Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Plasma Next Is Preparing to Replace KDE, First Beta Now Available for Download

Filed under
KDE

Plasma Next has been built to eventually replace the current KDE Applications and Platform, which seems to have run its course. The project is still being maintained and new versions will still be released, but the new Plasma project is the future.

To make things more manageable for the developers, the project has been separated in a few smaller ones that in the end will come together in a single, bigger product. This is not only a change of name, but a true evolution of KDE.

Read more

KF5

It is too flat. They appear to be trying to copy windows 8.

This will be the kde/qt theme in KF5
http://wstaw.org/m/2014/04/14/sample1.png

Compare to kde4's oxygen
http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.6/screenshots/46-p02.png
which looks beautiful.

I don't know what they are thinking in terms of design

Theme

That new theme looks awful.

Not Flat Enough...

Get with it... Crystal and shiny things are long over. Flat is in, and I don't think the icons are flat enough and don't blend well with the rest of the theme. Personally, they need to look at what's trending in Android for ideas on themes. They need to get the base icon theme right, because its the only one that'll be complete enough to use for most.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Kirin OS

Subuser uses Docker containers to deliver desktop apps for Linux

Distributing desktop applications for Linux has long been a headache, in large part because apps have to be repackaged for each Linux distribution. And while an app-containerization technology like Docker makes it easier to bundle and distribute apps, it wasn't really designed for distributing desktop applications. Subuser is a new application-packaging system that allows Dockerized desktop apps to be run as if they were regular Linux applications. It provides just enough permissions to allow the Dockerized app to interact with the local system -- for instance, to work with the X11 display server -- while still keeping it locked down. Read more

Automotive Grade Linux wants to help open source your next car

There are times I wonder how the auto industry has managed to fall so far behind in the realm of technology. Only within the past year or so have we seen the rise of commercially available wireless options in mass production vehicles. Take a look at the standard options for mobile displays within car dashboards and you will see nothing to truly impress you. Consider that a low-spec smartphone is more impressive (and offers far more features and services) than does that console of a high-end automobile. Recently I rented a Jeep Cherokee Limited edition, that included a touch-screen console with what was supposed to have all the bells and whistles. That touch screen wound up to be less-than user-friendly, not even remotely yielding to what I what I wanted it to do, and served little purpose other than to navigate my wife and I through Miami, Florida, listen to music, and view the rear-facing camera for backing up. The in-console display had serious issues connecting to any smartphone we had, so music was limited to satellite. Read more

Red Hat rides the IoT wave with open-source

In the past, only companies with the deepest pockets were able to benefit from gathering data from distributed devices to drive better decision making and realize additional revenue. Today, the economics of the IoT architecture--the hardware, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, big data and analysis, and customer expectations are dramatically expanding the scope of IoT and making it possible for every enterprise--and not just consumers--to benefit. Read more