KDE Frameworks 5.101 Released - Development Now Focuses On KDE Frameworks 6

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 10 December 2022 at 06:44 AM EST. 3 Comments
Today marks the release of KDE Frameworks 5.101, which is notable in that this is the point that feature development on KDE Frameworks 5 is now effectively over. The focus now turns to KDE Frameworks 6.

Per the plans laid out earlier this year at the Akademy developer conference, KDE Frameworks 5 feature development stops following the v5.101 release. KDE Frameworks 5 will now just see maintenance updates moving forward.

KDE Frameworks 5 is also now going to be branched with KDE Frameworks 6 taking over as the main development branch. With this branching stage now also opens up KDE Frameworks 6 development to more breaking changes that they had been waiting for the branch milestone to happen before gutting out code needed for supporting both Qt5 and Qt6. Meanwhile with the KDE Plasma 5.27 release coming up is where KDE Plasma 5 feature development ends to then turn the focus on the desktop front to KDE Plasma 6.

With today's KDE Frameworks 5.101 release there is some additional Breeze icons, various fixes, continued churn around Kirigami, KWayland now exposing firm XDG-Shell class implementations, various API deprecations, and a variety of other updates.

KDE developer Volker Krause has also written a blog post today going over more details on the KDE Frameworks 6 branching. More details on this significant KF6 branching milestone via this blog post.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week