Tag Archive: KDE-shell Plasma

KDE Tablet VivaldiAaron Seigo, the main developer of KDE-shell Plasma, announced the delivery of the first copies of the KDE tablet Vivaldi for testing.

It turns out that on the same day as Canonical announcing Edge smart-phone, the first KDE Vivaldi tablets happened to be shipping. Currently, certification unit in EC / FCC has not yet passed, so the test samples are distributed in a narrow range of developers. Nevertheless, it is reassuring to know that the project is in a year of stagnation (originally, in the market has been scheduled for May 2012), off the ground.

Initially, the tablet from the KDE project planned to release on the basis of OEM-ready models from one of the Chinese manufacturers. Said device has a sufficiently mediocre performance and have difficulty organizational plan, so in the end it was decided using a different filling the hardware-based dual-core SoC and the screen of higher quality. The software is based on the user’s environment KDE Plasma Active and system components from the project Mer (a fork of MeeGo). Continue reading

KDE Plasma 2For the organization of login to the KDE Plasma 2 instead KDM will use LightDM or SDDM

Aaron Seigo, the main developer of KDE-shell Plasma, spoke about the process of selecting a manager to log on to the project Plasma Workspaces 2.

Among the entry requirements listed lightweight (you plan to use on desktops and mobile devices), self-sufficiency of the project, the possibility of defining an interface for QML, support Wayland, the familiarity of the tools and applications used in other large projects. The main contenders were considered KDM, LightDM and SDDM.

Option continuation manager KDM, previously used for the entrance to the KDE, was rejected, as KDM is not going to move to QML and support Wayland. Not to create from scratch a new login manager, developers are considering switching to using LightDM or SDDM. LightDM has extensive experience in implementation (used in Ubuntu) and includes certain operating to provide support for QML, but needs some work to bring to the project requirements and has a relatively large code base (20 thousand lines of code). Continue reading

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