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plasma in 18-24 months?

Oct 19, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Seigo)

"In my last blog entry, I mentioned QtComponents, QML and the new Qt scene graph and then vaguely alluded to profound implications for Plasma. I will not tease you, dear reader, for longer than necessary: this blog entry contains my current preliminary thinking on the what this could all mean for Plasma going forward.

"First, I'd like to note that none of this would be possible without the fantastic work going on at Nokia's Qt development offices. They are tackling hard and interesting problems with gusto and producing some very nice results in the process. QtComponents is being developed very much in the open right from the start: an open mailing list for all dev discussion, a public git repo that even contains experiments and early code sketches, a set of use cases and open tasks in Jira. Outreach to community members such as myself, which allowed me to join their design sessions last week, is just one more piece of this. This open from end-to-end, right from the beginning development model is part of the "new Qt" ecosystem that is the culmination of years of consistent effort on the part of many individuals involved with Qt. It's paying off now, and I hope that all new Qt components undertake a similar, or even the exact same, type of approach.

"Enough about that, however... what does all this new stuff mean for Plasma?"

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