KDE's Plasma 5.7 To Let You Login To Online Accounts, Initially OwnCloud

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 1 April 2016 at 07:43 AM EDT. 13 Comments
Better ownCloud integration is coming for Plasma 5.7.

A nice feature coming to KDE Plasma 5.7 is support for logging into an online account from the login manager to have your Plasma configuration synced from the remote server. Initially this work is focused around supporting ownCloud. If supplying your username, password, and ownCloud provider to the Plasma 5.7 log-in screen, you'll have all of your data synced locally. This will include Plasma's look and feel, ownCloud hosted files, email data, contacts, and calendar.

There still is more work to be done on this feature ahead of Plasma 5.7, but you can learn more via this blog post.

Plasma 5.7 is currently scheduled to be officially released on 5 July.
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