Schedules/KDE4/4.9 Feature Plan

This is a list of planned features for the SC 4.9 release.

See also:


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


Status Project Description Contact
DONE KGlobalSettings Make KGlobalSettings reread locale settings before calling settingsChanged().
DONE Kate Part Reworked Color Configuration
DONE KActivities Encryption for private activities (not available via UI).
DONE KActivities Linking files to activities in Dolphin, Konqueror, Folder View.
DONE KActivities Activities KIO.


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Thumbnail fix for bookmarks


Status Project Description Contact
DONE ksmserver Port shutdown dialog to QML
IN PROGRESS ksmserver Merge the new qml based screen locker
DONE plasma MPRIS2 dataengine
TO DO kwin windows that are moved to another desktop should be treated as sticky windows (Bug #213847) <kwin-[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Fix fullscreen state handling: NETWM says it's bound to focus and not stacking order, also see bug #224600 (Bug #296076) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Lanczos Filter broken after screen size changes (Bug #296065) <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS kwin GHNS support for KWin Scripts (Bug #296774, Review 104877)
TO DO kwin KConf Update Script for KWin 4.9 (Bug #296775) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Request category for scripted KWin Effects on kde-(look|app).org (Bug #297634) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Request category for KWin Scripts on kde-(look|app).org (Bug #297635) <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS kwin GHNS support for Window Switching Layouts (Bug #297636, Review 104894)
TO DO kwin Request category for Window Switcher Layouts on kde-(look|app).org (Bug #297637) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Update Documentation for Window Switcher Layouts (Bug #297638) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin ThumbnailItem allows upscaling of Windows (Bug #297864) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Window Tab support for QML based Aurorae (Bug #299138) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Increase ABI version for KDecorations (Bug #299140) <[email protected]>
TO DO kwin Break NETWM to allow inner xinerama struts (Bug #299247) <[email protected]>
DONE kwin Useraction menu closes when focus passes to another window (Bug #81743)
DONE kwin JJ: change focus only when moving mouse (Bug #92290)
DONE kwin JJ: kwin fulscreen / un-fullscreen system notifications (Bug #124612, Review 104457)
DONE kwin Insufficient stacking order handling for deleted windows (Bug #158262, Review 104519)
DONE kwin JJ: Use arrow keys to control cover switch. (Bug #178595, Review 104438)
DONE kwin No reason given why some desktop effects cannot be activated (Bug #209213, Review 104847)
DONE kwin Dragging a title bar against a bottom panel twice makes it go under the panel on the second time (Bug #210926)
DONE kwin Wobbly windows wobbles strange after quick-maximization (Bug #222102)
DONE kwin "Move" command should allow off-screen window moving same as Alt + click trick (Bug #229942)
DONE kwin Bug with shading always inactive windows (Bug #242217)
DONE kwin Change title of menu item "Configure window behaviour..." (Bug #249486)
DONE kwin Task switcher message when no windows looks ugly with stars (Bug #260938)
DONE kwin Placement Policy 'under mouse' (Bug #272162)
DONE kwin JJ: Synchronize Show Desktop wording in all tabbox effects (Bug #273478, Review 104436)
DONE kwin closing session crash (Bug #282933, Review 104690)
DONE kwin Window Specific Settings dialog has no help function (Bug #286783)
DONE kwin Add "Present Windows - Window Class" to "Screen Edges" functions (Bug #288960)
DONE kwin [JJ] Select next window with arrow key in Alt+Tab (Bug #291916)
DONE kwin KWin crashed when I was switching windows (Bug #292614)
DONE kwin Kill helper should be out of process (Bug #295940)
DONE kwin Synchronize user actions menu with libtaskmanager (Bug #296056)
DONE kwin Different binary name for KWin Active (Bug #296084)
DONE kwin Window Switcher KCM needs to be reworked (Bug #297639, Review 104525)
DONE kwin Document global JavaScript methods in KWin Scripting API documentation (Bug #297640)
DONE kwin Elevate windows in addition to highlight (Bug #297809)
DONE kwin KWin crashes when interacting with Plasma (Bug #298669, Review 104714)
DONE kwin Add ABI check to KDecorations (Bug #299141)
DONE kwin Effects cannot be configured (Bug #299163)
DONE kwin Adding proper window thumbnail clipping to the QML tabbox (Bug #299198)
DONE kwin Improve VSync strategy (Bug #299274)
DONE kwin Screen Edge bindings for KWin Scripting (Bug #299275, Review 104904)
DONE kwin Better QML selection list for Window Switcher layout (Bug #299278)
DONE kwin Add layout specification to D-Bus call for invoking TabBox (Bug #299279, Review 104838)
DONE kwin Default Bindings for Switching between Windows of current Application (Bug #299308, Review 104730)
DONE kwin Make desktop focus chains activities aware (Bug #299309, Review 104649)
DONE kwin Activity window rules (Review 104972)
DONE kwin Desktop Zoom should be saved between sessions (Bug #189956, Review 104597)


Status Project Description Contact
TO DO FolderView Refactor into PopupApplet and Containment Ignat Semenov <[email protected]>
DONE FolderView Show files related to an activity
DONE Dolphin Allow to show any kind of metadata like ratings, tags, comments, image-sizes, music-artist, ... beside each item of the view (see for details)
DONE Dolphin Use KMessageWidget for information- and error-messages (see for details)
DONE Dolphin Optionally remember the column-widths of the details view
DONE Dolphin Allow to disable the expandable folders of the details view
DONE Dolphin Implement inline renaming for the new view-engine
DONE Dolphin Allow to optionally set a maximum number of lines for the icons-view
DONE Dolphin Implement support for back/forward mouse buttons
TO DO Dolphin Implement files quick preview feature (named Klook) Evgeniy Auzhin <[email protected]>
DONE Konsole Move menubar and tabbar settings out of profile and into "Configure Konsole"
DONE Konsole Add command line options for controlling the visibility of menubar and tabbar
DONE Konsole Allow dragging tab out of current window and into its own window
DONE Konsole Add "Clone Tab" action for opening new tab using the same profile used by current tab
DONE Konsole Add "Change Directory To" action in the popup menu of drag & drop operation
DONE Konsole Allow action in the context menu for searching selected text using KDE WebShortcuts
DONE Konsole Provide the searching ability in konsolepart
DONE Konsole konsolepart can notify the hosting application(e.g, dolphin) of the changing of current directory
DONE Konsole Allow changing tab title through escape sequence like "\e]30;Tab Title\a"
DONE Konsole Allow users to have better control of the copy & paste behavior of mouse within Konsole


Status Project Description Contact
TO DO Marble Have support for "repeatX" in the projection classes Torsten Rahn <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Satellite Map NG Torsten Rahn <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Mars & Venus satellite plugin Torsten Rahn / Gerhard Holtkamp <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Solar Eclipse Plugin Torsten Rahn / Gerhard Holtkamp <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Help Menu polishing / Support page inclusion Torsten Rahn <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Toolbar polishing/refactoring Torsten Rahn <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Solar Eclipse Plugin Torsten Rahn <[email protected]>
IN PROGRESS Marble Worldwide hillshading
TO DO Marble Extended library API (no MarbleWidget dependency for tasks like parsing, routing) Dennis Nienhüser <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Marble Touch on Plasma Active Dennis Nienhüser <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Marble Touch on Android Dennis Nienhüser <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Support for loading geolocated photos (e.g. in a Gallery activity in Marble Touch) Dennis Nienhüser <[email protected]>
TO DO Marble Layer Management (by the user: Toggle layer visibility; maybe move layers from legend and layers in menus to one central place/tab) Dennis Nienhüser <[email protected]>
DONE Marble Flightgear position provider plugin
DONE Rocs Project Files to combine graphs and algorithms
DONE Rocs Extend graph data structure to support overlay graphs
DONE Rocs Stepped execution of algorithms
DONE Rocs General unit test cleanup and overhauling
DONE Rocs Data types and pointer types
DONE Kig Improve Cancel Construction and Undo actions
DONE Pairs New memory game
DONE KAlgebra Mobile Many improvements, including Android and better Active support


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS libkdegames Major cleanup and rewrite (done, except for the new highscore classes)

Release team: please link to the porting instructions for third-party developers
DONE Granatier improve config UI for player and arena selection
DONE Kajongg tooltips giving playings hints
DONE Kajongg new config option: propose what to do
DONE Kajongg make it possible to replay a game from a screen shot (for better debugging)
DONE Kajongg improve Robot AI
DONE Kajongg Add default voices
DONE Kajongg Players can chat with each other from within kajongg
DONE Kajongg Define a central game server, making it easier to play over the internet (no more tweaking of firewalls for the server side)
DONE KGoldrunner Add the Gold Rush II championship game (20 levels), contributed by Gabriel Miltschitzky
DONE KGoldrunner Add solution files to some KGoldrunner games
DONE KPatience Saved game files now include the whole game history
DONE KSudoku Simplify the XML descriptions of puzzle shapes
DONE KSudoku Add XML and Desktop files for seven new two-dimensional puzzle shapes
DONE KSudoku Add XML and Desktop files for three new three-dimensional puzzle shapes
DONE KSudoku Improve the quality and relevance of KSudoku hints
DONE KSudoku Make Load and Save work correctly for all puzzle types, including display of small markers/notes and restart of the puzzle clock from a saved value
DONE KSudoku Integrate the new generator/solver and the old KSudoku code more closely
DONE KSudoku Make puzzle features easier to see and use by improving highlighting, control and settings in both 2-D and 3-D puzzles and adding keyboard input to 3-D puzzles
DONE KMahjongg Make the BoardEditor running again
DONE KMahjongg Implement an option for random layouts


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Gwenview Fullscreen browse
DONE Okular Store annotations with documents Bug #151614
DONE Okular Print annotations in PDF documents
DONE Okular Annotations Screen support (embedded movies in PDF) Bug #172847
DONE Okular Aggressive page preloading Bug #184196
DONE Okular Hyphen-aware search Bug #190433
DONE Okular Multiple bookmarks per page Bug #157198
DONE Okular Allow the renaming of bookmark "parent" items
DONE Okular Allow the page number selector to be added to the toolbar Bug #279128
DONE Okular Double click to select workds Bug #187347
DONE Okular Make Okular inhibit sleep and screen power management when in Presentation mode
DONE Okular Behavior for left/right arrow keys (Review 104596)
DONE Okular Remember the mouse mode on exit
DONE Okular Make search from the current page the default


Status Project Description Contact
DONE JuK scrobbling
DONE JuK cover-fetching from
DONE JuK MPRIS2 support
DONE JuK MPRIS2 support
DONE Dragon MPRIS2 support
DONE JuK Support embedded cover art for MP4/AAC files


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Kopete Add option to group all offline users into a "Offline Users" group
DONE Kopete Show contact's status change in chat window
DONE Kopete Add context option "rename" to contacts and allow changing custom display name inline.


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Akonadi Google Resources Move contacts and calendars resources from Akonadi Google project to kdepim-runtime

DONE KTnef Bring back KTnef from the KDE3 days. KTnef is a standalone TNEF attachment viewer

DONE Akonadi Kolab Resources Kolab resource using the Kolab libraries to kdepim-runtime

DONE Extend Akonotes Format Extend the akonotes format to support features required by zanshin and kolab

DONE Import pim data ImportWizard allows to import settings/mails/filters/calendar/addressbook from thunderbird/evolution/etc. when exists.

DONE Archive Mail Agent Archive Mail Agent archives your mail folders on a scheduled basis.

DONE Backup Mail Backup Mail saves/restores mail config/config (akonadi)/database nepomuk/resources etc.

DONE KAlarm Provide options to auto-hide system tray icon when no alarms are due.

DONE KAlarm Add option to execute a pre-alarm action before deferred alarms.


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Now Playing replace with QML version
IN PROGRESS Microblog replace with QML version
IN PROGRESS StackFolder Add applet for quick browse the stack of folders


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Okteta Add view profiles, incl. editor/manager
DONE Lokalize Optimize TM fuzzy searching
DONE Lokalize File search tab
DONE Lokalize .ts support
DONE Umbrello diagram auto layout support
DONE Umbrello diagram graphviz dot export
DONE Thumbnail PO thumbnailer


Status Project Description Contact

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