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KDE in Your Life from Desktop to Pocket

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Plasma has started to show its power as a development framework with the Plasma Netbook workspace shell. Not only a desktop shell effort, Plasma Netbook was the start to bring KDE to the next level, …

Plasma has started to show its power as a development framework with the Plasma Netbook workspace shell. Not only a desktop shell effort, Plasma Netbook was the start to bring KDE to the next level, making it a real competitor to other solutions for netbook devices.

At least due to the success of the Plasma Netbook idea to create software suited for a mobile device, we started thinking about what a KDE phone look like. Instead of "putting your desktop" inside a different device, we are now thinking about how it would be possible for us to have a KDE-based mobile phone in the future.

Dividing and konquering, Plasma Mobile aims at creating a new experience for mobile phones, showing how KDE technology can enrich the user experience and bring more integration between the machines that are around the user, while simultaneously removing the focus from them and giving it to the user and his tasks.

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  • 1. KDE in Your Life From Desktop to Pocket Artur Duque de Souza (MoRpHeUz) Jan. 16, 2010 – Camp KDE – San Diego – USA
  • 2. About Me • Open source developer since 1997 • Contributions: Canola2, MythTV, HLBR, EFL, Maemo, MPlayer, KDE, etc. • Mainly a Plasma developer • openBossa developer • Present → work oriented to Qt
  • 3. KDE: User Experience
  • 4. Users and Software Users are interested in getting things done – it's all about user experience
  • 5. What - Where - How User's context
  • 6. From Desktop to Netbook Growing by getting smaller
  • 7. Lessons Learned Custom UI for different devices
  • 8. Lessons Learned Applications KDE Applications and small screens
  • 9. Lessons Learned Look & Feel openSUSE example: Firefox / OpenOffice
  • 10. N900 A big chance
  • 11. Transition To a Qt based device
  • 12. Qt Everywhere ~ KDE Everywhere
  • 13. KDE Applications Without the custom KDE shell
  • 14. Services
  • 15. Different services in use (Google, Ovi, OpenDesktop)
  • 16. Merge information / functionality Integration between services ie: N900's contacts / phone
  • 17. Setup Hell One single place to rule them all ie: OpenDesktop's KCM
  • 18. Key Technologies
  • 19. Remote Content Make the what 'happen' anywhere (Plasma Remote Widgets)
  • 20. QML Tell Qt how it should look like: declarative languages, a new approach
  • 21. Akonadi Mobile port First things first
  • 22. Akonadi Export / Share Data Akonadi should help merging, finding and sharing data about our contacts
  • 23. Scripting Avoid shell crashes and malicious code
  • 24. We need help :)
  • 25. Design & Usability First step! A lot of benefits
  • 26. Use Case Start from a clear and simple use case
  • 27. Example – Hyper UI
  • 28. Example – Hyper UI
  • 29. Example – Hyper UI
  • 30. Example – Hyper UI
  • 31. Example – Hyper UI
  • 32. Issues ?
  • 33. Build System Scratchbox is not so nice
  • 34. Lack of man power Too many things to work on
  • 35. Too many directions Desktop + Netbook + Mobile
  • 36. Magic numbers July / 2010: KDE SC 4.5 and KDE 3.5
  • 37. Big Thanks ` ● Camp KDE organizers ● Alexis Menard ● Little room's staff ;)
  • 38. Questions ? asouza@kde.org artur.souza@openbossa.org http://blog.morpheuz.cc Thank you =)