Looking for some feedback, here. There is no openSUSE wiki page for KDE Connect. Though, it is super easy to set up using the instructions from the community KDE page, it does lack a certain specification to setting up within openSUSE: https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect
It works super well on Leap 42.1, haven’t tried it out on 42.2 yet and I will go ahead and build a SDB page. I have built a few pages and update periodically the Java install page, for those of us that need the Genuine Oracle Java version. My main objective was to know if it should be a SDB page or not. I am going to go with SDB and get going on it as soon as I get a moment or two to get started with it.
I started the page, I need to add info on pairing to Android but I have to make sure the steps are correct first. I did it a while ago, it’s really straight forward, but I do realize that someone with lesser technical skills could use the additional info.
Check it out when you get time and please suggest ways to improve the article:
the package kdeconnect-kde is readily available on Tumbleweed (OSS repo), without resorting to KDE:Extra, might be worth mentioning in the Installation section
I don’t use Yast for the firewall anymore (switched to firewalld, which I find nicer for laptops, because you can assign zones to Wifi SSID), but I’m quite positive there is a pre-configured “KDE Connect” service in Yast Firewall, could somebody confirm? At least, this was the case in TW, maybe not in Leap? As far as I recall, the service was already configured to let KDE Connect to his thing on “internal” zone (again, this was TW).
Correct, and it is/will be included in 42.2 as well (version 1.0.1).
KDE:Extra always has the latest version though, upgrades are normally not done for released openSUSE versions.
Tumbleweed does always get the latest version from KDE:Extra of course, as KDE:Extra is the development project for Tumbleweed.
I don’t use Yast for the firewall anymore (switched to firewalld, which I find nicer for laptops, because you can assign zones to Wifi SSID), but I’m quite positive there is a pre-configured “KDE Connect” service in Yast Firewall, could somebody confirm?
Yes, this is true.
In Tumbleweed and Leap (and already is the case since years even with the old KDE4 version).
Since 1.0 it even contains a firewalld config file too.
As far as I recall, the service was already configured to let KDE Connect to his thing on “internal” zone (again, this was TW).
The “internal” zone is completely open anyway by default.
Thank you for your feedback. I made some adjustments and added the terminal install for 42.2 and Tumbleweed. From what I can tell currently, the 42.2 main repo doesn’t have KDEconnect so I left it at adding the KDE:Extra repo.
I also updated the Firewall instructions, it IS a drop-down menu option which makes me feel a little silly that I didn’t notice it before… there I go… always doing it the hard way…
Thanks again for your input. Hopefully someone will find it useful.