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

Agustin Benito (toscalix) abenito at kde.org
Sat Oct 29 10:54:23 UTC 2016


in the same line of the mail that opened this thread, I wrote a blog
post about it.

link: http://blog.toscalix.com/2016/10/automotive-what-opportunity-for-kde.html

Best Regards
Agustin Benito (toscalix)
KDE eV member
Profile: http://es.linkedin.com/in/toscalix

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:02 PM, Agustin Benito (toscalix)
<abenito at kde.org> wrote:
> 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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> Agustin Benito (toscalix)
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