KDE Frameworks 6 Discussions Light Up With Qt 6.0 Coming Next Year
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 12 October 2019 at 06:48 AM EDT. 18 Comments
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With The Qt Company working hard now on development around Qt 6, the KDE developers are beginning their early discussions over their path forward to adopting this next evolutionary tool-kit update.

KDE developer Volker Krause has shared some of his early ideas and discussions around the path ahead to KDE Frameworks 6 following Qt6. Some of the -- very early -- highlights include:

- KDE Frameworks 6 likely being within a two year horizon, or within a year following Qt 6.0. The actual KF6 development will presumably get underway around H2'2020 when Qt 6.0 is getting buttoned up.

- There's probably going to be some sort of KF6 sprint in the not too distant future.

- There's been recent infrastructure work to disable deprecated methods in KDE Frameworks at compile-time.

- Remaining KDE programs are being ported away from KHTML.

- Porting components off KTcpSocket.

- Porting code away from deprecated Qt methods in order to start building cleanly off Qt 5.14 with deprecations disabled.

More details in Volker's blog.
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