Title: KDE Plasma 5 Upgrade
Author: Michael Palimaka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
KDE Workspaces 4.11 has reached end of life and is no longer supported
by upstream. It is therefore recommended for all users to upgrade to
KDE Plasma 5.
A detailed upgrade guide is available, but in most cases it is enough to
switch to the new desktop/plasma profile, update @world, and
# eselect profile list
# eselect profile set <target>
# emerge --ask --changed-use --newrepo --deep world
# emerge --ask --verbose kde-plasma/plasma-meta
If you normally use KDM to launch Plasma, note that it is no longer supported.
Upstream recommends x11-misc/sddm instead which is pulled in by plasma-meta by
default. OpenRC users should edit /etc/conf.d/xdm and update DISPLAYMANAGER.
Systemd users should run: systemctl reenable sddm.service
Due to an an evolution of KDE upstream's release process, the traditional
monolithic KDE 4 release is now split into three distinct components. This
means that KDE Applications are now separate from the Plasma desktop and
older KDE 4-based applications will continue to function as normal inside
KDE Workspaces 4.11 will remain in the tree for a reasonable time, but
be warned that it is unmaintained and may cause conflicts with
newer versions of KDE Applications.