KDE Platform Profiles

Inge Wallin inge at lysator.liu.se
Wed Apr 14 16:25:45 BST 2010

On Monday 12 April 2010 16:18:56 Kevin Ottens wrote:
> On Monday 12 April 2010 14:46:47 Thiago Macieira wrote:

> > I think you're missing a Netbook/Laptop profile in-between Desktop and
> > Tablet. Maybe even the two split up.
> I disagree with that, details below...
> [...]
> > Of import is the Netbook form factor: it's like the desktop, but on a
> > smaller screen. So maybe it won't affect kdelibs, but the apps themselves
> > that want to address this segment.
> Exactly, platform wise it's not a big difference. The thing is more that
> nowadays netbooks are more for light editing and media consumption, which
>  fits our current "Tablet" profile.
> As I said the "Tablet" name is not ideal, but the best one we could come up
> with so far. But really from the *platform* pov Tablet==Netbook. From
>  *plasma* pov though, you might want two different shells.

Not necessarily.  A tablet most likely is using a specialized UI with touch 
control.  It's not certain that the KDE widgets and dialogs that are in 
kdelibs now fit well onto such a platform.  So Tablet: touch screen, and 
Netbook: Mouse+keyboard can lead to very different UI's and therefore 
different demands on that part of kdelibs.

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