After 5 years of not updating the NetNewsTicker I decided to pick up development again since this piece of Software will not run anymore on KDE5/Plasma
I’ve looked into the changes I have to make to get it running on the new KDE again, but it turned out that I have to rewite nearly everything.
Sadly Plasma Applets can’t consist of C++ only anymore. You always have to use QtQuick/QML on parts of any Plasma Applet. And I decided not to go that way. This means there will be no integration into Plasma with KDE5+.
But that doesn’t mean the NetNewsTicker will abandoned. A few years ago (2013) I rewrote the NetNewsTicker using Qt to get it working on OSX.
And since KDE is based on Qt it was no big effort to compile it on Linux and get it running
So in the future there will be a NetNewsTicker again and it will also run on Linux/Mac OSX/Windows.