Progress On KDE Plasma Mobile From Randa 2017
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 19 September 2017 at 10:24 AM EDT. 19 Comments
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KDE contributor Bhushan Shah has shared some highlights of Plasma Mobile progress made from this year's Randa Meetings in Switzerland.

At this annual KDE developer event in the Swiss mountains, some of the Plasma Mobile advancements worked on or reviewed included:

- Plasma Mobile images are now being assembled by the KDE Neon build system rather than the Plasma Mobile CI.

- Switching to Qt 5.9 rather than Qt 5.7.1.

- Root file-systems can now be built for (non-Nexus) Qualcomm phones that use a different hwcomposer header file.

- Marble Maps is now working out better on Plasma Mobile.

- A simpler QML-based Konsole terminal emulator is being worked on for mobile devices with their smaller screens.

- The Kirigami-based version of the Koko image viewer is working well on Plasma Mobile.

- Improved window switching.

- The Kube communication/collaboration client is beginning to work on Plasma Mobile.

More details and plenty of pictures of these latest Plasma Mobile advances via Bhushan Shah's blog.
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