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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RE: hmm
by Elv13 on Thu 14th Apr 2011 00:09 UTC in reply to "hmm"
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

Most KDE apps use MVC, so it is possible to create new views for most of them without major refactor. The future of Linux is on mobile (Android alone apparently...) so laying some work to be able to survive at some point in the future seem to be a good idea. Its like knowing an asteroid is coming to earth and just waiting until you can see it without a telescope to act. I don't think Plasma will gain that much traction on mobile until there is an Android UI based on it, but still good to know that they think about it right now.

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RE[2]: hmm
by Hiev on Thu 14th Apr 2011 00:22 in reply to "RE: hmm"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Maybe true, but most if not all are not battery friendly and thats an important aspect for mobile devices.

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RE[3]: hmm
by Elv13 on Thu 14th Apr 2011 02:49 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Its why we have powertop and valgrind

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RE[2]: hmm
by puelocesar on Thu 14th Apr 2011 01:55 in reply to "RE: hmm"
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

Yes, but if there's no one with at least little knowledge on user research among developers, it will only be "a developer's dream", failing to be actually useful, like Plasma on Desktop is and Gnome Shell probably will be

Edited 2011-04-14 02:08 UTC

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RE[2]: hmm
by Neolander on Thu 14th Apr 2011 07:02 in reply to "RE: hmm"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

How could the future of Linux be on mobile while there's currently only few open mobile devices to install it on, and mostly through hacks that won't work with the next generation of each handset ?

An android that's not rooted is not much better than iOS as far as openness is concerned. I wouldn't expect major system modifications like the installation of KDE to work without root access...

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RE[3]: hmm
by No it isnt on Thu 14th Apr 2011 15:33 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Untrue. With Android, you don't need root to install apps from other vendors, you can duplicate core functionality, and you can make modified versions of existing apps, etc. Having said that, I don't think anyone has bothered with porting KDE to Android so far, and I don't see much point in it.

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RE[3]: hmm
by Elv13 on Thu 14th Apr 2011 19:06 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

KDE have solid and many other abstraction framework to do just that (using system calls without applications having to care about them). So, no, its not about hack, the KDE4 design support it.

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