Linux A Look At Upcoming KDE 5 Framework Based 'KDE Plasma Next'. Beautiful!

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  1. Abhishek Rawal

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    First Beta of KDE Framework 5 is released. The final release is planned for June. Plasma Next that is built on QT5 is the first transition of codebase to KDE Framework 5 which will be lot smoother than current plasma and much more neater & attractive.
    Below is few screenshots & link to video, if you want to check it out.



    activities.
    calendar.
    kickoff2.
    networkmanager.
    paneltoolbox.
    And Linux desktops are turning out to be more & more beautiful. :love:
     
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  2. Kaustubh Katdare

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    Is it just me or it seems to be inspired from iOS design? o_O
     
  3. Abhishek Rawal

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    I would like to know, which part of KDE do you feel similar to that of iOS ?
     
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    The second image after the video in your post.
     
  5. Abhishek Rawal

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    So by looking at Calendar widget with translucent blue theme, you think KDE Plasma Next is iOS inspired ?

    Cool one , Sir :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Abhishek Rawal

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    KDE have new fonts now called "Oxygen Fonts". Looks nice.
    Just to remind you, KDE Plasma Next Final Release is on 15th of July. If you're too eager to try the beta1 of Plasma Next, here's the Neon ISO available : http://files.kde.org/snapshots/

    Damn, I can't wait for 3 more months :coffee:
     
  7. Abhishek Rawal

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    And it's out! I just tested it. Will give detailed review sooner.

    snapshot2.

    snapshot1. snapshot3. snapshot4.
     
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  8. Abhishek Rawal

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    Plasma 5 is turning out to be awesome. Using it as daily driver. Many (read most) KDE apps are not ported to QT5, but still it looks quite better than Plasma 4.
    However, option of using EGL openGL interface is great plus of QT5 KDE framework.

    Few screenies :
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    snapshot2.

    snapshot6.

    snapshot4.

    snapshot3.

    snapshot5.
     
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    Update : Couple days ago 'Feature freeze' for Plasma 5.4 took place and plasma/5.4 branch has been made. Yesterday 'Beta' of Plasma 5.4 was rolled out. The Final release date of Plasma 5.4 is 25th August.

    What's new in Plasma 5.4 ?

    - New Audio volume Applet :
    plasma-screen-audiovolume-shadows.

    - New Dashboard Alternative Launcher
    plasma-screen-dashboard-2-shadow.

    - More Breeze icons
    plasma10430.

    - Graph in Network Applet
    plasma-screen-nm-graph-shadow.

    - Krunner history
    plasma-screen-krunner-shadow.


    Source : https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.3.95.php
     
  10. Abhishek Rawal

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    And, I have updated my Arch to 5.3.95 (Plasma 5.4 Beta) and everything seems pretty stable.

    aaa24.

    aaa22.

    aaa23.
     
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