KDE Platform Profiles
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Wed Apr 14 20:13:58 BST 2010
On Wednesday 14 April 2010, Inge Wallin wrote:
> 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.
well, there could not have the kdeui widgets part...
i would probably still like kdeui there for the notifications part for
plasma widgets on the other hand are rather good in that context.
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