I’m hearing that openSUSE 13.2 is going to ship with KDE 5.0. Some people are confirming this while others are denying, making it hard to understand if it’s really the case. Although Qt5 is an upgrade I’m eager for, this is happening sooner than I expected if true… though it’s not for me to judge whether it is rushed or not. Still, if KDE5 is becoming the new default in openSUSE, I’ll certainly want to switch to it once that happens. And there are several things I’m currently worried about, which I was hoping someone could clarify me on:
The most openSUSE relevant one is if I’ll have to do the switch manually, or if upgrading to 13.2 (once it’s out) will automatically install it. Will switching to the 13.2 / Tumbleweed / Factory repositories and doing a “zypper dup” automatically uninstall KDE4 and add KDE5?
My second concern is what’s getting removed. Last time I checked, a lot of things were missing from KDE5, and I don’t want to lose any features. For example, I use a “Wallpaper Slideshow” with “Scaled & Cropped” positioning, a custom lock screen background, the Oxygen Transparent style, and more. I also use several widgets such as Picture Frame, System Monitor, RSSNOW, and a few others. Also most desktop effects… such as Blur or Wobbling Windows. Is there anything, especially from the things I listed, that’s going away in KDE5 because it wasn’t ported to Qt5 yet? And lastly, will plasma / kwin themes that work in 4.11 still work in 5.*, or will themes no longer be compatible?