A Number Of KDE Apps Will Be Dropped If They Don't Get Ported To KF5
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 11 November 2016 at 07:48 AM EST. 101 Comments
KDE --
Around three dozen apps from the KDE Applications suite could be dropped if they don't see a port from kdelibs4 to KDE Frameworks 5 within the next year.

A proposal laid out yesterday would make next summer's KDE Applications 17.08 release be the last to allow applications based on kdelibs4. After that, kdelibs4 applications would not be permitted given that KDE Frameworks 5 has already been around for a while and KDE4 is no longer maintained. In other words, there's just about one year to port the relevant applications to KF5 by interested developers otherwise they will not be present in KDE Applications 17.12.

The kdelibs4-based applications still around include many games like KSudoku and KGoldRunner while there are also other applications that haven't received the KF5 treatment yet like Kopete, Juk, KMouseTool, KRemoteControl, Zeroconf-IOSlave, and many others. There are over 30 applications currently mentioned that would be subject to dropping should they not be ported to the modern interfaces.

More details via this mailing list thread.
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