Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Dec 2011 22:44 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE "Mobile devices that adapt to who you are, reflecting what you are doing when you are doing it. This concept is at the heart of the Plasma Active user experience. Plasma Active One was released in October 2011, providing early adopters the first opportunity to experience Activities on a tablet. Since then, the design and development team behind this open source touch interface has been hard at work on an update. The fruits of their labor were released today, December 14, 2011 as Plasma Active Two."
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RE[5]: GUI Design
by Yagami on Sat 17th Dec 2011 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: GUI Design"
Yagami
Member since:
2006-07-15

you said :

"3) there's no visual meaning to activities, i.e. take webos or it's desktop counterpart gnome 3, a new activity has a meaning there, I know that in kde in each activity you can have different numbers of desktops, but how does a human being keep track of 16 different activities with each different numbers of desktops... rejoice the chaos created by order. "

you can ? you cannot do this on the desktop at least.

Also , that is one of the most asked features on the desktop. Search kde bugzilla features.

Finally, nobody asks you to have 16 activities all the time. But its still better than having 320 windows on the same desktop ;)

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RE[6]: GUI Design
by terrakotta on Sat 17th Dec 2011 12:56 in reply to "RE[5]: GUI Design"
terrakotta Member since:
2010-04-21

Actually, it is not better. A better design for virtual desktops (like gnome 3) combined with activities might be a killer, because it would limit the nr of activities created/used at the same time by the user and hence extending virtual desktops instead of recreating a more complex version of it. However, before designing this activity thing they should have redesigned the way virtual desktops work, because currently it is unflexible and utterly broken.
Gnome 3 on the other hand lacks a task bar, despite them saying they don't need it for their paradigm, it really is a missing element. I just find it a shame that all elements for a nice desktop are present, just not in the same project.
To me krunner and kwin are KDE's strong points and actual killer features (as a desktop). Plasma... not so much.

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