Linked by shmerl on Tue 8th Nov 2011 15:41 UTC
KDE MeeGo community member Vgrade. who is involved with the Mer Core project, describes his experiences with adapting Plasma Active for ARM architecture and running in on top of Mer. Even though Plasma Active One is targeted for tablets, it runs as a usable UX on a Nokia N950 handset. Mer itself is an open, inclusive, meritocratically governed and openly developed Linux core, providing a mobile-optimised base distribution for use by device manufacturers. The Plasma Active team plans to focus on a handset UI in Plasma Active Three, which is scheduled for summer 2012.
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handset UX
by aseigo on Tue 8th Nov 2011 16:03 UTC
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2005-07-06

While there are some proof-of-concept bits for handset UX, there aren't any firm plans yet for when a handset optimized UX will emerge with similar maturity to the tablet UX. We certainly haven't committed (to ourselves or externally) to delivering one for Plasma Active Three.

That said, we are very open to people wanting to work on taking the existing UX, or creating news ones on top of the Plasma Active frameworks, and folding their efforts together with what we are working on.

We are also looking into set top box possibilities.

Other than that little bit of over-enthusiastic information in the story, we're all very please to see as Plasma Active ends up appearing on one device after another. Several Tegra 2 based tablets were brought up successfully in the past weeks, there is a Beagle Board image and now this .. rocking ;)

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RE: handset UX
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 8th Nov 2011 16:15 in reply to "handset UX"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Despite the rocky start and the issues some people have with Kwin, stuff like this really showcases how powerful KDE4 really is. THIS is the reason I really want to get cracking with Martin Gräßlin and get my Kwin issues sorted out ;) .

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RE: handset UX
by shmerl on Tue 8th Nov 2011 16:58 in reply to "handset UX"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Thanks, it's good then to clarify that a bit on the announcement page ( http://kde.org/announcements/plasma-active-one ) to make it more clear that it's not yet fully decided:

Plasma Active Three will be another significant release where we will be focusing on security challenges and devices to keep your data safe and under your control. With release Three, we will begin implementing additional device form factors such as settop boxes or handhelds.


Edited 2011-11-08 17:01 UTC

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RE: handset UX
by No it isnt on Wed 9th Nov 2011 21:25 in reply to "handset UX"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Oh. I'd love to see KDE and Plasma Active on the Asus Transformer. It's a Tegra 2 based device.

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