KDE Frameworks 5.101 Released - Development Now Focuses On 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.