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Submission + - Rhombus Tech 2nd revision A10 EOMA68 Card working samples (

lkcl writes: Rhombus Tech and QiMod have working samples of the first EOMA-68 CPU Card, featuring 1GByte of RAM, an A10 processor and stand-alone (USB-OTG-powered with HDMI output) operation. Upgrades will include the new Dual-Core ARM Cortex A7, the pin-compatible A20. This is the first CPU Card in the EOMA-68 range: there are others in the pipeline (A31, iMX6, jz4760 and a recent discovery of the Realtek RTD1186 is also being investigated).

The first product in the EOMA-68 family, also nearing a critical phase in its development, will be the KDE Flying Squirrel, a 7in user-upgradeable tablet featuring the KDE Plasma Active Operating System. Laptops, Desktops, Games Consoles, user-upgradeable LCD Monitors and other products are to follow. And every CPU that goes into the products will be pre-vetted for full GPL compliance, with software releases even before the product goes out the door. That's what we've promised to do: to provide Free Software Developers with the opportunity to be involved with mass-volume product development every step of the way. We're also on the look-out for an FSF-Endorseable processor which also meets mass-volume criteria which is proving... challenging.

Comment Re:Not really different then ICS (video link) (Score 1) 70

Yes, the basic idea is that you group everything into Activities, which you can switch between. In such an Activity you can have running apps, app launchers, documents, images, links, bookmarks, widgets, contacts, messages. These "items" are all tied together by a semantic layer of metadata which represents your grouping as activities. You can easily add (or remove) those. Adding a bookmark to your current activity is for example as easy as tipping the connect button in the top panel, and then choosing "connect to current activity". It will then automatically be shown on your activity screen and "semantically associated" with the other bits of informations you have there.

Comment Re:Curious (Score 1) 49

I'm using an exopc as development machine, for end-users, ARM-based devices, such as the NVidia Tegra base ones, or the Archos G9 are interesting options. Basically, as long as we can get kernel (and driver) sources from the device vendors, and the device has an open boot loader, we'll be able to get Plasma Active onto it. Here are two links showing interesting devices that run Plasma Active: (Plasma Active on Archos G9) (Plasma Active on NVidia Tegra 2)

Comment Re:Quanta 4 (polished and bug fixed?) (Score 1) 249

As far as I recall, there's Summer of Code project dedicated to getting Quanta4 going. Basically, most of the things that quanta3 did can now be implemented as some sort of chrome on the kdevplatform (the framework that also backs the recently released new version of KDevelop). has more details about that. Milian is also the guy who has implemented pretty awesome support for PHP in kdevelop, by the way.

Comment Plasmoid installation (Score 1) 679

That's a misconception. Plasmoids can both be installed through your system's package manager (just like basic plasmoids that make up the desktop interface are), and starting with 4.2 also through webservices (Those of course only works for non-compiled language plasmoids such as Javascript, Python and Ruby). A security mechanism for installing them through webservices is in place. It'll probably also be possible to share plasmoids among users, to just drag+drop them from a webpage onto your desktop, panel or sidebars. The system is quite flexible.

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