KDE "Plasma Next" Reaches Alpha
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 3 April 2014 at 10:12 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Following this week's KDE Frameworks 5 Beta release is the debut of the alpha version of Plasma-Next.

KDE developers are now soliciting tests for Plasma Next as the next-generation Plasma Workspace. Plasma Next is built using QML on Qt5 with Qt Quick and an OpenGL scenegraph.

Besides being built on newer software technologies, KDE Plasma Next aims for a converged workspace across form factors, plus other desktop enhancements.

While Plasma Next is just in a testing stage today, the first official release (2014.6) is expected to happen on 17 June. More details via dot.kde.org.

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