Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Apr 2011 22:13 UTC
KDE New open source projects have been launched by KDE developers aimed at bringing a consistent user interface across a varied of touch screen interfaces like tablets and entertainment devices and take data integration to a new level. The new Plasma Active and Contour projects were developed to offer a new user experience for tablets, smartphones and set top boxes.
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by Hiev on Thu 14th Apr 2011 15:48 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

Another flaw I see is that they are just a buntch of Qt experts, not Linux expert (no, is not the same by far).

When Google started Android one of the first things it did was to hire real Linux experts like Rover Love (a former Novell employee, http://rlove.org/).

But all I see in this project are a bunch of Qt experts not even usability folks.

There a lot of challenges in implementeing a Tablet experience, like installation of software, security, etc.

So I wonder, who is going to implement this part of the Tablet experience?, They will say "Hey, here is the Shell, you do the rest", if that is the case then I don't find it quite attractive.

Another problem is the schedule, they won't be able to do mutch in so litle time.

I personally don't think these project will take off or get enought (if any), sponsors, Not when Android is around.

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