Plasma 5.8 has its Kickoff meeting yesterday and we Kickered the plans into shape. The big news is it’ll be an LTS release with bugfix releases coming out for 18 months after the .0. This matches Qt 5.6 which is also on an LTS schedule and we’ll still to 5.6 as the minimum Qt version for Plasma 5.8 LTS. Full schedule on wiki.
As an LTS cycle we will focus on stability and performance for the 5.8 release.
The exception is for work on Wayland which won’t get LTS support but we do hope to be feature complete in time for the 5.8 release in October.
We went over the Plasma To Do board and tidied it up and added some new items.
And you can look forward to talks at Akademy by David and other Plasma developers, plus BoF sessions through the week.
To help out with Plasma developing say hi in #plasma on Freenode.