When riding waves, at some point you'll inevitably fall in and get pulled into the roiling chaos (which has a beautiful quietness to it); if you're in the right place at the right time, you may end up at the mercy of the currents produced by the waves tossing tons of water forward that now wants to go back out. Often the only thing you can do is hold your breath and let it take you for a bit of a ride, as the power in those currents is far more than you can generate by swimming. Eventually you'll pop up somewhere and then you can start making your way back in.
A few of us have been working on creating a (hopefully big) set of waves, which we announced last week as "Plasma Active". The announcement was really just the first set of waves arriving at the beach: perfect for surfing and picking up all kinds of speed. However, I've been sort of caught in the resulting rip current since Friday. :) All the forward momentum has created a ton of activity for us and right now I'm in "holding my breath and going with the flow" mode. ;)
I was hoping to write a summary piece today covering some of the high level strategic aspirations of Plasma Active, such as providing a visible rally point for people working on device-oriented projects within KDE and how we want to fill some of the gaps that remain for us in the MeeGo ecosystem. However, it is already 17:00 and I still have hours of work ahead of me. That blog entry will have to wait.
I will, however, quickly note that:
- We will be announcing the first Active App next week, the first of many!
- Contour continues to develop, and the OS image track is similarly moving; so these will follow on nicely after the Active App announcement.
- Plasmate has seen renewed development and is polishing up nicely. We have a new contributor who has popped up recently, and both Sebastian K. and myself have been plonking away on it. I need to do a screencast soon! :)
So progress continues, the reason you can't hear more from about it right now is that I'm quite firmly beneath the water. ;)