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19 September 2012, 16:23

Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed following major setback

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Zoom The open source Vivaldi tablet will include KDE's Plasma Active user interface
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KDE developer Aaron Seigo has announced that the release of the Vivaldi KDE tablet has been postponed for now. The 7-inch tablet will use the Mer Project's Linux distribution as its operating system, and KDE Plasma Active as its default desktop user interface. However, the manufacturer of the originally chosen Zenithink C71 tablet has modified the system board of the device at short notice. Having made numerous adjustments to the Linux kernel to support the previous system board, the developers must therefore restart their development work almost from scratch.

Seigo says that after taking a break, he began to search for alternatives, made contact with other Asian hardware manufacturers and has now found a replacement. The developer has so far declined to share any manufacturer or hardware details, but was pleased to announce that the company has already agreed to provide proprietary source code for the device.

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