[kde-community] Looking for new doors to open for KDE

Agustin Benito (toscalix) abenito at kde.org
Wed Apr 20 20:02:02 UTC 2016


Hi,

the new version of GDP-ivi9 is out[1], including Qt 5.3.2. There is an
image for RPi2 that might be the simplest way to test out what this
platform is about and evaluate what it takes to substitute the current
simple UI by Plasma .

Let me know if you have any question. You can also ping the
integrators at #automotive in freenode.

[1] https://projects.genivi.org/gdp/release_announcement

Best Regards

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 3:19 PM, Thomas Pfeiffer
<thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org> wrote:
> On Montag, 11. April 2016 23:39:57 CEST Agustin Benito (toscalix) wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I was unsure if this is the the right list for this since I a not
>> subscribed to plasma ML.. If not, apologies.
>>
>> The last few months I have been working on a project that could be an
>> interesting experiment for KDE. It is called GDP[1] (GENIVI Demo
>> Platform).
>>
>> GENIVI Alliance[2] is a group of 140 companies that design, spec and
>> develop Open Source middleware for automotive. GDP is GENIVI's
>> integration and delivery effort to ease the adoption, test and
>> development of those Open Source middleware components, specially
>> IVI[3] ones. To build the platform, Yocto project is being used. We
>> are currently working on porting GDP-ivi9 to QEMU, Renesas Porter and
>> RPi2 boards.
>>
>> Why this project might be of interest for KDE?
>>
>> In the coming days the GDP delivery team will release GDP-ivi9, which
>> includes Qt 5.3.2. In May we will start working in the new version,
>> which will hopefully bring a newer Qt version..The coming weeks we
>> will be collecting requests and discuss them, so this could be the
>> perfect time to evaluate Plasma on GDP..
>>
>> GDP is being used by many companies as a platform to demo applications
>> and other software components for the automotive sector, specially in
>> R&D environments .
>>
>> Automotive is a sector that is currently moving from consuming Open
>> Source to producing it. This initiative would provide KDE a potential
>> new market for applications and it would reinforce KDE project in the
>> embedded world, beyond mobile, increasing Qt ecosystem interest in our
>> community.
>>
>> What do we need?
>>
>> My team is in charge of the integration and delivery of GDP. We can
>> work with KDE contributors to bring Plasma 5 into GDP. But first KDE
>> experts needs to evaluate if it is feasible and make sense.
>>
>> How to get GDP?
>>
>> Check the Download page[4] for the GDP-ivi9 RC1 for QEMU. If you know
>> about YOCTO, you can build GDP from scratch. The new version will be
>> available next week with easier to consume images.
>>
>> I would love to find a way to promote KDE in a new industry:
>> automotive. Drop me an e-mail or answer here if you think you can help
>> to evaluate this possibility.
>
> Hi Agustin,
> this does indeed sound like a great opportunity for us!
> I cannot give any feedback on the technical side, of course, but if there is
> any way I can help with my area of expertise, I'd be glad to!
> Cheers,
> Thomas
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