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Month: August 2014

Re: [trinity-users] A little KDE Plasma 5 tour, just for curiosity

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:52:16 -0500
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> Hi,
> Just to try it, I tested Plasma 5 on my computer. At this stage, it is
> still called Plasma 5, instead of KDE 5 because the software around the
> desktop is not all ready for Qt5.
> Also, I provided some screenshots showing Trinity apps being run on Plasma
> 5. They have to be launched manually from Konsole, but they run run very
> well and they are even well integrated, when QTCurve widget style is used.
> IMHO, Plasma 5 is much more agreeable and pleasant to use than it was in
> KDE4. Yes, it is much slower than Trinity, but it features less nonsense
> than KDE4. It has not crashed on me for the ''small'' time I tried it. The
> new K menu is a kind of hybrid between what is the Kicker and the Kickoff
> menu in Trinity.
> From what I can see, it will make forget the KDE4 series pretty soon, when
> it will be ready, but Trinity performance and useability is still
> unbeatable :)
> Please be reminded that I only posted these screenshot for curiosity and
> nobody has to look at it.
> If you want to comment, please be open-minded.
> -Alexandre

My only comment, and I keep an open mind in almost all cases, is that KDE
appears to be continuing its tradition of copying the look and feel of the
latest version of Windows.  In these screenshots I can definitely see
Windows 8's influence in the minimalist styling of their widgets.  This is
not necessarily a bad thing, as long as they don't make the mistake of
copying Windows 8's limitations as well (sometimes referred to as "Window
8" here in reference to only having one window visible at any given time
in Metro.)

I am glad to see why are undoing some of the KDE4 nonsense.  I look
forward to testing the finished P5 on a LiveCD.

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