Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software
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Description

Description

We should focus on making a KDE Plasma environment a lean, mean productivity machine for ordinary users who are not skilled at the command line. Our users should not have to become terminal experts to create at the speed of thought.

What it will take

We will need to focus on adding productivity-related features, fixing bugs, and addressing quality-of-life issues in our software's GUI interfaces, particularly the most basic and commonly-used KDE software: Plasma, Dolphin, KEdit/Kate, Okular, GwenView, System Settings, Konsole, and Discover.

How we know we succeeded

People will fall in love with KDE software for its maturity, ease of use, stability, and long list of features that are genuinely useful for normal people's typical use cases. We should get a lot of positive press for fixing many longstanding usability and productivity issues and implementing longstanding feature requests. Reviews of Plasma should note its maturity, stability, polish, and ergonomics compared to other offerings.

Relevant links

Some examples:

I am willing to put work into this

  • Nate Graham (submitting patches, managing bugs, getting the word out)

I am interested

ngraham created this task.Aug 20 2017, 1:41 PM
ngraham renamed this task from Agressively focus on usability and productivity to Aggressively focus on usability and productivity.Aug 20 2017, 1:48 PM
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lydia added a comment.Oct 2 2017, 6:18 PM

To make all goals uniform I suggest a title like "Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software".

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Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.