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[2]: hmm
by Neolander on Thu 14th Apr 2011 07:02 UTC 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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