Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jun 2014 13:44 UTC

This article explores where the KDE community currently stands and where it is going. Frameworks, Plasma, KDE e.V., Qt5, KDE Free Qt Foundation, QtAddons - you heard some of these terms and want to know what all the fuss is about? A set of articles on the Dot aims to bring some clarity in the changes and constants of the KDE community in 2014 and further. This is the first article, diving into the technical side of things: Plasma, applications and libraries.

An update on where KDE stands today.

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So explain how Plasma is useful? I still don't see the point.

Plasma is quite useful.

From providing a consistent framework to provide different UIs in, to the all-out-widgets, etc.

Honestly, they're targeting Netbooks, Tablets, Desktops, Mobile, and more with the same system (Plasma) while providing UIs dedicated to each. Some things I read about is the possibility that they may do things like taking the a tablet with the Tablet UI, plug in a keyboard and have it autoswitch to the Desktop UI, etc.

Plasma itself is just a framework of technologies. What you normally see as KDE4 is Plasma-Desktop. Plasma-Netbook is pretty neat, and really good for a touch interface (last I tried to use it).

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