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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RE[7]: Missing the point
by oper on Tue 24th Dec 2013 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Missing the point"
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> "The team evaluated the start menus of common desktops including KDE 3.5, the GNOME main menu developed for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Desktop and Windows Vista Beta 2."

> http://old-en.opensuse.org/Kickoff

That was talking only about the Kickoff, the start menu. They are not talking about KDE 4, which is much more than its default start menu.

> Vista did it first.

If we think about it, that doesn't really demonstrate anything, because KDE 4 betas and interface drafts were *not* hidden to Vista beta developers.

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