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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5 already
by Bringbackanonposting on Fri 26th Aug 2011 00:20 UTC
Bringbackanonposting
Member since:
2005-11-16

Such a rush to go to the next major version...
Wouldn't it be nice if they could slow down and make minor improvements not to mention get some parts of KDE useable for more people (Kontact/Kolab/Groupware). I'm still stuck using Thunderbird and it's addressbook/LDAP. Like the first comment on here, I don't fool around much with what I get by default but would really like to use "more" of KDE as my example shows. Nothing wrong with having all the customization etc, doesn't get in my road at all. KDE is still my preferred DE, has been since KDE 1x.

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RE: 5 already
by orestes on Fri 26th Aug 2011 17:27 in reply to "5 already"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

The KDE major versions follow the QT major versions, in this case it's basically going to be KDE 4.x continued on QT5. So why are we seeing QT5 so fast? One word: Wayland.

I do wish they'd get someone remotely sane to clean up the various settings dialogs into something more cohesive, having to go to 3-4 completely different sets of dialogs to tweak the look of my desktop is just silly

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RE[2]: 5 already
by diegoviola on Sat 27th Aug 2011 10:16 in reply to "RE: 5 already"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

The KDE major versions follow the QT major versions, in this case it's basically going to be KDE 4.x continued on QT5. So why are we seeing QT5 so fast? One word: Wayland.

I do wish they'd get someone remotely sane to clean up the various settings dialogs into something more cohesive, having to go to 3-4 completely different sets of dialogs to tweak the look of my desktop is just silly


Wayland will rock, can't wait.

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