Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After desktops and phones, Ubuntu is now bringing its Linux distribution to tablets. Coming Thursday, preview images for Google's Nexus tablets will be released, so we can all get a good long look at what Canonical is cooking up. They've published a YouTube video which details all that Ubuntu has to offer for tablets, and to be honest, it's looking quite good.
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RE[10]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

I doubt you even looked at PA seriously.

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RE[11]: Comment by shmerl
by Hiev on Tue 19th Feb 2013 21:05 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by shmerl"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Of course I've locked, that's why I'm making such statements.

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RE[11]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 21:30 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-11-29

Does they warrant a serious look? Certainly not from the videos or screen caps I've seen. Certainly not from an architectural POV or as a new and radical paradigm.

It looks like a worse off, less attractive version of what everyone else is doing.

I feel like KDE is an organization with 2000 names for 1999 useless things. Plasma, Activities, Phonon, Solid, KEverything, who the heck understands this?

Qt and QML are great foundations. The rest of the stack upwards in KDE is complete, utter, garbage.

You cannot seriously expect any reasonable consumer to feel at home with Plasma Active.

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RE[12]: Comment by shmerl
by Hiev on Tue 19th Feb 2013 22:02 in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by shmerl"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Does they warrant a serious look

Let alone the look, you don't need to be a genius to realise that PA lacks of usability.

In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bb7isMAmwW0

you can see how some buttons are to small for touch devices and how the applications they do not have a touch interface, they use the desktop interface.

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RE[12]: Comment by shmerl
by asupcb on Wed 20th Feb 2013 02:14 in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-11-10

From what I understand. Qt5 should help with KDE's framework problems quite a bit. The best parts of the KDE framework that can be made cross-platform are being made part of future Qt 5.x releases.

Most of the Linux/*Nix specific aspects of KDE will be made part of Plasma. I think part of the plan is to let KDE and Qt share more code which will improve all software that uses Qt. What the average user currently thinks of as KDE (the desktop and apps) is going to become a set of optional supra-modules above Qt that can be used to create apps with interfaces for numerous form factors that do not need any other supporting software. If I understand the KDE community's plan, then most of KDE's supra-Qt technology should also support most of the platforms that Qt supports in the future.

The Qt mobile development community (Jolla/Sailfish, KDE, Ubuntu) is already looking to harmonize as many of their various supra-Qt API's as possible in order to maximize ease of development. Hopefully the Qt5 community will be able to take the best of each community's approach to software development and make it available to all Qt developers.

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