On Thursday 16 April 2015 15:58:58 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > I would also like some input from the KDE maintainers, specially (but not
> > limited to) maxy on how KDE's porting efforts are being developed (for
> > example, do you think we will have a usable KDE with Qt5 experience by the
> > end of the year?) I haven't tried it myself yet so any input in this
> > regard
> > will be highly appreciated.
> Since Kubuntu is doing a largely Plasma5/Kf5/Qt5 release this month, I think
> we'll have a very good idea based on user feedback to Kubuntu about how
> usable the KDE/Qt5 experience is. I haven't tried it either.
Hi, the porting progress of KDE Applications is currently working quite nicely
IMO. An overview on what currently is already ported is e.g. here:
Yet some important applications (e.g. the whole of PIM, Okular, Calligra...)
have not seen any Qt5/KF5 based release yet. Trying to not make too bold
statements, my gut feeling is that the KDE Applications release after 15.08
(probably around X-Mas) should provide ports for "most" of the applications,
making early 2016 sound a feasible date. If you add 4 more months for another
Applications release cycle for safety, there should have been two Qt5/KF5
based release cycles for most applications at spring 2016.
Talking about the Workspace, it is already quite usable IMO (whereas I am
running master branches).