Phoronix: Video: The State of KDE Frameworks 5, Plasma 2
For those curious about the state of KDE Frameworks 5 and the Plasma 2 desktop interface, KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has posted a video of the current state of this new KDE code that's expected to stabilize in 2014...
I really like KDE but has anyone seen any good plasmoids around? Even the stock ones seem unfinished. The promise was so much more. Sure, the tech will get updated but plasma will remain not very useful. Keeping my thumbs up anyway, maybe QML2 will allow for easier creation of cool plasma apps/gadgets?
There will be KDE Frameworks 5, KDE Applications 5 and KDE Workspaces 2. The KFs are mostly about modularization of kdelibs (cleanups, merges with Qt 5, deprecations etc). KDE Applications will likely be just a port of KDE Applications 4.xx to KF5. The changes in Plasma Workspaces are quite notable with stuff like complete QML2 port and removal of the old graphics system.
Whether the applications will get a 5.x number, hasn't even been decided, yet.
What else could it be? It would make no sense not to move to 5.x because people probably want to be able to install KDE SC 4 and KDE Applications "5" side by side; having 4.13 for Qt 4 and 4.14 for Qt 5 would be pretty damn confusing. I know there's no concrete plans on when it will be released but I haven't heard any one suggest that there's any question what the version number will be.