Jure Repinc (JLP)

KDE releases beta of Plasma 5.1

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Put your testing hats on, Plasma 5.1 has a beta release. The second version of Plasma 5 is due out in under two weeks and now is your chance to test it for bugs which have crept in. It features a bunch of missing features which have been added back such as the much requested icon only task bar.

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can you drop plasma 5 on top of sc4? or do you need to get frameworks and related also going as the desktop? (and are plasmoids backwards compatible?)

David "Judah's Shadow" Blue at 2014-10-01T18:25:04Z

>> judahsshadow:

“can you drop plasma 5 on top of sc4? or do you need to get frameworks and related also going as the desktop?"


I don't understand the question... Plasma 5 is the desktop. And Plasma 5 requires Frameworks 5.


There's nothing stopping you from running a Plasma 5 session and then running KDElibs4.x-based applications on top. Except maybe your distribution's packaging, which may install to /opt or just require 4.x to be uninstalled. But that would be a packaging issue.

JanKusanagi @i at 2014-10-02T00:15:20Z

if only more distros would adopt the gentoo model of multiversion packaging where you could (hypothetically anyway) have KDE 1-5 all installed together existing happily.

David "Judah's Shadow" Blue at 2014-10-03T16:12:08Z