Linux News Today: KDE Frameworks 5.14.0 Arrives with Lots of Improvements
KDE Frameworks 5.14.0 has just been announced by the KDE Community. The new version is now out and expected to hit repositories from all over the world very soon. Like many of the versions before it, the new Frameworks update is an important one, and it will have repercussions from now on.
KDE Frameworks represents the underpinning of the entire KDE experience. It’s what developers and users would call the under-the-hood element, so it’s easy to understand why this is actually a very important release. The KDE project has been getting a lot of attention lately, and this started to happen right after the project has been reorganized.
The former KDE SC has been split into KDE Frameworks, KDE Plasma, and KDE Applications. Plasma, as you all know, is the desktop and the part that gets most of the praise. KDE Frameworks is the backbone, and there is no need to really explain Applications. One of the reasons for this rearrangement had to do with efficiency. Developers are no longer waiting on others from the same project to get something out the door. The result has been a much faster release pace for all the components.
KDE Frameworks 5.14.0 is here
Some of the distro developers weren’t too happy about the new branch and the reorganization, but they got around to it. As it stands right now, there are very few operating systems that still sport the old KDE SC 4.x branch.
“KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.14.0. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt, which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well-tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner,” said the KDE devs.
You also have to keep in mind that KDE Frameworks 5.14.0 is a sophisticated piece of software, and you really need to know what you are doing if you decide to compile it. You can download the source packages for KDE Frameworks 5.14.0 from Softpedia.