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Plasma Mobile: How to help us!

Apr 2, 2020 • Plasma Mobile team


Status of Plasma Mobile

We often get asked: “how long until the 1.0 release?”. Or: “how far away is Plasma Mobile 1.0?”. The usual answer to both these question is “It’ll be ready when it is ready”. But, really, how do we know that it is ready?

Recently some of us prepared a check list of items which we consider necessary before we can declare Plasma Mobile “ready” or at rc1 status.

Basic Applications

We currently have applications that cover many basic needs, such as:

There are some more applications which are currently in individual developer’s personal namespace and not yet moved to the official repositories:

Most of these applications have some bugs or missing features, for example:

We also need to install some common chat apps, like Telegram and Spectral.

KWin Wayland compositor

There are some tasks in KWin Wayland that we hope to get resolved before the 1.0 version of Plasma Mobile,

Also, performance profiling/improvements in KWin are very welcome.

General Plasma shell tasks

Configuration Modules

Currently we have a basic set of system configurations:

  • Date and time configuration
    • NTP based automatic date/time selection
    • Allow to set 24 hour clock
    • Manual datetime and timezone selection
  • Basic Wifi settings
  • Language settings
  • Support for Nextcloud and Google accounts
  • Basic system information

However, we are still missing some configuration needs:

We need your help!

We need your help to reach the 1.0 release goal. Some of these tasks are really easy to implement and a great way to get involved. If you are interested in helping us out, you can contact us at

We will help you find a suitable issue you can help us with. You can also find the full list of issues on phabricator.

Also check out these resources to help you get started with Plasma Mobile development.

We are planning a mini online sprint that will happen next week so we can finish some of the tasks mentioned above and help with the onboarding of new developers. If you are interested, take a look at the phabricator task.