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: Please, bring back KDE 1.X
by diegoviola on Thu 26th Dec 2013 05:16 UTC in reply to "Please, bring back KDE 1.X"
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An awesome desktop. Fast, low ram usage, very stable, integrated, good look. Perfect for your time.

Usable desktop. Medium cpu usage, high ram usage (for your time) unstable and some problems with QT2 in first versions.

Efficient desktop but sometimes a bit weird. Low cpu usage, medium ram usage and unstable in first versions.

Interesting R&D desktop but unusable for production. Very high CPU usage, high RAM usage, very unstable until 4.8.X (later are unstable but semi-usable).

IMHO it looks weird and bloated of OpenGL effects how if a developer are testing your OpenGL skills in a lab/testing desktop.


Get it right.

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