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Old 03-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
michaelslack
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Plasma Active on top of slackware on intel tabletpc?


Hi slackers,

Has anyone tried compiling and installing the apparent ``plasma active add-ons'' (the source for the latest version is at ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/active/3.0/src/) on top of a stock install of any intel version of slackware? It looks like a moderately complicated thing to implement, I thought I might ask around before I jump in (and possibly waste a lot of time).

I've got one of these intel "laptops" whose halves split into a keyboard and a tablet which also has a wacom stylus. I'm more familiar with the xfce desktop, I've never used KDE much, but xfce (as it is now) is not very touch-friendly. I'm curious to see how the plasma active interface works on this device (in fact I'm downloading a kubuntu active live disk image, just to see how that interface looks -- I would only install onto slackware though). With xfce I can't do much when it is in tablet mode at all.

Does anyone have any experience with putting plasma active on top of (intel) slackware?

Cheers,

Michael
 
Old 03-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Getting the individual components installed is probably the easy task. I looked into that briefly at one point. The most tricky/annoying thing is that you'd have to recompile a few kde packages with the patches provided at the link you posted. The more difficult thing might be runtime adjustments since plasma active is based on Mer, which has a rather different distro structure than slackware, especially in the choice of core components.
I didn't try it though, so I can't tell whether there are actually issues that could be caused by this.
 
Old 03-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Getting the individual components installed is probably the easy task. I looked into that briefly at one point. The most tricky/annoying thing is that you'd have to recompile a few kde packages with the patches provided at the link you posted. The more difficult thing might be runtime adjustments since plasma active is based on Mer, which has a rather different distro structure than slackware, especially in the choice of core components.
I didn't try it though, so I can't tell whether there are actually issues that could be caused by this.
 
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