[kde-community] Why were there no talks about Ubuntu Mobile at Akademy?

Michael Zanetti mzanetti at kde.org
Thu Aug 15 23:49:56 UTC 2013


just caught up with my emails.

Yes, I'm currently working on some marble patches to make it work with Qt5 and 
Ubuntu Touch. So far we aligned the build system to allow building Marble with 
Qt4 and Qt5 and also aligned and ifdefed includes to support both. The fact 
that Marble still needs to support cmake 2.6 and Qt 4.7 on Maemo5 makes that a 
bit more complicated and long lasting than I hoped. However, there's progress.

The Konsole code was brought to us by some contributors, not led by Canonical. 
I asked them for their plans to contribute some efforts back but I didn't get a 
real answer and I cannot force them to do so. Still I love it that Ubuntu 
Touch will run the most awesome terminal emulator and I'm sure there will be 
the time when KDE can reuse some Ubuntu Touch goodness.

Anyways, the question is why Canonical didn't have any talks about Ubuntu 
Touch. I personally found it a bit weird and wouldn't have expected that this 
years akademy was so much about mobile phone platforms *not* related to KDE. 
Actually I would have hoped to see some Vivaldi prototypes or demos instead of 
all those other platforms. Looking from that point of view, it really seems 
that Ubuntu Touch was missing, so I can understand why Jos asks this question. 
I guess if I would have checked the schedule earlier I would have at least 
thought about giving a talk or prepare some demo or workshop for Ubuntu Touch.


On Thursday 15 August 2013 22:20:42 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Thursday, August 15, 2013 22:11:56 Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 15. August 2013, 21:34:44 schrieb Aaron J. Seigo:
> > > [...] and are
> > > using KDE technologies such as Marble and apparently Konsole (?) quietly
> > > without any apparent contact with the projects may also be another
> > > negative
> > > indicator.
> > 
> > People love rumors, so give them to them, especially if they help keeping
> > images simple, and life is complex enough ;)
> This was not the intent nor my motivation.
> On this list people were surprised to hear about this; people were assuming
> that that KDE code was not being used and there wasn’t much or any in the
> way of communication about the fact that there is indeed. When shared, that
> was a (positive) surprise. Ergo my observation.
> > But the rumor about Marble I have to spoil a little, as things were
> > initiated right in front of me, between Michael Zanetti, proud owner of
> > KDE
> > and Canonical hats, and Mr. Marble tackat himself, and right at Akademy.
> That’s really great news, thanks for sharing.
> I happily withdraw my comments about Marble.

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