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Purism has successfully run KDE Plasma Mobile on Librem 5 mobile development board

via:CnBeta     time:2018/3/14 13:00:51     readed:280

Although Librem 5 Linux phones are still far from formal production, Purism has initially implemented KDE's Plasma Mobile (installed on PureOS operating system) on the i.MX 6 development board.

However, it is still based on Debian Testing and uses a Wayland / Seston environment.

As expected, Purism encountered some challenges when it was first attempted. Heather Ellsworth, head of the Purism document, stated:

The Plasma Mobile environment requires some essential KDE and Qt packages, but PureOS does not necessarily have them, so you need to build plasma-phone-components, kpeople-vcard, and plasma-settings.

When running KDE Plasma Mobile on the Librem 5 development board, we encountered some bad screen problems because the zwp_linux_dmabuf protocol has not yet been supported by KDE Plasma.

Fortunately, the upstream has already released available patches, so it will soon be applied. Another problem is the mouse cursor, which is temporarily invisible because the DRM driver cannot provide the cursor plane.

A temporary alternative is to wait for Purism to get the missing touch adapter hardware, thus eliminating the hassle of using a traditional mouse. In addition, due to the current installed modems, mobile phone functions cannot be placed on the i.MX6 development board.

However, Purism promises that Librem 5 Linux phones will have full phone functionality next year.

[Compiled from:Softpedia, Source:Purism]

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