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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RE[2]: 5 already
by diegoviola on Sat 27th Aug 2011 10:16 UTC 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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RE[3]: 5 already
by ple_mono on Sun 28th Aug 2011 16:28 in reply to "RE[2]: 5 already"
ple_mono Member since:
2005-07-26

Wayland will rock, can't wait.

It sure will. Maybe KDE applications will stop flicker, once and for all. Supposedly (i read in a qt blog long ago) qt4 would stop all (most) flickering to occur, but i'm still seeing a lot of it in KDE. Especially without desktop effects masking it with effects such as fade and whatnot, but it's still there.
Maybe it's an oversight on the part of KDE devs, i really don't know because GTK/Compiz seems pretty solid in this regard though...
Before anyone yells, i'm not seeing it here on my system, then just let me add i'm quite sensitive to these kind of things. Maybe i should eat less carrots (which are said to be good for visual accuracy), LOL.

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