KDE Frameworks / Plasma Progressing On FreeBSD, Wayland Is W.I.P.
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 29 December 2016 at 08:36 PM EST. 7 Comments
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KDE developer Adriaan de Groot has provided an update concerning the state of running the modern KDE software stack with Plasma 5 and KDE Applications atop FreeBSD.

Those working on the KDE-FreeBSD project have been making steady progress, KDE Frameworks 5 has landed in FreeBSD Ports, and they are keeping close to behind upstream with their FreeBSD state. Supporting the Plasma 5 desktop itself on FreeBSD is progressing but isn't yet ready for stock FreeBSD users.

The FreeBSD-focused developers are still trailing behind KDE on their support for Wayland, in part due to the FreeBSD graphics driver developers still lagging behind. There's also some complications around BlueZ not working well on FreeBSD for Bluetooth.

KDE + FreeBSD fans can learn more via this blog post.
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