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KDE Ships First Alpha of Frameworks 5

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Collaboration between Qt and KDE February 14, 2014. Today KDE released the first 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 Frameworks 5 Tech Preview in the beginning of this year.

Improvements in this release include the addition of .pri files which make it easy for qmake based projects to use individual frameworks and two new frameworks: kactivities and plasma-framework. There has also been significant progress in getting frameworks to work on the Microsoft Windows platform.

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 1 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.

Compiling frameworks

The complete source code for frameworks 4.96.0 may be freely downloaded.

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