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  • KDE Frameworks 5.18 Released With Numerous Additions

    Phoronix: KDE Frameworks 5.18 Released With Numerous Additions

    KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 was released this weekend with the latest add-on components for complementing Qt 5...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-5.18-Released

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    I've found that 5.17.0 to be acceptably stable on Arch Linux. Had my laptop on for days emerging Gentoo (now also moving to a Plasma Next Desktop!) Doing a bit of graphics work with Inkscape. Appears to be pretty rock solid. All my little niggles are getting sorted out... Multi-monitor support for independent slideshow backgrounds. Drag and reorder Konsole tabs (finally). Little incremental fixes - but nice to see!

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    • #3
      Really. Nothing more satisfying from a user pov than a quiet, boring bug-fix release.

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      • #4
        Glad to see KDE & Plasma are maturing. I'd like to try and write an app for KDE, but it is a bit mysterious how one writes a modern KDE app, the documentation is fragmented and a lot of it is out of date.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post
          Glad to see KDE & Plasma are maturing. I'd like to try and write an app for KDE, but it is a bit mysterious how one writes a modern KDE app, the documentation is fragmented and a lot of it is out of date.
          If you've got a simple app in mind, just use QtCreator and forget about the kde extensions for now. The QtCreator docs should be in good shape. A regular Qt5 app looks good and if written correctly is cross-platform.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post
            Glad to see KDE & Plasma are maturing. I'd like to try and write an app for KDE, but it is a bit mysterious how one writes a modern KDE app, the documentation is fragmented and a lot of it is out of date.
            Well, I'd call http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/ rather centralized, and complete. It's not perfect, but it's all there. And as for techbase.kde.org, people are working on an attack plan to remove all outdated tutorials, too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post
              Glad to see KDE & Plasma are maturing.
              Depends on how you look at it. The moment KDE 3 matured, it was deprecated and we moved to KDE 4. The moment KDE 4 matured, we moved to KDE 5. And history has this habit of repeating itself
              But hey, I'll take aggressive rewrites over code rot any day.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post
                I'd like to try and write an app for KDE, but it is a bit mysterious how one writes a modern KDE app, the documentation is fragmented and a lot of it is out of date.
                I guess it depends on what you consider a KDE app.

                Usually that means an application developer by KDE developers.
                Which in most cases are what is more generically referred to as Qt applications.
                I.e. referring to KDE as the origin of the applications

                One other interpretation is to mean a Plasma applet.
                I.e. referring to KDE as the "Linux desktop shell".

                Cheers,
                _

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bobwya View Post
                  Gentoo (now also moving to a Plasma Next Desktop!
                  What?

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