[arch-announce] Transition of KDE software to the KDE Framework and Qt 5

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Andrea Scarpino announce at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 26 11:01:02 UTC 2015

The KDE Software Collection has been updated to KDE Applications 14.12.

The KDE developers have started porting their software to KDE Frameworks and Qt
5. For a list of the software that has been ported see [the announcement][1].

When a KDE Frameworks port of a KDE application is considered stable, it is
released with KDE Applications and development and bug fixes are no longer
applied to the Qt4/KDE4 version. This means that as ported versions of
applications are released, we will switch to the newer version. At the same
time, we are getting rid of KDE module prefixes (e.g. _kdebase-konsole ->

The result of this transition is that some packages will be using Qt5 and some
will be using Qt4. We are working hard to make the transition smooth for KDE4
users, but things might look different depending on your configuration. Please
adjust themes and colors as necessary for the two toolkits. See [the wiki][2]
for help. We also recommend switching to Plasma 5.2 which will be released this

Please report upstream bugs to the KDE bugzilla. Feel free to CC me.

   [1]: https://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-applications-14.12.0.php

   [2]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE#Personalization

URL: https://www.archlinux.org/news/transition-of-kde-software-to-the-kde-framework-and-qt-5/

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