KDE 5 Now in Development
Aug 08, 2011, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Yes, you read that right. Coming out of Platform 11, we have a
roadmap for the next major releast of KDE's libraries and runtime
requirements. The emphasis is on modularity, dependency clarity /
simplification and increasing quality to the next level. Our goal
is to give us better tools for desktop app development, give our
KDE mobile projects a leg up and make KDE's libraries something
that Qt developers can and will use.
There are many steps to get there: reexamining what is in KDE's
libraries that ought to be in Qt proper; dividing up the libraries
along the lines of the new organizational charts we've drawn up at
Platform 11 and subsequently presented on kde-core-devel, etc.
We do not wish to introduce anything highly disruptive, however.
As with Qt5, we want this to be a mostly-under-the-hood set of
work. We will be taking this opportunity to adopt some new
technologies behind the scenes to increase interoperability, such
as introducing a Secret Service implementation that can phase out