The State Of KDE Plasma For Summer 2017
Longtime KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has provided a recap of the KDE Plasma activities from Akademy 2017. Those interested in the state of Plasma can read Sebastian's post at dot.kde.org. Below are some of the highlights.
- Some of the recent Plasma work as well as what's being worked on for the 5.11 cycle includes better web browser integration, better touchscreen support, taskbar enhancements, App/Global Menu work, Plasma Vault for encrypted volumes, artwork enhancements, a redesign of the KDE System Settings user interface, and much more.
- KDE Store continues picking up features, including users being able to make donations.
- Future Plasma work on the Wayland port, smoother graphics, improved HiDPI support, better touchscreen / convertible device support, virtual keyboards, and more.
- The Halium project is making it possible for developers across different projects to work together on the low-level mobile Linux stack. Plasma Mobile developers are among those working on Halium.
- Kirigami is still working on a framework for convergence of Qt/KDE user-interfaces.
- Future Plasma Mobile work includes making it more efficient, better back-end sharing with KDE desktop components, and better support for third-party applications. For third-party apps they are exploring the possibility of running defunct Ubuntu Touch software.