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Plasma Mobile update: May-August 2020

Aug 25, 2020

Once again it’s been a while since the last Plasma Mobile update was published, but as always that doesn’t mean nothing happened. It’s almost hard to believe, but in the meantime we gained several completely new applications! Meet our new clock, weather, calculator and color contrast checking apps. KClock Development...

Plasma Mobile update: April-May 2020

May 26, 2020

It’s been a while since the last status update on Plasma Mobile, so let’s take a look at what happened since then. To assist new people in contributing, we organized a virtual mini Plasma Mobile sprint in April. During the three days, we discussed many things, including our current tasks,...

Plasma Mobile: Join our online sprint!

Apr 8, 2020

To foster the evolution of Plasma Mobile and bring us closer to Plasma Mobile 1.0 we are hosting an online sprint this week. We see this as a perfect opportunity to get new people involved and ask everyone interested to join us. We will have two days of discussion about...

Plasma Mobile: How to help us!

Apr 2, 2020

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...

Plasma Mobile update week 11 of 2020

Mar 13, 2020

In contrast to our usual bi-weekly blog format, this post wraps up only the most important changes that happened while no post was released. We are sorry for the lack of news in this period of time, but the good news is that as you will see in this post,...

Plasma Mobile Sprint 2020 in Berlin

Mar 9, 2020

Like last year the Plasma Mobile team met in KDAB’s office in Berlin from 3rd to 9th February for the second Plasma Mobile sprint. Our work spans many areas: Shell and Design Marco Martin has been re-working the shell user interface. Check out his blog for more details. Plasma Mobile...

Plasma Mobile as Daily Driver on PinePhone

Dec 20, 2019

Last week I was in Bluesystems GmbH meeting in Germany, almost 7000 km away from home. While one would hope that this journey is smooth, of-course this was not case for my journey. I missed my phone in first segment of journey (which now is on route to my home...

Plasma Mobile update: part 11-12

Dec 20, 2019

The Plasma Mobile team is happy to present the blogpost with updates from week 11 and 12. Shell Carson Black committed a change to rework the applications splash screen. Now splashscreen follows the colorscheme of the application icon, and shows a shadow around the application icon. Aleix Pol committed changes...

Keysmith v0.1 release

Dec 18, 2019

I am happy to announce the v0.1 release of the keysmith. Keysmith is Two-factor code generator for Plasma Mobile and Desktop. You can get first release from the https://download.kde.org/stable/keysmith/0.1/ It has been gpg signed by my personal key with fingerprint 0AAC 775B B643 7A8D 9AF7 A3AC FE07 8411 7FBC E11D...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 9-10

Dec 6, 2019

The Plasma Mobile team is happy to present the blogpost with updates from week 9 and 10. Applications Calindori Calindori, the calendar application, now offers a flat event view which allows to show all events in single card list view. The events are sorted by start date. Kaidan Kaidan, the...

KF6 Sprint in Berlin

Dec 2, 2019

From the 21st to 24st of Novemember, a bunch of KDE people gathered in Berlin graciously hosted by the MBition offices to discuss about the next big iteration of the KDE frameworks. Work on Qt6 started, and it will be a big refactor that makes the api quite better, solve...

Plasma Edit Mode refinements

Nov 29, 2019

Editing, moving and customizing widgets in Plasma Desktop improved a lot in 5.17, and then in 5.18 it will get a brand new edit mode, to be really efficient editing your desktop layout (and have less visual noise by default). This week another new feature landed in the edit mode...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 7-8

Nov 22, 2019

The Plasma Mobile team is happy to present the seventh weekly blogpost. This week’s update is full of application updates and phone calls are a work in progress on Pinephone. This weekly update contains updates from week 7 and week 8 as we were unable to write an update last...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 6

Nov 8, 2019

The Plasma Mobile team is happy to present the sixth weekly blogpost. This week’s update is full of application updates, which is in line with KDE’s goal of KDE is all about apps. Libraries Kirigami Kirigami’s Card component now uses gradient stops instead of blur, which improves performance on low...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 5

Nov 1, 2019

The Plasma Mobile team is happy to present the fifth weekly blogpost. This week’s update features various application polishing, better integration with GTK/GNOME applications and various fixes. Shell and user interface Nicolas Fella simplified the code of dialer and lockscreeen. breeze-gtk gained support for libhandy widget style make them better...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 4

Oct 25, 2019

The Plasma Mobile team is happy to present the fourth weekly blogpost. This week’s update features various shell user-interface improvements, bug fixes as well as polishing of various applications. Shell User Interface Plasma Mobile now uses the same notification code that is used on the desktop, which has received some...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 3

Oct 18, 2019

Thanks to the awesome KDE community, we are happy to present the Plasma Mobile project’s third weekly update. Shell User Interface David Edmundson backported some Qt Wayland patches that improve the overall stability of the shell. Marco Martin added further refinements to the shell. Kaidan Jonah Brüchert replaced the custom...

Akademy 2019 recap

Oct 12, 2019

Akademy 2019 was hosted in the Milan, Italy. I had opportunity to attend the event and meet the other KDE developers, designers and users. Talks There were many interesting talks, including use of opensource in government, flying drones, virtual reality and several community related topics. Honestly it is impossible to...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 2

Oct 11, 2019

Thanks to the awesome Plasma Mobile community, we are happy to present a second weekly update from Plasma Mobile project. Shell user interface Marco Martin made several changes in the shell to improve the overall user experience. The application grid was updated to show application names in single line and...

Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 1

Oct 4, 2019

Starting from today, the Plasma Mobile team is beginning a weekly blog series to highlight the fixes and features landing in various modules that make Plasma Mobile. Phone shell At Akademy Bhushan and Marco presented Plasma Nano shell to the community. Earlier this week the changes to use plasma-nano as...

Plasma Mobile at Plasma Sprint Valencia

Jul 22, 2019

In June month we gathered in Slimbook’s offices to work on Plasma. Along with Plasma developers, we were also joined by KDE Usability and Productivity team. During the sprint I mostly worked to create up-to-date image for Plasma Mobile, as from last few weeks Plasma Mobile image was quite out-of-date...

A week in Valencia

Jul 5, 2019

From 19th to 25th of June, all the Plasma team gathered in Valencia, graciously hosted by the Slimbook people in their office. This was a special sprint, as it was co-located with the Usability sprint together with some VDG members. While some of the time each team was occupied in...

Plasma Mobile sprint in Berlin

Mar 11, 2019

During the week of 4 to 10 February, the KDE Plasma Mobile team held the first ever Plasma Mobile sprint in Berlin. On the first day, we collected important tasks, planned our work and discussed future releases of the project. In the following days, we worked on the following tasks:...

A mobile Plasma Sprint

Feb 14, 2019

I was last week in Berlin at the Plasma Mobile sprint, graciously hosted by Endocode, almost exactly 9 years after the first Plasma Mobile sprint in which we first started to explore Plasma and other software by KDE on mobile phones, which at the time were just starting to become...

New documentation

Dec 28, 2018

Today we released our new documentation website, which can be found on docs.plasma-mobile.org. The new documentation is based on sphinx and replaces our part of the KDE community wiki. All existing content from the wiki has been migrated, and can be further edited and improved by sending merge requests to...

Plasma Mobile at FOSSCOMM 2018

Oct 31, 2018

On the 13th and the 14th of October, we visited Heraklion, Greece and participated in FOSSCOMM 2018. FOSSCOMM is an annual conference about free software organized by free software enthusiasts and contributors that live in Greece. This year’s event took place in the University of Crete, in Heraklion, organized by...

Plasma Mobile at a demoparty?

Aug 28, 2018

Chaos Constructions is an annual computer festival held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is centered around demoscene — a form of computer art where participants write programs that produce short audio-visual presentations. Apart from the demoscene contests, you can enjoy computer-related seminars, live acts, and a computer exhibition. On 25-26th...

Plasma Mobile at Akademy 2018

Aug 23, 2018

Akademy is the annual world summit of KDE. It is a free, non-commercial event organized by the KDE Community. This year’s Akademy was hosted at the TU Wien from the 11th to the 17th of August. Like most KDE community members, Plasma Mobile team members also attended the Akademy and...

New Kirigami communication channels

Aug 21, 2018

Kirigami used to have a Telegram channel as its main communication channel. this is of course not optimal being a closed service and many potential contributors not having an account on Telegram. Since today, we also have an IRC channel #kde-kirigami on freenode and #kirigami:matrix.org on Matrix The Telegram channel...

Akademy 2018

Aug 20, 2018

The time for Akademy came this year as well, this year it was in the gorgeous Vienna, Austria. This year marks my 10th Akademy in a row, starting from my first one in Belgium in 2008. Talks have been awesome as usual, but what’s always awesome for me year by...

Find your way to Plasma Mobile

Jun 6, 2018

Find your own way to help develop Plasma Mobile The Plasma Mobile project was started by the KDE community with the goal of becoming a free, user-friendly, privacy-enabling and customizable platform for mobile devices. We are always on the look out for more contributors to help push Plasma Mobile forward....

Wireless setting for Plasma Mobile

May 3, 2018

Month after my proposed design (but in truth i am working on this for longer time), i am finally finished basic functionality for wireless section of mobile settings. Basics of UI is also almost done, even it’s need some polishing and good criticism of designers. Goals & fails Most functionality...

Proposed design for mobile network settings

Apr 2, 2018

Design While thinking of design, i looked on biggest “competitors” on mobile OS market – Android and iOS. Mainly i am taking design ideas from Android, since i am thinking it has good proportion between usability and functionality, while i am studying/following KDE Human Interface Guidelines, https://community.kde.org/KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG and as recommended...

Introduction

Apr 2, 2018

Hello, so here it is, my first blog post ever, so my first bigger project, contribution to open-source and Linux desktop ever. My name is Martin, currently student of Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, and i am developing new setting module for Plasma Mobile project https://www.plasma-mobile.org/,  module which should...

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