Kirigami is KDE’s powerful but lightweight user interface framework for mobile and convergent applications. It allows Qt developers to easily create applications that run on most major mobile and desktop platforms without modification (though adapted user interfaces for different form-factors are supported and recommended for optimal user experience). It extends the touch-friendly Qt Quick Controls 2 with larger application building blocks, following the design philosophy laid out in the KDE Human Interface Guidelines.
You can try out Kirigami in action with the Kirigami Gallery app which is available on most Linux distributions. On Android, you can download it from Google Play Store. The source code of kirigami-gallery can be found at this Git repository.
Kirigami uses CMake as its build system of choice. If you're unfamiliar with CMake, the CMake Manual for Qt is a good starting point to learn more about it.
Here are the most important links:
- Source code repository
- API documentation
- Human Interface Guidelines
- IRC: #plasma on irc.freenode.net
- Telegram group
- Mailing list for questions and discussion around using Kirigami for developing a user interface
- Mailing list for discussing development of Kirigami itself
- Bug tracker
The source code for Kirigami releases is available for download from download.kde.org. GPG signatures are available alongside the source code for verification. They are signed by release manager Marco Martin.
For the first release (1.0) we prepared packages for various Linux distributions using the Open Build Service instance provided by openSUSE at software.opensuse.org/package/kirigami. These are for Arch Linux, Fedora, openSUSE Leap and TW, and Ubuntu.
By now all major distributions should ship a version of Kirigami.