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KDE Plasma Active


Package and integrate Plasma Active interface by KDE project, aiming on touch-enabled devices like tablets, mobile phones and TVs. Make sure PA is co-installable with standard KDE Plasma Workspaces offering.


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Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: 2012-01-23
  • Percentage of completion: 15%

plasma-mobile and kde-artwork-active, contour already in Rawhide (PA2), share-like-connect is currently packaged (Koji build problem).

Detailed Description

Plasma Active is innovative technology for an intelligent user experience (UX). It is intended for all types of tablets, smartphones and touch computing devices such as settop boxes, smart TVs, home automation, in-vehicle infotainment.

The aim of this feature is to package and integrate Plasma Active into Fedora distribution.

Plasma Active consists from:

  • mobile Plasma user experience based on Activities and share-like-connect concept
  • Countour semantic extensions
  • Active applications

External link: Plasma Active One website

Benefit to Fedora

Integration of Plasma Active is the first step to offer Fedora users touch-enabled user experience. The next step is integrated image distributed as standalone spin that could be installed on tablets, for example ExoPC/WeTab/Lenovo IdeaPad.


The most important for integration is to allow co-existence of both classic KDE Plasma Workspaces and Plasma Active. There are no other system wide changes needed.

How To Test

User Experience

A modern touch-enabled user experience based on Activities and share-like-connect concept.


  • upstream Plasma Active Two released, possibility of PA3?
  • upstream's required KDE Plasma Workspaces release, see [1]
  • Fedora branding/theming from Fedora Design team!

Contingency Plan

Plasma Active is a new component in Fedora, if we don't finish an integration part, we can postpone feature for Fedora 18. Packages will be available in repository.



Release Notes

Fedora 17 release presents latest achievement of KDE Project - Plasma Active - a modern touch-enabled user experience based on Activities and share-like-connect concept.

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