“KDE’s journey to Qt 6”

  by Nicolas Fella


The KDE Community has been developing software with Qt for 25 years. Some of the code has been ported across all major versions of Qt. With Qt 6 being released the next major version transition is coming. This presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the community.

This talk presents the work that has gone into and is planned for the Qt 6 transition, the challenges faced and the design decisions made. It highlights which aspects of a Qt 6 transition are going to be challenging and how new features of Qt 6 are going to benefit KDE. Attendees will be able to use KDE’s experience to plan and estimate their own porting projects.

About the speaker

Nicolas has been developing Qt-based software in the KDE Community for 5 years. He maintains several core aspects of the Plasma desktop environment and several applications.