Thanks for the update. I just used the plasma5 branch a few days ago to
install kf5. Should I now check out trunk and use it from here on?
On September 22, 2016 12:27:55 AM Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> Recently, area51 trunk was pretty much declared dead. All the good stuff
> (tm) was happening in plasma5/ branch, largely thanks to tcb. Having qt 5.6
> and cmake and some other big PRs in-flight didn't help much: trunk was way
> out of sync.
> Trunk has been resurrected.
> After some rough-and-tumble merges, it caught up with official downstream
> ports recently, and has now had its role restored as the place where "the
> next big thing" is prepared.
> Based off of D7645 (which massaged kde.mk and makes USES=kde a lot more
> flexible, again thanks to tcb), trunk has now had KDE Frameworks 5 added.
> That's the tiers 1, 2 and 3 from https://api.kde.org/frameworks/ , with only
> a few exceptions (which can be found in kde.mk).
> Current roadmap is this:
> - get D7645 done, so that all the existing kde4 ports use the new mechanics
> - merge that into trunk
> - flush trunk, now with kf5, downstream in another review / PR
> This can be done because the kf5 ports are all named consistently and don't
> collide with anything. Now, just having kf5 ports in the tree isn't going to
> buy us any user-visible functionality, but it's good to have that as a
> checkpoint anyway: the supporting libraries.
> The map after getting kf5 in has a number of points of interest, but I don't
> know what makes the most sense, order-wise:
> - handle the big name-shuffling to make (name)space for co-existence of
> KDE4 and KF5-based applications; there's still the discussion to be had
> about the desirability of keeping KDE4 apps in some kind of legacy form.
> - add plasma5 desktop; this probably doesn't name-collide with anything
> else, and could provide a Plasma 5 desktop experience with KDE4
> applications running in it (or, of course, anything else X-based),
> - update KDE4 applications to the latest released versions,
> - add KF5-based applications to ports.