Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:03 UTC, submitted by Rohan Pearce
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I recently got to spend some time with MeeGo, an Intel-sponsored Linux distribution designed for netbooks and other mobile devices (such as Nokia's extra-geeky N900 smartphone). I tested MeeGo on a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook and I was extremely impressed.
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Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

Not sure if I get your question. Do you ask whether KDE's future tablet GUI can be used under MeeGo? Do you ask if it'll be possible to run KDE apps within MeeGo? Or the other way around: MeeGo apps under KDE Plasma Tablet?

To try to answer all possible questions somewhat:
MeeGo is a rather typical X11-based Linux distribution. Just as with any typical Linux distro GUIs can easily be switched. Therefore Plasma Tablet running under MeeGo will be possible (just as current Plasma Netbook already runs under MeeGo 1.0).

KDE apps should also run fine under MeeGo and the other way around. Likely a bit of tweaking will be required. For example it could be that MeeGo apps under Plasma Tablet don't use the selected KDE theme. This is obviously pure guessing by me, because nobody outside the MeeGo dev team ever saw MeeGo Handset/Tablet Qt apps.
That said, companies like Kollab Systems make a living out of commercializing KDE software, esp. Kontact / KDE PIM.
The Kontact apps are currently being ported to handset Linux platforms (N900,...) with upcoming MeeGo Handset devices in mind. The new GUIs will fit into MeeGo's GUI, because for the foreseeable future that'll be the main target group of Kollab.
The newly written Kontact Handset GUI library can be used by other KDE apps as well.

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hibridmatthias Member since:
2007-04-11

Forgive my lack of clarification.

You nailed the answer to my question right on the head. How will the two interact? Will MeeGo and KDE4 based distros be able to compete? Merge together? With Nokia involved in both projects (one directly and the other indirectly but with a relatively tight relationship)where are the two platforms going to go?

I personally like the idea of being to put either on any device I buy, be it IT or Netbook just because I like to play. I also like the idea of different combinatiosn of features from one on the other.

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

How will the two interact?

I guess just as GNOME and Xfce: Same toolkit, but completely separate projects in the end.

Will MeeGo and KDE4 based distros be able to compete? Merge together?

MeeGo as provided by the Linux Foundation is more of a reference platform and only to a small degree an actual product.
Novell simply added MeeGo (formerly Moblin) as third officially supported desktop environment to SUSE Linux Enterprise (GNOME and KDE Plasma are the two environments for desktop PCs and Moblin/MeeGo for netbooks).

With Nokia involved in both projects (one directly and the other indirectly but with a relatively tight relationship)where are the two platforms going to go?

Mostly separate ways, though KDE software improves as a byproduct of Nokia's increased support for Qt (therefore a similar relationship of Xfce to GNOME).

I personally like the idea of being to put either on any device I buy

Will be possible, but don't expect official support for KDE software by the netbook manufacturer if you buy a netbook with MeeGo.

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