This document describes the necessary steps towards Plasma Workspaces 2 running on Wayland. It contains the current state of components that are being transformed to QML and Plasma2. Developers please update the status of the same here. REMEMBER! when start working, or you are done, update this page.

Definition of Done

If you are porting a piece of code, think about the following list when trying to finish it:

  • In case of a Plasmoid, it is ported to QML
  • It has been reviewed by the rest of the team
  • merged into master branch
  • verified to load and work in Plasma 2


The following items are necessary for a basic working desktop. This is pretty much what we need for our current default configuration.

Library- cq. Framework-level Changes

Status Action Method Developer
DONE libtaskmanager Porting libtaskmanager to Wayland-compatible API <all>
DONE Shell Switching kded Module to keep track of formfactor changes <Aaron>
DONE Shell Package Create shell package for Desktop UX <notmart>
DONE Look & Feel Package Create Look & Feel package for Desktop UX <sebas>
DONE Plasma::DataEngine API Review status <all>
DONE Qt Qml Conditional QML imports <all>
DONE Shell Switching Create KWin effect for switching <all>
DONE Shell Switching Shell switching mechanism in plasma-shell <all>
DONE Shell Async Compact Representation <Marco>
DONE Activities in KWin ivan <[email protected]>
DONE Plasma::Applet API Review status <all>
DONE Plasma::Containment API Review status <all>
DONE Plasma::Theme API Review status <all>
IN PROGRESS Plasma::Corona API Review status <all>
IN PROGRESS Plasma::DataContainer API Review status <all>
IN PROGRESS Plasma::Service API Review status <all>
IN PROGRESS Plasma::RunnerManager API Review status] <all>
IN PROGRESS Misc API Changes More API Issues <all>
IN PROGRESS Folderview Folderview QML Port <Eike>
DONE Fix plasmoid shortcuts - see davidedmundson/keyboardshortcuts David Edmundson <[email protected]>
DONE Splash Make part of shell package <all>
DONE Window Placement Wayland-compatible placement of dialogs and tooltips and other windows <all>
DONE Repo splitting (Alex + Aleix) <[email protected]>
TODO Screen Locker Port event filter to XCB <mgraesslin>
DONE Screen Locker Componentize Lock Screen <all>
TODO Screen Locker Port screen locker config to QML <all>
DONE Screen Locker Port Greeter Widget away from QGV Edmundson <David Edmundson>
TODO Dashboard Config option for dashboard having different set of plasmoids <all>
TODO Step Back Step back, look at it as a whole, polish it like there's no tomorrow. <all>


Status Name Source Developer
DONE tasks kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE time kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE applicationjobs kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE apps kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE soliddevice kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE statusnotifieritem kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE devicenotifications kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE hotplug kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE keystate kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE notifications kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE places kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE powermanagement kde-workspace[frameworks-scratch] <[email protected]>
DONE activities kde-workspace <[email protected]>
TODO calendar Waiting for kdepim <[email protected]>

Plasmoids and Containments

Status Name Source Developer
DONE ToolBox kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Widget Explorer plasma-framework <[email protected]>
DONE Desktop plasma/sebas/desktop-qml or master branches in kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE devicenotifier kde-workspace
DONE tasks kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE QuickShare Plasmoid Working, we could use the opportunity to make it do nice things :D <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Notifications kde-workspace (needs config) <[email protected]>
DONE System Tray kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Digital Clock (needs config) kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Battery Monitor kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Network Manager plasma-nm <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Folder View nowhere <[email protected]>
DONE Panel nowhere <notmart>
IN PROGRESS Icon kde-workspace (needs config) <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS calendar (needs holidays and events from kdepimlibs) plasma-framework <[email protected]>
DONE Pager kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Kickoff Visual Touchups kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Activity manager Rework No where <[email protected]>
DONE Finish Task Manager ?? <[email protected]>
TODO New Volume Control Applet ?? <[email protected]>
DONE Wallpaper Slideshow No where <[email protected]>

Session Stuff

Status Name Source Developer
DONE ktimezoned kde-runtime <[email protected]>
DONE klipper kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE KSMServer kde-workspace <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS startup kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE powerdevil kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE kded + modules kde-runtime <[email protected]>
DONE kglobalacceld (X11) kde-runtime <[email protected]>
DONE Make a new KSplash design ??? <Jens>
DONE Make a Plasma Theme that can be used by SDDM and fallback used on LightDM ??? E <David E>


Status Name Source Developer
DONE KRunner internals porting No Where <[email protected]>
DONE KRunner UI Porting No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Desktop Search No Where <[email protected]>
TODO Dictionary Windows <[email protected]>
TODO Units No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Applications No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Desktop Search No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Places No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Recent Documents No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Locations No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Bookmarks No Where <[email protected]>
DONE Commandline No Where <[email protected]>


Status Name Source Developer
DONE Systemsettings Make shell work and layout correctly (update Qt) <[email protected]>
DONE Systemsettings Appearance Fonts settings <[email protected]>
DONE Systemsettings Network Network Managment KCM <[email protected]>
DONE ... More essential KCMs... <[email protected]>
TODO Make System Settings sync KDE4 + 5 ??

QML components

Status Name Source Developer
IN PROGRESS Plotter plasma-framework[bshah/plotter-qml] <[email protected]>
TODO Gauge No where <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Color chooser No where <[email protected]>
TODO Font chooser No Where <[email protected]>

Planned for later

The following lists contain add-ons which are not in the default config.

General Tasks

Status Name Source Developer
TODO Shell Switching Enable/disable virtual keyboard based on formfactor <all>
TODO Shell Package Create shell package for Active UX <all>
TODO Desktop Scripting Dynamic Activity-Desktop association <all>
TODO Desktop Scripting Property Activity-related API <all>
DONE Desktop Scripting Introspectible Plasmoid configuration <all>
TODO Desktop Scripting Rework wallpaper API <all>
TODO Shell Switching Config option to manually switch shell <all>
TODO Screen Locker Bring back options for start automatically and grace time <all>
TODO Look & Feel Package Config option for what to do on mouse wheel <all>
TODO Look & Feel Package Config option for showing tooltips <all>
DONE analog-clock Nowhere <[email protected]>
DONE Trash kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Window List kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE Activity Bar kde-workspace <[email protected]>

TODO Comic Strip Nowhere <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Calculator kdeplasma-addons (Merged) <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Konsole session kdeplasma-addons (Merged) <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Konqueror session kdeplasma-addons (Merged) <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Now Playing kdeplasma-addons (Merged) <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Activities kdeworkspace master
IN PROGRESS Weather kdeplasma-addons master <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Weatherstation kdeplasma-addons master <[email protected]>

IN PROGRESS Lock Logout "plasma/viranch/powermanagementservices" branch of kde-workspace <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Kate session "plasma/sreich/declarative-kate-applet" branch of kate <[email protected]>

TODO Quick Launch Nowhere <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Fifteen Puzzle Nowhere <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS KGet Widget qmlwidget branch of KGet <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Timer bettio/qml-gsoc-timer <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS News master branch of declarative-plasmoids repository <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Microblog master branch of declarative-plasmoids repository <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Dictionary master branch of declarative-plasmoids repository <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS RSS Now master branch of declarative-plasmoids <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS System Monitor plasma/sreich/qml2-system-monitors, (pre-5.0). Uses canvas, needs scaling, migration move to an applet, and sensor binding mostly Reich <Shaun Reich>
TODO panelspacer Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO showActivityManager Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Binary Clock Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Blackboard Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Bookmarks Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Bouncy Ball KILL IT <[email protected]>
TODO Bubblemon Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Character Selector Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Colour Picker Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Community Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO CPU Monitor see System Monitors <[email protected]>
TODO Hardware Info Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Picture Frame Nowhere <nobody>
TODO Panel Spacer Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO webbrowser Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Web Slice Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Notes Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Keyboard Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO Keyboard Layout Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO World Clock Nowhere <[email protected]>

TODO Sal Containment nowhere <nobody>
TODO Newspaper Containment nowhere <nobody>
TODO Grouping desktop Containment nowhere <nobody>


Status Name Source Developer
DONE dict kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE executable kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE filebrowser kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE systemmonitor kde-workspace <[email protected]>
DONE favicons kde-workspace <[email protected]>
TODO geolocation Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO metadata Nowhere <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS mouse REVIEW 114260 <[email protected]>
DONE mpris2 Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO network Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO rss Nowhere <[email protected]>
DONE share kde-workspace <[email protected]>
TODO weather Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO searchlaunch Nowhere <[email protected]>
TODO akonadi Nowhere <[email protected]>

External Projects

Projects which are external to KDE Workspace but are required for a usable workspace

Status Component Description Migrator Comments
TODO kcm-akonadi kdepim-runtime kcm module may need to be turned into standalone/run from kontact if it needs lots of bits ported to kf5 to be of any use
TODO print-manager kdeutils plasma applet and kcm
DONE libmm-qt Qt 5 port master branch is already ported to Qt5
DONE kde-gtk-config kcm
TODO kde wallet kcm, kded really everything should be ported to secret service but that doesn't work
IN PROGRESS bluedevil plasmoid, kded, kcm
TODO telepathy kcm in system-settings kcm like kdepim may need to be made standalone/run from KDE IM Contacts if it needs everything ported to kf5 to work
TODO kamera kcm, kio
DONE kscreen plasma applet, kcm Aleix Pol
IN PROGRESS about-distro kcm Bhushan Shah <[email protected]>
DONE SDDM David Edmundson
TODO user-manager kcm

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