KDE Will Support Qt 5 to Offer Reliable and Stable KDE Apps Until Qt 6 Is Fully Adopted

Posted by hanuca on Apr 7, 2021 12:19 AM EST
9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor
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The KDE Project announced today the Qt 5 Patch Collection as a new initiative to continue supporting and maintaining a stable Qt 5 branch for their KDE Gears and Frameworks software stacks.

As you may be aware of, Qt 6 arrived at the end of 2020 as the next-generation Qt application framework with new technologies and features for building more modern Qt software, and now the KDE Project aims to adopt it for their popular KDE Plasma desktop environment and apps.

At the moment, all KDE apps and the KDE Plasma desktop environment rely on the current Qt 5 technologies, but the KDE Project wants to start migrating them to Qt 6 in an attempt to provide users with new functionality.

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