In order to have an elegant way of switching plasma shells at runtime, we need to hide the process from the user. Is there a nicer way of doing that than showing a pretty splash screen on top of everything? (this is a rhetoric question - don’t answer, it has already been decided)
This is aimed at Plasma Workspaces 2 and is pure Qt5/QML2 thingie. It will also be used as a base for the future versions of KSplashQML (aka TSP).
Here’s the obligatory looped gif showing what it looks like.