Linked by suka on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:19 UTC
KDE "After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer - and Plasma team leader - Aaron Seigo points out in an interview with derStandard.at/web, the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum. Also calls Frameworks 5.0 only the "first step", new Applications and Workspace releases are to follow later, Seigo goes on to talk about the chances in the mobile market with Plasma Active and further areas of collaboration with the other big free desktop: GNOME."
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fast_rizwaan
Member since:
2010-09-01

It is always the "NEXT" KDE release claimed to be a miracle.

But before the THIS release becomes anywhere usable... Again start talking about THE NEXT big thing...

Great work as always!

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FishB8 Member since:
2006-01-16

KDE 5 is not the "next big thing". It's the "next little thing". It is not planned to be the same type of complete overhaul as 4.0 was. It simply looks like a good excuse to get rid of some old API/ABI stuff that has been retained for compatibility reasons, and better integration between Qt and KDE. That's about it. Everything else looks to be incremental changes the same as you get between minor versions.

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cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

It is always the "NEXT" KDE release claimed to be a miracle.

But before the THIS release becomes anywhere usable... Again start talking about THE NEXT big thing...

Great work as always!


It's funny how you can replace "KDE" in the above statement with "Ubuntu". Either finish the current release or don't bother. If the next one is so darn great then go for that and release when ready.

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