Schedules/KDE4/4.2 Feature Plan

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This is a list of planned features for the 4.2 release.

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  • in-progress => started, but not completed yet
  • done => completed

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Status Project Description Contact
DONE Akonadi Various Akonadi related items can be found here http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/PIM/Akonadi#KDE_4.2_.2F_Akonadi_1.1
DONE Eigen Make Eigen 2 ready for KDE, and move it to kdesupport
DONE Eigen Port all Eigen-using code in KDE and KOffice to Eigen 2.0
DONE kwrited Use knotify in kwrited
DONE Printer Admin KDEPrint is dead, long live system-config-printer-kde (kdeadmin) and printer-applet (kdeutils)! Thanks to jriddell for these.
IN PROGRESS KNotify Create OSD based replacement for current KPassivePopup [Deferred to 4.3]
IN PROGRESS KPackageKit Pushing in KPackageKit (dependant on PolicyKit integration)
TO DO Dikku Context Framework Create a context framework with working activities Harikrishna Anandhan <harikrishna.anandhan@gmail.com>
TO DO System Settings add Administrator mode button. See Bug 151669 Alessandro Diaferia <alediaferia@gmail.com>

kdelibs

Status Project Description Contact
DONE i18n proper filenames decoding for FAT mounting, in KUrls and content-disposition
DONE Katepart Make a Vi input mode for Katepart
DONE KDateTable Correctly draw weekends and day of worship for locale using new KLocale settings.
DONE KHTML Early domain name resolution (prefetch)
DONE KHTML KHTMLFindBar - an embedded search/find-as-you-type bar
DONE KHTML Use of IDString (hashed strings) for local names, prefixes and namespaces in DOM core instead of document-related ids, in particular for better API compatibility with WebCore
DONE KJS and KHTML Support for transparent reindenting of standalone sources in debugger
DONE KLocale Implement KLocale based methods to return correct working week start and end days and day of religious worship for the locale.
DONE KLocale Method to strip accelerator marker from UI strings; needs to take into account CJK-style markers too.
DONE Kross expose KAssistantDialog as part of forms module
DONE kross Extend QtScript integration.
DONE KUrlNavigator Provide an option to always show the full path in the breadcrumb mode.
DONE kwallet Move kwalletd to kdebase-runtime
IN PROGRESS CMake Reduced library link interface
IN PROGRESS KConfig API review and export KConfigBackend
IN PROGRESS KConfig Make KConfigDialog work nicer with KConfigSkeleton + manually managed widgets
IN PROGRESS KConfig Make KConfigSkeleton KConfigGroup aware
IN PROGRESS kdeui Rich text builders for KTextEdit, including BBCode, html, plain text markup, mediawiki and markdown output.
IN PROGRESS KHTML Finish support of Video/Audio elements
IN PROGRESS KHTML Significant CSS performance improvements
IN PROGRESS KHTML Support for CSS3 border-* properties
IN PROGRESS KHTML SVG support in KHTML (port from WebKit)
IN PROGRESS KJS Further performance improvements
IN PROGRESS KStyle New branch style for treeviews
IN PROGRESS Phonon "low-level" PCM I/O with at least an ALSA implementation
IN PROGRESS Phonon make AbstractMediaStream/Streamterface threadsafe
IN PROGRESS Phonon VideoWidget snapshot function
TO DO CMake Exporting and importing (library) targets Alexander Neundorf <neundorf@kde.org>
TO DO KHTML Faster page cache Germain Garand <germain@ebooksfrance.org>
TO DO KHTML Gaussian SVG filter Fredrik Höglund <fredrik@kde.org>
TO DO KHTML More automation in JS/C++ bindings generation Maksim Orlovich and Vyacheslav Tokarev <maksim@kde.org>
TO DO KHTML Scriptable extension plug-ins Harri <porten@kde.org>
TO DO KHTML XPath level 1 Maksim Orlovich <maksim@kde.org>
TO DO KIO::Global Make KDynamicJobTracker do the checking if the kuiserver service is registered or not, for full implementation of "Progress in the same window" Rafael Fernández López <ereslibre@kde.org>
TO DO Phonon add Port class for fine grained control over data flow between Phonon objects Matthias Kretz <kretz@kde.org>

kdebase-workspace

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Calendar KCM Add support for setting new KLocale settings for Working Week and Day or Religious Worship.
DONE ConsoleKit support Add ConsoleKit support to kdm.
DONE Kephal Import kephal for better xrandr-support.
DONE Nepomuk KIO Slave Nepomuk Desktop search KIO slave nepomuksearch:/
DONE Power Manager import PowerDevil
TO DO Color KCM Add KDE3 scheme import Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad@users.sourceforge.net>
TO DO Color KCM Add 'smart setting' of extended colors Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad@users.sourceforge.net>
TO DO Color KCM Query kwin for supported colors; add full set of kwin colors Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad@users.sourceforge.net>
TO DO Font Installer KCM Use PolicyKit for installtion of system-wide fonts. Craig Drummond <craig@kde.org>
KRunner
DONE KRunner Improve KDE startup speed by delaying KRunner startup
DONE KRunner Kate sessions runner
DONE KRunner Konqueror history runner
DONE KRunner Nepomuk desktop search runner
DONE Krunner Noun-Verb support
DONE KRunner Recent Documents runner
IN PROGRESS Krunner Configuration options for blacklisting, user ranking, runner ranking, learning
IN PROGRESS Krunner SearchMatch configuration
TO DO Krunner Implement Nuno's UI polishings Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Krunner Runner configuration Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO KRunner runner for the plasma dbus interface Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Krunner Runners able to share parsing Jordi Polo <mumismo@gmail.com>
TO DO Krunner Runtime syntax documentation Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Krunner Search set paging Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Krunner Simple GUI for above options Jordi Polo <mumismo@gmail.com>
TO DO Krunner Simple learning Jordi Polo <mumismo@gmail.com>
Plasma - Priority Features
DONE Plasma C# support
DONE Plasma Extenders
DONE Plasma Improved Battery applet for Powerdevil
DONE Plasma Kuiserver plasmoid (integrated in systemtray)
DONE Plasma Notification plasmoid (integrated in systemtray)
DONE Plasma panel->desktop dragging
DONE Plasma Python support
DONE Plasma Ruby support
DONE Plasma Separate Desktop Settings from DesktopContainment
DONE Plasma Wallpaper plugins
IN PROGRESS Plasma Networkmanager Plasmoid and DataEngine
IN PROGRESS Plasma New ECMA Script Scriptengines
IN PROGRESS Plasma Plasmagik packaging (and package classes)
TO DO KWin Make it possible to focus plasma panels Chani <chanika@gmail.com>
TO DO Plasma Expand cashew to full action bar when zoomed out Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Script Security Framework Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Welcome plasmoid Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
IN PROGRESS Plasma JOLIE Integration
Plasma
DONE Plasma Activitybar: an applet to quickly switch between activities
DONE Plasma Activity<->Virtual Desktop Affinity
DONE Plasma Add a places combo box to the location page in the folderview config dialog
DONE Plasma Add Google Gadgets from Internet through AppletBrowser
DONE Plasma Add New Widgets: Pluggable widget browser
DONE Plasma A new plasmoid that implements the functionality of a simple web browser
DONE Plasma Collapsing Applet convenience class
DONE Plasma Complete the panel size sliders feature: an applet can ask the panel to resize
DONE Plasma drop indicator in panel
DONE Plasma Google Gadgets support
DONE Plasma Keyboard Shortcut Config UI
DONE Plasma make the panel controller a bit more usable
DONE Plasma New theming capabilities by expanding the lower level theming classes (Theme and PanelSvg)
DONE Plasma nicely draw the desktop toolbox when it's moved because of a panel
DONE Plasma Optional Per-Virtual Desktop DesktopView
DONE Plasma Panel Autohide
DONE Plasma Panel form factor support in the folderview applet
DONE Plasma Plasma On Screensaver
DONE Plasma Plasma Popup Tips
DONE Plasma Quicklaunch Plasmoid
DONE Plasma Save icon positioning in folderview
DONE Plasma Systray++ Spec
DONE Plasma Tabbar widget derived from QTabBar and themed with svg
DONE Plasma Taskbar grouping
DONE Plasma theme Plasma::PushButton with svg
DONE Plasma Visual clue when dragging applets from applet browser to the panel
IN PROGRESS Plasma Grid applet
IN PROGRESS Plasma Small Form Factors
IN PROGRESS Plasma Techbase Tutorials
IN PROGRESS Plasma Website update
TO DO Plasma adding containments from the appletbrowser (and remove the "add panel" from DefaultDesktop) Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Context menu plugins Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma dbus interface Chani <chanika@gmail.com>
TO DO Plasma highlight the applet with active keyboard shortcuts Chani <chanika@gmail.com>
TO DO Plasma Import Raptor Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma improve usability of appletbrowser delete button Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Make non-SVG painting in Plasma low-color and non-anim friendly Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma New wallpapers Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma New way of handling wallpapers and different sizes (package format, and so on...) Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Preserve wallpaper choice by copying user paper to home dir Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Runtime DataEngine documentation (sources, usage, etc) Aaron Seigo <aseigo@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Support for creating applets for dropped URLs in the folderview applet when it's acting as a containment Fredrik Höglund <fredrik@kde.org>
TO DO Plasma Top-level windows plasmoids Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo@kde.org>
KWin - Core
DONE KWin Implement _NET_WM_FULLSCREEN_MONITORS EWMH spec hint
DONE KWin Move maximized windows between Xinerama screens
DONE KWin New window snapping zones; screen center and window corners
DONE KWin Support for decoration shadows
KWin - Desktop Effects
DONE KWin Compositing enabled by default
DONE KWin Compositing self-check
DONE KWin Global animation speed setting
DONE KWin Motion dynamics
DONE KWin Improved UI for selecting window/desktop switcher
DONE KWin UI for assigning effects to screen edges
DONE KWin Cube/cylinder/sphere effect
DONE KWin Magic lamp minimize effect
DONE KWin Animation in box switch effect
DONE KWin Mouse interaction for cover switch Effect
DONE KWin Thumbnail bar in the cover switch effect
DONE KWin Improved snow effect; Different sizes, better randomness and different directions
DONE KWin Shader for snow effect
DONE KWin Improved desktop grid
DONE KWin New present window layout modes
DONE KWin Invert only selected windows
DONE KWin Unredirecting of fullscreen windows

kdepimlibs

Status Project Description Contact
DONE KCal Library Make the KCal library dependent on the external libical package (from freeassocation) rather than our own old, forked version.

kdenetwork

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Kopete Improve file transfer progress dialog
DONE Kopete Jabber Jingle Audio support (raw-udp)
DONE Kopete Message delivery notifications
DONE Kopete Move file transfer request into chat window
DONE Kopete MSNP15 implementation for MSN
DONE KRDC Greatly improve experience for LDAP (e.g. MS Active Directory) administrators
DONE KRDC Improve per-host settings (remember scaling mode and other options)
IN PROGRESS Plasma Network Manager Applet

kdepim

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Akregator Basic support for enclosures (Displaying links, mimetype and size)
DONE KAlarm Improve alarm edit and preferences dialog layouts
DONE KAlarm Add holidays support
DONE Kjots Import notes from KnowIt as KJots pages.
DONE KMail Aggregated attachment view in the mail header area of the reader window
DONE KMail Merge the new message list from the SoC branch
DONE KNotes Zeroconf support for sending notes on LAN
DONE KonsoleKalendar Add an option to support resources that might need a GUI (i.e. all resources)
DONE Kontact New Planner summary; combines Appointment+To-do+SpecialDates into 1 pretty summary
DONE KOrganizer Drag and drop in the free-busy view
DONE KOrganizer Support for comments in replies to invitations
DONE Kleopatra Konqueror and Dolphin Kleopatra plugins

kdeutils

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Okteta rework Decoding table, add int64 and UTF-8
DONE Okteta refactor KByteArrayView and add a row-oriented view
DONE Okteta work on Tabs: add remove button, accept drop of url as load command
DONE Okteta Add option to extend selection in Goto dialog
DONE Okteta parameter dialog for "Copy as..." and "Export as..."
DONE Okteta Status bar contains settings like cursor position or Insertmode
DONE Okteta add a file info tool
DONE Ark Make the service menu work (possibly doing it as a KonqPopupPlugin
DONE Ark Proper password support
DONE Ark Implement a plugin for .gz files
IN PROGRESS Ark Implement proper drag/drop between Ark/dolphin

kdebindings

Status Project Description Contact
DONE krosspython and krossruby Support custom types via handlers
DONE krosspython and krossruby Support QList<CustomType*> constructs
DONE Smoke Wrap some more APIs (at least Akanodi for all languages and Plasma for C#)
DONE PyKDE KCM support and other plugins
DONE krossfalcon Move krossfalcon to kdebindings-trunk.
IN PROGRESS krossfalcon Unittests++

kdegames

Status Project Description Contact
DONE KBlocks Support for sounds
DONE kdiamond Drag jewels
DONE kdiamond Support for untimed games
DONE KGoldrunner Add the Count game (17 levels), contributed by Steve Mann.
DONE Killbots New app for 4.2
DONE ksirk Jabber based net game finding (initial version)
DONE ksirk KHotNewStuff skins
DONE ksirk Map scrolling arrows
DONE ksirk Skins editor
DONE ksirk Use only names in skins instead of numeric ids
IN PROGRESS KBreakOut (Optional) fire on mouse click
IN PROGRESS libkdegames New highscore management system
TO DO KBreakOut Custom levelsets Fela Winkelmolen <fela.kde@gmail.com>
TO DO KBreakOut KHotNewStuff support for themes Fela Winkelmolen <fela.kde@gmail.com>
TO DO KBreakOut Sounds Fela Winkelmolen <fela.kde@gmail.com>
TO DO kdiamond Optional OpenGL rendering Stefan Majewsky <majewsky@gmx.net>
TO DO KGoldrunner Improvement to sound support and themes <mikelima@cirulla.net>
TO DO KMahjongg Support for sounds Mauricio Piacentini <piacentini@kde.org>
TO DO KNetWalk Support for custom and non-square board sizes Fela Winkelmolen <fela.kde@gmail.com>
TO DO KSudoku Port of "print game" feature from old version Paulo Roberto Cattai <paulo.cattai@ltia.fc.unesp.br>
TO DO KSudoku Redesign of symbol themes Paulo Roberto Cattai <paulo.cattai@ltia.fc.unesp.br>
TO DO KSudoku Replace the core engine with a new version that will solve most bugs related to gameplay Johannes Bergmeier <johannes.bergmeier@gmx.net>

kdesdk

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Kate Port and reenable the Snippets plugin.
DONE perldoc KIOSlave Add KIOSlave to allow reading Perldoc documentation.
DONE Lokalize wrap all windows belonging to one project into one MDI window
DONE Umbrello Port code generation wizard to QWizard and replace all q3 widgets
DONE Kate Move the kate-ctags plugin to kdesdk.
DONE Kate Replace the make-plugin with katebuild-plugin.

kdeedu

Status Project Description Contact
DONE KAlgebra New parser (using QLALR) and new lexer
DONE KAlgebra Import capability for MathML Presentation Markup in libanalitza
DONE Kalzium Visualization of Schemes and Gradients at same time
DONE KBruch Usability Improvements
DONE KBruch Merging KPercentage functionalities into KBruch
DONE KHangMan Add a Open File action
DONE Marble Python bindings to the Marble widget and classes
DONE KStars Display millions of stars
DONE KStars Tool to predict Conjunctions
DONE KStars Support of Non-western Constellations
DONE KStars Include HD Catalog Numbers (in search, in display)
DONE KStars Separate INDI From KStars
DONE KStars Sky Calendar Tool
DONE KStars Earth Satellites
DONE KTurtle Add command line
DONE KTurtle Add a color picker
DONE KTurtle Export canvas as image
DONE Parley Rework main window infrastructure

kdemultimedia

Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KsCD Dbus Connection for Now Playing plasmoid
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player Make Dragon indipendent from Xine
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player File Manager
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player play media dialog
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player slider changes
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player show info while playing audio files

kdeaccessibility

Status Project Description Contact
DONE KbStatusApplet Port the KDE3 applet to a Plasma applet and get it fully working again
TO DO KMagnifier Refactor color menu, re-add invert, break current color blindness code into "daltonize" and "simulate" Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad@users.sourceforge.net>
TO DO KMagnifier Add color-shift modes to help people with color blindness Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad@users.sourceforge.net>

kdeartwork

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Screensavers Add the "KDE Asciiquarium" screensaver. Ported to KDE by Michael Pyne and Maksim Orlovich, original screensaver by Kirk Baucom

kdegraphics

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Gwenview Dolphin-like single-click selection
DONE Gwenview Nepomuk integration
DONE Gwenview Red Eye Reduction
DONE Gwenview Support for animated images (.gif and .mng)
DONE KSnapshot Add support for grabbing a single screen in multihead
DONE KSnapshot If we're saving the window decorations then record the window title and class in the image (if the format supports it) to play nice with indexers like strigi
DONE KSnapshot Increase jpeg image quality from 75% to 85%
DONE Okular New backend for fax documents.
IN PROGRESS Okular "Okular document package" for import/export a document with metadata (eg annotations).
IN PROGRESS Okular Support for videos & movie annotations.
IN PROGRESS Okular Usable inverse search.
TO DO Gwenview Optional tree view Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau@free.fr>
TO DO Okular Improve annotation support: for existing types (rubber stamps, line, note, etc), and for the way they are constructed and handled. Pino Toscano <pino@kde.org>
TO DO Okular Usability improvements. Pino Toscano <pino@kde.org>

kdebase-runtime

Status Project Description Contact
DONE kio_bookmarks A new konqueror home page displaying user bookmarks. See [description]
DONE kio fish/sftp port fish and sftp to windows
IN PROGRESS kuiserver KUiServer Goya port. General improvements for usability improvements

kdebase-apps

Status Project Description Contact
DONE dolphin Add zoom slider into the status bar and general zooming improvments
DONE dolphin Tooltip previews
IN PROGRESS konqueror Tagging and rating of webpages using Nepomuk - Already finished in playground.
TO DO dolphin ui to select preferred default settings for directory view Loic Marteau <loic.marteau@gmail.com>
TO DO konqueror A new konqueror recover-dialog replacement Eduardo Robles Elvira <edulix@gmail.com>
TO DO konqueror Rework bookmarks using Akonadi Eduardo Robles Elvira <edulix@gmail.com>

kdeplasma-addons

Status Project Description Contact
DONE Comic dataengine Finish script support
DONE Comic dataengine Port all comics to QScript and offer them through GHNS
DONE Eyes applet xeyes clone applet
DONE Frame plasmoid Honor EXIF rotation - see bug 164605
TO DO Frame plasmoid Previous, Pause and Next buttons - see bug 164704 Anne-Marie Mahfouf <annma@kde.org>
TO DO PoTD engine Import from playground Anne-Marie Mahfouf <annma@kde.org>

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