KDE Ships Second Alpha of Frameworks 5
March 3, 2014. Today KDE released the second alpha of Frameworks 5, part of a series of releases leading up to the final version planned for June 2014. This release includes progress since the previous alpha in February.
Efforts were directed towards getting frameworks to work on the MacOSX platform and Wayland on Linux. Moreover, kprintutils is no more, kwallet-framework was renamed kwallet and some new frameworks have been added.
For information about Frameworks 5, see this article on the dot news site. Those interested in following progress can check out the git repositories, follow the discussions on the KDE Frameworks Development mailing list and contribute patches through review board. Policies and the current state of the project and plans are available at the Frameworks wiki. Real-time discussions take place on the #kde-devel IRC channel on freenode.net.
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Installing frameworks Alpha 2 Binary Packages
Packages. A variety of distributions offers frequently updated packages of Frameworks 5. This includes Arch Linux, AOSC, Fedora, Kubuntu and openSUSE. See this wikipage for an overview.
The complete source code for frameworks 4.97.0 may be freely downloaded.
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