Plasma Active: Current Devel Snapshots for ArchosG9 and Nexus7

This is just a very quick announcement that new rootfs tarballs of the current development branch of Plasma Active are available for ArchosG9 and Nexus7. These snapshots are not made based on Mer latest but on an older version. Additionally, to the stock Plasma Active installation these tarballs contain my nemo-compatibility package as well as some Nemomobile apps to show the general practicability of running Nemomobile apps on Plasma Active. The rootfs tarballs are available here:

http://files.kde.org/plasma/active/3.0/images/archos-g9/armv7hl/plasma-active-armv7hl-archos-gen9-pvr-devel-2013-07-17.tar.gz

http://files.kde.org/plasma/active/3.0/images/nexus7/plasma-active-armv7hl-nexus7-devel-2013-07-17.tar.gz

The .ks files from which these tarballs had been generated are available here:

http://files.kde.org/plasma/active/3.0/images/archos-g9/armv7hl/plasma-active-armv7hl-archos-gen9-pvr-devel-2013-07-17.ks

http://files.kde.org/plasma/active/3.0/images/nexus7/plasma-active-armv7hl-nexus7-devel-2013-07-17.ks

Please note that the Nexus7 version needs a manual change that is currently not included in the .ks file: The setting for QT_GRAPHICSSYSTEM in /etc/sysconfig/nemo-mobile-ui needs to be changed from “opengl” to “raster”.

Please also note that there is still a nasty bug that causes the Network Manager applet to be unusable. A workaround for connecting to a secured WLAN is, e.g., to use nmcli instead: nmcli d wifi connect “SSID” password “PASSWORD”. As it seems this problem only occurs with the armv7hl versions (ArchosG9 and Nexus7), the Intel based images are reported to work correctly. Any information on solving this issue is highly appreciated.

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