The Librem 5 phone, which is scheduled to ship in early 2019, is designed to run a GNU/Linux operating system with the developers planning to support both GNOME and KDE user interfaces. The use of KDE's Plasma Mobile desktop on the Librem 5 came a little closer to reality this week as developers tested the environment and worked out some key bugs: "As many of you know, the Librem 5 phone will work with two options for your desktop environment, a GNOME based phone shell and Plasma Mobile. Working closely with the KDE community, we were able to install, run, and even see mobile network provider service on Plasma Mobile! The purpose of this article is to show the progress that has been made with Plasma Mobile on the current Librem 5 development board. Here, the setup steps and overcome challenges are highlighted." Photos of Plasma Mobile in action can be found in the project's blog post.
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