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OwnCloud integration in Plasma Mobile

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Android have Google Account, Windows Phone have Microsoft account etc. I think should be great if KDE could provide OwnCloud accounts for all Plasma users, but I know KDE should need a lot of resources to provide them. BTW Plasma Mobile could provide OwnCloud integration for that users that have their own servers (or BTW use a OwnCloud service provider).

Which services we can provide for Plasma users through OwnCloud?
Actually OwnCloud can sync:
    1) files
    2) bookmarks
    3) notes
    4) feeds/news
    5) calendar

And you can also stream music!

We could share Plasma settings so when the user buy a new phone (for example), he can login and find all his saved settings.
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I'm slowly working on a Plasma-integrated owncloud client. It's focused on filesync for now, but more types of data can be added later on.


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In System Settings/Personalisation/Online Accounts it suggests: "Configure your internet accounts such as Google, Live, Owncloud"

i'm using 5.4 from the ubuntu Ci ppa
is the tooltip wrong or did i miss something ?
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sebas wrote:I'm slowly working on a Plasma-integrated owncloud client. It's focused on filesync for now, but more types of data can be added later on.


sebas,

Are you using the existing owncloud linux client or starting clean?

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My plan is to split the existing owncloud client into a library and front-end (this has already been discussed with the owncloud devs), and then build a mobile-compatible, Plasma-based UI on top of that. (Most of the latter exists already.)

I'm currently caught up a bit with Wayland work, but plan to resume the owncloud hacking once that's out of the way.


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sebas wrote:My plan is to split the existing owncloud client into a library and front-end (this has already been discussed with the owncloud devs), and then build a mobile-compatible, Plasma-based UI on top of that. (Most of the latter exists already.)

I'm currently caught up a bit with Wayland work, but plan to resume the owncloud hacking once that's out of the way.


Could you point me to anything I could read to get up to speed on the discussions?
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No, the discussions happened in private context. Are you interested in helping out, out just curious?


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sebas wrote:No, the discussions happened in private context. Are you interested in helping out, out just curious?


I am interested in helping out.
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Cool. :)

If you drop me an email to sebas@kde.org, I'll forward you preliminary plans for the splitting of the owncloud client.


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Done. You should see an email from Alcor Mizar (vasris@outlook.com).
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I do. :-)


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@alex-l
It's been a year since you posted, but in case you are still interested, there was a distro which name I don't remember -could it be Netrunner? I'm not sure- that, effectively, would gave a 2 GB OC account for free from its installation.
Don't know if it still works, but yes, it was a great idea as most users don't know how/can't/dont need to have a private server at their home, running permanently 24/7/365(6), and demanding updates, security tweaks, and other actions that are far beyond what an average user, even an "average power user" needs to know and spend time on.
So, it's a very nice idea and I'm all with you: KDE desktop environments should get some agreements to open sourced cloud storage providers -not necessarily based on Owncloud, there are other platforms based on free or open sourced software- to offer free -gratis- basic accounts. There are several poviders that offer free accounts with 1 or 2 GB with the hope that a small percentage of those users will eventually buy bigger spaces -Openmailbox or Blaucloud come to my mind, but I've seen several more-, perhaps some of them would be interested in appearing in a hypotetical wizard that desktops showed to their users, for instance when opening the «Online accounts» KCM module.

BTW, I think you should post your idea to the Brainstorm forum, https://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=83, or even file a wish to https://bugs.kde.org, my experience tells me that almost no developer eads this forum. :-\
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eemantsal wrote:@alex-l
So, it's a very nice idea and I'm all with you: KDE desktop environments should get some agreements to open sourced cloud storage providers -not necessarily based on Owncloud, there are other platforms based on free or open sourced software- to offer free -gratis- basic accounts. There are several poviders that offer free accounts with 1 or 2 GB with the hope that a small percentage of those users will eventually buy bigger spaces -Openmailbox or Blaucloud come to my mind, but I've seen several more-, perhaps some of them would be interested in appearing in a hypotetical wizard that desktops showed to their users, for instance when opening the «Online accounts» KCM module.


Thanks for the reply, I use Openmailbox as my primary email account and I like they offer ownCloud, though with very few apps. I know there is work in progress to integrate Plasma and Nextcloud. What I'm wondering is if KDE could provide a 1-2 GB of Nextcloud to all the users with a KIdentity and provide those Nextcloud apps that improve Plasma experience. With obviously a wizard to setup everything automatically, from Files to Contacts. This means for sure a lot of work for sys admins, but Openmailbox for example works thanks to donations, so maybe the model could be applied also in KDE.

 
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