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KDE 5 Now in Development

Aug 08, 2011, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"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 KWallet.

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