KDE e.V., the non-profit organization behind the KDE desktop environment, has put out a press release
about the just-completed Akademy conference. The release is subtitled "Pushing for Elegance and the Mobile Space" and features an overview of the conference that was held in Tampere, Finland June 3-10. "Using KDE software on mobile devices was another big subject of discussion and coding. The KDE community is very interested in providing their software for mobile platforms such as MeeGo. During this Akademy, work continued on making Akonadi (and in extension the Kontact Groupware Suite) and the Plasma user interface library available on MeeGo. Like the KDE community, MeeGo aims to support a full spectrum of devices in terms of formfactor and performance. Kontact Mobile provides the most scalable and powerful groupware client currently available for mobile devices, while the Plasma universal canvas provides the most mature high-level, extensible and brandable toolkit for mobile devices that are using Qt. During Akademy, the first phone call using prototype Plasma mobile phone shell was made.
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