Qt Virtual Keyboard for (K)Ubuntu?
aleixpol at kde.org
Sat Dec 3 21:25:52 UTC 2016
On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 6:24 AM, Walter Lapchynski <wxl at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> It seems like from what I read about it that it doesn't need anything
> special to make it work with any Qt app, right? If so, that seems like a no
> brainer for a new package. I couldn't find it in Debian. I might be
> interested in taking this on as a new package. Any further insight would be
> most appreciated.
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Aleix Pol <aleixpol at kde.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 1:44 AM, Valorie Zimmerman <
>> valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:22 AM, N. W. <nw9165-3201 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> > just noticed that Qt Virtual Keyboard has been open sourced this year,
>>> > http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/01/13/new-agreement-with-the-kde
>>> > http://doc.qt.io/QtVirtualKeyboard/index.html
>>> > http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt/qtvirtualkeyboard.git/
>>> > http://plfiorini.blogspot.de/2016/04/qt-virtual-keyboard-sup
>>> > Judging from the following two videos, Qt Virtual Keyboard looks
>>> absolutely amazing and way better than the other virtual onscreen keyboards
>>> which are currently available from the Ubuntu repository, see:
>>> > https://youtu.be/yIsQHinTw00
>>> > https://youtu.be/EyeDZLGIwbM
>>> > Unfortunately it seems like no Linux distribution has this packaged
>>> yet :/.
>>> > Any chance you could package this for Ubuntu and possibly even make it
>>> the default virtual onscreen keyboard for Kubuntu?
>>> > Regards
>>> I see that nobody answered this. In general, we only package KDE
>>> software. If this package 1. is packaged by Debian, and 2. becomes a
>>> dependency of some KDE software (such as Kwin) then certainly we would
>>> package it.
>>> You can always package it in a PPA, and offer it for testing, which I
>>> assume would help in lots of ways.
>>> More help for the packaging team is always welcome!
>> FWIW, I don't think this had hit the mailing list.
>> Support for this is already integrated with KWin and available on Plasma
>> with Wayland. I've tested it, it works fine but needs tuning.
I don't know about debian, but it's certainly on Neon, you can get the
packaging from there.
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