Plasma Active aims at creating a cross-device user experience for devices such as tablet computers, media centers, smartphones, and more. Plasma Active's mission statement is
Create a desirable user experience encompassing a spectrum of devices
Plasma Active runs on the proven Linux desktop stack, including the Linux kernel, Qt and KDE's Plasma Framework. The user interface is designed using Plasma Quick, a declarative markup language allowing for user interface design based on Qt Quick. Plasma Active uses existing Free desktop technology and brings it to a spectrum of devices through a device-specific user interface. Classical Plasma Widgets can be used on Plasma Active as can newly created ones. The key driver for the development of Plasma Active is the user experience. Collaboration is made easy through high-level development tools and a well defined process.
Plasma Active focuses on mobile devices, such as tablet computers. Plasma Active Tablet's user experience is designed around the web, social networks and multimedia content.
The following pages provide additional insights into conceptual and practical or organizational issues:
- Grand Master Plan
- Conceptual overview, high-level docs, other fuzzy logic
- Building and contributing to Plasma tablet, development workflow and release management
- Instructions to get goin' (with testing)
- Hardware tested, setup instructions
- Key Features
- Planned feature set and use cases
- Contour UX
- Plasma Active's UX
- Classification of applications running on Plasma Active
- Info, FAQ
- Contact details, FAQ, and more pointers
- Watch a Demo Movie of Plasma Active Two
- Download one of the demo live images: Balsam Professional or MeeGo-based.
- You can also try the Plasma Active appliance (work in progress). More information.