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  • Plasma Mobile: weekly update: part 7-8

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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