Active & Calligra

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Fri Apr 29 18:18:12 CEST 2011

hi all..

those of us in Plasma Active are looking forward to working with all of you in 
making the free software stack for consumer devices we all want to see, use 
and say we are a part of :)

there is quite a ways to go both for Plasma Active itself as well as Calligra 
on these sorts of devices.

the Calligra user interface isn't quite there yet, but that's what Plasma 
Active is all about: helping the various efforts within the KDE community come 
together and focus on making awesome things on devices like tablets. we know 
we have a good long road ahead of us, and that is something that raises our 
excitement and determination.

you can easily track Calligra development on Plasma Active as we will be 
rolling new snapshots via OBS on a regular basis and putting out a new live 
image every 2 weeks with the latest and greatest on it.

there are a number of interface issues we ran into when testing Calligra on 
tablets, but i'm not sure how many of these issues you are already aware of or 
how much feedback you'd like/appreciate at this point. guide us :)

(one example of the issues we ran into: Stage's presentation mode pops up a 
window without window decorations that just "happens" to have the same size as 
the resolution of the n900... this really should be a full screen window and 
needs to support gestures for moving between slides.)

focussing on fundamental functionality without feeling like we need to get 
overly fancy, we can put out a terrific first release of Plasma Active, 
including Calligra, by October. 

we live in interesting times, and we're only beginning... :)

Aaron J. Seigo
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