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KDE Project developers have announced the availability of KDE Plasma Active 3 , the development that lets you power this desktop environment to the segment of tablets and touch devices.
This third edition
stable areas are enhanced as the user experience with a new range of applications available, it will increase the performance and to integrate a new virtual keyboard.
The first of the new applications is Files , a file browser that is not based on folders, but also allows users to search documents by file type, creation date or information semantics as their labels. In Files not have direct access to the file system, but uses Nepomuk , the semantic engine which is one of the pillars of KDE Plasma Active and long.
The second tool
have staged was the new Active Okular, the ebook reader that provides the power of document viewer in KDE Plasma Active and it is optimized in this case for touch devices, supporting formats such as PDF, ePub, Open Document, and others. In addition, through the Add Ons Plasma Active users will have access to thousands of free e-books, and the idea is to offer paid content (books, magazines) soon.
addition to mention other existing tools but outstanding – Calligra Active and Kontact Touch – the developers explain how Plasma Active uses Mer , “ the Linux-based operating system for mobile devices leader “. This OS is based on the MeeGo project, and its size has been reduced to the minimum required. The presence of a new virtual keyboard based on Maliit (the text input method used in devices like the Nokia N9), facilitates the introduction of the text.
developers also offer a forecast of future features of Plasma Active, you will use QT5 and KDE Framework 5 , and to provide easy synchronization of data between various devices as well as more applications . The announcement also speaks of the intention to market a tablet (the famous Vivaldi) with this system, so hopefully the project soon crystallized.
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