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This is currently a brainstorming page, feel free to add things to it that may not end up staying. Discussion is happening on the plasma-devel at kde.org mailing list.

Contents

4.7

  • QML++

Desktop

  • Activities advancements
    • Panels associated with activities
    • Add an activities button to the default panel arrangement
    • Drag taskbar entries on activity manager icons to assign?
  • System tray:
    • tasks widget integration for the "application" tasks, out of the tray by default
    • xembed tasks hidden in the popup by default
    • property extended from the standard: what plasmoid can represent this task, use it for keyboard layout
    • grouping of network icons in a single one (with icons+lionmail in the popup?)
    • multimedia category? (grouped, + nowplaying in the popup?)
  • Support for more mouse buttons:
    • Described by rickst29 on the Mailing List (Vol 31, issue 52). Resolves two of KDE's all-time "top 20" RFE bugs.
    • rickst29 will create the necessary Qt code and Header updates.
    • TBD, and quickly: do we have a preferred convention for specific button and signal names from Qt?
    • Shortcut Widget, plus Plasma Updates to use them.
    • Subtopic Plasma versus Compiz; add 'Close Window' via shortcut (e.g., mouse button); also allow the "Desktop Effects" GUI to support arbitrary user command strings via shortcuts. TBD, other "useful and popular" plugin capabilities which we currently lack.
    • if possible, allow multi-button shortcuts (i.e., one button used like a modifier key, creating "alternate identities" for other buttons pressed simultaneously). This could provide users with a much larger set of one-handed, mouse-only shortcut actions. A few examples:
 Button2 with Wheel Spin Event (Up/Down/Left/Right)
 Button2 With "Back" Button (Kernel's Button #8, IIRC)
 Button2 With "Forward" Button (Button #9)
 "Back" Button with Wheel Spin event (Up/Down-/Left/Right)

Mobile

Use activities, use it as "guinea pig" for qml plasmoids, device profiles for Package etc

Netbook/Tablet

the shell itself for tablet makes more sense to be the mobile one.. merge mobile and netbook shells?

Classroom

  • Containment for "lesson plans"
  • Network (web?) service that pushes lesson plans
  • Monitor app

KDE Applications

  • Activity awareness
  • first release of selkie? first prototype of qml plasmoids shipping in selkie packages

4.8

Desktop

  • Redesign of desktop activity contents
    • new containment? maybe grid desktop?
    • Integrated search?
    • merge krunner, desktop toolbox, activity manager...
    • always show that window in the present windows effect
  • Switch from kickoff to ?

Classroom

Classroom profiles for netbook/tablet/mobile

KDE applications

  • Identifying common places where applications could use qml/plasma widgets in their main ui. example: dock widgets?
  • Selkie release, to experiment with the point above has plasmoids as full applications, the html view becomes a "fallback"

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