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Old 10-08-2019, 03:28 PM   #136
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No longer than on the next year will be released Qt6, then will forget about the "obsolete" Plasma5 and we will look forward for the brand new and written from scratch Plasma6...
You have well over a year for Plasma 6, Plasma 5.20 is not expected until October 2020:
https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.16.90.php
https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Plasma_5
 
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:53 PM   #137
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And IMO, XFCE is a nice light-weight Desktop Environment, but that's all it is. It does not play well with HiDPI screens, or multiple screens, and it is just a desktop with no serious applications.
I don't know if you'd say the same for Mate, but I am a happy user of Mate 1.22 (I provide also XFCE 4.14 for Slint). It is also and by far the most accessible desktop as of today, which matters a lot for me. Just out of curiosity, which serious applications are available only in or with Plasma?

PS I mean, and have features not found in another software.

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Old 10-08-2019, 04:06 PM   #138
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I don't know if you'd say the same for Mate, but I am a happy user of Mate 1.22 (I provide also XFCE 4.14 for Slint). It is also and by far the most accessible desktop as of today, which matters a lot for me. Just out of curiosity, which serious applications are available only in or with Plasma?
I like Mate, but I do not use it myself. I provide a Mate Live ISO though and give that a spin from time to time just to see how it evolves.

In KDE Plasma, I can not do without dolphin, kdeconnect, digikam, k3b, kleopatra, kmymoney, konsole, okular, spectacle, and I use a lot of the smaller usability applications on a daily basis.
Also, I use Qt5 oriented applications like VLC, calibre, libreoffice a lot.
 
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:47 PM   #139
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In KDE Plasma, I can not do without dolphin, kdeconnect, digikam, k3b, kleopatra, kmymoney, konsole, okular, spectacle, and I use a lot of the smaller usability applications on a daily basis.
Also, I use Qt5 oriented applications like VLC, calibre, libreoffice a lot.
Well, Caja or PCManFM are good enough for me vs dolphin, mate-terminal vs konsole, atril vs okular, to mention those that I know (I don't use GUI for everything). Matter of taste and usage, I assume.

I agree about Qt5, which additionally is becoming more accessible thanks to contributors like Frederik Gladhorn and Chrys.
 
Old 10-08-2019, 05:02 PM   #140
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I would venture that he and Pat share similar points of view about the current state and unnecessary complexity of modern DEs. I imagine what we are seeing here is a tug of war - albeit an amicable one, one would hope - between Pat and Eric, with moving Plasma 5 into Slackware being on one end of the rope and removing KDE altogether being on the other end. If that really is the case I imagine the latter will eventually win out.
Well, that's not the case. Our discussions have been about when, not if.
 
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:18 PM   #141
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And IMO, XFCE is a nice light-weight Desktop Environment, but that's all it is. It does not play well with HiDPI screens
Is that still true for 4.14?
 
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:18 PM   #142
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And there it is
 
Old 10-08-2019, 05:23 PM   #143
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Well, that's not the case. Our discussions have been about when, not if.
In that case I stand corrected. Thanks for commenting on this, Pat.

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Old 10-08-2019, 05:25 PM   #144
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I guess we can take that poll down now
 
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:26 AM   #145
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Wonderful news! Thanks, Mr. Volkerding!
 
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:25 AM   #146
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3) You will create more confusion. Lets be honest many of us on this board have a decade or more experience in the Slackware universe; but given how far the rest of the Linux world has drifted Slackware can be pretty darn alien to new folks. Do you really want them figuring out if they can use that slackbuild/package for 14.2 on their 14.2.3 system?

....
You may just call the ISO slackware64-14.2-20191023, 20191023 being the date of the last patch contained in the ISO

And yes, marketing is important! New users visiting www.slackware.com are seeing 2016-07-01 as the date of the last post
 
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