Get the source code¶
Plasma provides components for multi-device workspaces. Plasma desktop provides a stable, versatile and modular desktop. Plasma Mobile shares many components and all of its underlying architecture with Plasma desktop, but provides a UI and features necessary and useful on mobile devices. The idea is to provide a base platform, that can be augmented with device-specific modules. On a laptop, one would typically install plasma-workspace and plasma-desktop, while on a mobile device, one would install plasma-workspace and plasma-mobile and friends. None of the repositories conflicts with others, so it’s possible to provide a system with UIs for multiple formfactors, and decide at runtime, which UI to offer. You can find the source code tarballs of the stable releases of Plasma on download.kde.org or check the git repositories on invent.kde.org.
Plasma Mobile does not have stable release yet. So, we advise you to pull the code directly from our git repositories’ master branches at invent.kde.org. In the following section you may find direct links to the source code of several Plasma Mobile components.
General mobile components¶
The following git modules are generally useful on mobile devices and provide touch-friendly functionality.
plasma-settings: Settings application and modules.
plasma-camera: Camera application.
marble: Maps application.
koko: Gallery application.
vvave: Music player.
okular: Document Viewer.
discover: Software Center.
plasma-angelfish: Webbrowser for phones.
plasma-samegame: Small example game.
mtp-server: Fork of Ubuntu’s MTP server
kaidan: XMPP based Messenger.
qmlkonsole: Terminal application.
peruse: A comic book viewer.
calindori: Calendar and todo management application.
plasmatube: Work-in-progress youtube client.
index: File manager.
pix: Maui Image Gallery.
qrca: QR Code scanner.
keysmith: OTP client.
kweather: Weather app.
kclock: Clock app.
kalk: Calculator and units converter.
trainer: Sport exercises helper.
alligator: RSS feeds reader.
krecorder: Audio recorder.
kontrast: Tool to check contrast for colors.
Plasma phone components¶
These additional git modules are useful for smartphones:
simplelogin: Display manager for launching the plasma-phone shell
plasma-phone-components: Phone shell QtQuick code, application launcher model, etc.
plasma-dialer: Dialer application
kpeoplevcard: Provides the vCard based contact management backend used by the dialer, plasma-phonebook and others.
plasma-phonebook: Contact management application.
spacebar: Work-in-progress SMS application.
Build the source code¶
In order to build Plasma Mobile from source, please refer to the build instructions.