[kde-community] KDE on Android moving forward

Aleix Pol aleixpol at kde.org
Wed Oct 7 13:20:51 UTC 2015


On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Martin Steigerwald <martin at lichtvoll.de> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 7. Oktober 2015, 13:20:24 CEST schrieb Aleix Pol:
>> Dear community,
>
> Hi Aleix,
>
>> The world is ever-changing and KDE has always been trying to stand one
>> step forward by pushing our technologies towards those areas which we
>> are not still quite consolidated in. Recent efforts such as Plasma
>> Mobile and the guidance of Randa Meetings 2015 towards "Bring Touch to
>> KDE" are some examples of gaps we could further explore.
>>
>> The KDE e.V has been working on getting an official developer account
>> for the Google Play Store [1]. We consider it important to give our
>> developers the opportunity to distribute KDE applications under a
>> shared umbrella. Similarly to all sort of projects we hold in KDE
>> Applications, the KDE Community Google Play Store account is expected
>> to provide a wide collection of Qt/KF5-based apps. As usual, the KDE
>> Manifesto must also apply to these applications. The other benefit is
>> that our users become aware of all the applications we provide easily
>> and that they can trust that the app is genuine and up to our quality
>> standards. Currently, Marble, KDE Connect and KAlgebra are already
>> available from our Google Play Store account.
>
> Nice to see freedom and awesomeness coming to Android.
>
> Is it also planned to make these available via F-Droid for those of us you run
> their Android phones without Google account?

Yes, it's in the plan but nobody is actively working on it at the
moment, since some tooling is needed first.

If you're interested in helping you're more than welcome. :)

Aleix



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