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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My eyes seriously hurt looking at this....
by remenic on Tue 24th Dec 2013 11:32 UTC
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So what is shown here is new with old mixed together, I guess. Nothing wrong with that per se, but how many years has KDE 4 been in development? And this is the result of that? It's a mess, as people have mentioned already. But instead ot hoping that they'll fix the UI after the foundation is laid, I think that they've shown with KDE4 that they will never do that. They've had god knows how many years, and they didn't do it then.

Meanwhile, my XFCE4 desktop does everything I want without looking like someone beat it with an ugly stick.

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