by stabbyjones on Tue 24th Dec 2013 06:38 UTC
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should have expected a plasma article to devolve into desktop wars but over all I found plasma to be a really great concept on the tablet.

forcing standard kde apps into plasma doesn't work for me though. I hate the kde environment with the fire of a thousand suns but plasma is so close to being awesome in spite of that.

I'll try v2 if there are any nexus 7 images.

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