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[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."


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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