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KDE Kirigami UI 2.0 Beta Released: Better Android Integration, QQC2 Focus

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  • #11
    Cerberus Like noted above, desktop is not one of the (many) strengths of Linux. To the point that putting Linux on mobile, required ripping off the usual DEs and starting anew.


    • #12
      Originally posted by Cerberus View Post

      So basically following in Ubuntu's footsteps with the vision of converged computing experience, lagging behind though, but it is good to have more projects doing the same, I like the idea of convergence and I hope that someone will succeed in it and give us converged devices and complete OS, Ubuntu is half way there, KDE just started, ultimately I dont care who will do successfully build it, I definitely want a Linux phone and desktop Linux in my pocket. Ubuntu Touch is migrating to snaps which is just what it needs because snaps will enable greater flexibility and availability of nearly all desktop applications as most can be snapped rather easily. It will be a massive milestone towards a fully working desktop Linux in my pocket, when that is complete I want a phone with a powerful octa or deca core CPU, 4+ GB RAM, 64+ GB of internal memory, HDMI port and WiFi screencasting and I am all set then. Snap Viber and Skype and even that can work on the phone without official clients.
      I hope I won't sound condescending, but IIRC, KDE was first with their failed plasma active attempt. Which is a shame, because it sounded promising. As for snap, it solves a problem, but there were and are already better solutions in my opinion. A bit like if Mc Donnald's discovered chopsticks and marketed them as the only known solution to mankind for sticky fingers. I exaggerate a bit, but that's how I see it.

      starshipeleven : let's not forget that the *original* target of Linux was/is the desktop, so it would be nice if it could fit here

      ElectricPrism : I didn't watch the videos you posted, as it was inconvenient for me, but those screenshots are from a kirigami showcase app, available from Google play. It is obviously not this discover app, which is a "software center" IIRC.

      Now, I have a question: why not just provide native smartphone toolkits support with Qt widgets? I do not care that much if I have to manually design some interfaces, as long as the backend is unified, and the front end API is constant (Just load another up file). I never made any app for Symbian, but IIRC, it was using widgets this way.
      What's wrong with Qt widgets???


      • #13
        KDE is late to the Mobile Convergence scene, but it seems to have the best view on the subject IMO.
        Canonical, M$ and Gnome tried to have a single UI and everything runs everywhere, while Apple wants everything separate.

        Having the software work on both platforms but with different, specialised UIs is the way to go. For me, at least...