Google Summer of Code 2013 is coming to the end and we are working hard to have a stable and functional version of KDE Connect before then. To achieve this goal we are taking two actions:
- We are beginning to distribute tarballs of the KDE client sources and we have uploaded the Android app to the Play store, so we can have more testers (links at the end of the post).
- Since receiving bug reports in blog comments does not scale very well, we are moving KDE Connect to KDE’s playground and adding it to the KDE bug tracking system.
We will use the feedback we receive to improve the usability and fix bugs while we finish developing the file transfer feature. Note that we have disabled the battery report in this version because it required to patch kdelibs. Our plans are to just include the battery report in the plasmoid we already have to avoid that patch, but it’s not done yet.
As always, the changelog since the last blogpost follows:
- RSA encryption (more info about this in next posts)
- Symmetric encryption
- New Android interface, that should be compatible with 2.3 devices
You can clone the new git repositories from these nice and short urls:
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kdeconnect-kde
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kdeconnect-android
And you can get the current stable version from these links: