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Planned tasks for 2.1

This section lists the things that are planned for the 2.1 version.

  • Show any kind of meta-data as part of the view (see http://ppenz.blogspot.com/2012/01/dolphin-20-status-update.html "Outlook for Dolphin 2.1")
  • Use inline renaming as default
  • Move KDirLister into KFileItemModel and don't pass it in the constructor. This also means that some API-extensions for KFileItemModel are required (e.g. progress-indication)
  • Use KMessageBox (see http://agateau.com/2011/04/21/kde-ux-2011/) for error-messages instead of showing them in the statusbar. This should also simplify the statusbar a lot.
  • Forward error-messages from folder panel. E.g. currently when dropping something above a read-only folder in the folder panel no feedback is given.
  • Remember column-widths per directory when changing it by the user. Don't forget a kind of "Reset"-entry in the context-menu to make it possible to use the auto-expanding again (see bug 264434)

Missing Dolphin 1.x Features

Dolphin 1.x features that are still missing in the master branch belong here.

  • Moving of columns in the details view. Would be great having it back for 2.0, but let's fix the open other issues first before starting with this. Fixed for 4.8.2 (Bug: 164696, Commit: b62c74ec4cc891bc5fafeeafe67dbcc1d17fd445)
  • Inline renaming is not possible. Fixed for 4.9.0 (Bug #286893, commit 8f9f877e4d18011defc3c6191e745cda080000ab). It is planned for 2.1 to make inline renaming default and to solve the missing "OK"/"Cancel" issue (some people have problems to finalize the renaming by pressing RETURN with the inline renaming from Dolphin 1.x).
  • Horizontal autoscrolling for the Folders Panel. Won't be implemented for 2.0 anymore: Let's wait for feedback first - if the autoscrolling will be requested again let's bring it back in 2.1.
  • No selection toggle in the group headers.

Known Bugs

Known regressions in the master branch are listed here.

  • Holding Shift + mouse wheel scroll doesn't increase scroll rate like it does in any other KDE app.
  • KFileItemModel::setExpanded(): Is still true after calling removeExpandedItems() (see mail from Frank "Re: Minor issue KFileItemModel with expanding items" 25.11.2011 00:05).
  • "Create New Folder": the new folder is neither the current item nor selected. See Bug #291064. Fixed for 4.8.4.
  • When clicking the "Close" button next to a status bar message, the close button does not disappear. See Bug #291351. Note that KMessageWidget will be used in 4.9, so this should not be an issue any more.
  • Entering a new empty folder will not change the status bar text. See Bug #291641. Fixed for 4.9.
  • Icons size sliders in the settings dialog do not have tool tips any more. See Bug #292700.
  • While selecting a file with selection rectange, it may unselect, if rectangle accidently becomes 0 pixels. It is necesary to prevent the rectangle from being reduced to zero, if it has been appeared at least for 1 pixel. Also it won't select if you move the cursor left or right while clicking, you have to move it up or down.
  • There is an empty space (1 pixel) between file name and file icon in file managers, clicking on which does nothing. The problem is not only in "detailed view".
  • Selected file with rectangle over file name and selected file with rectangle not over the name is not the same! if you select a file not over the name, pressing DELETE will delete underlined file instead of selected! It's necesary to make underlineing of selected file. Also when moving or copying a file into directory, the file will be selected, but not underlined; pressng DELETE will delete a wrong file. Also when pressing UP/DOWN key it will not select file above/below to selected, but above/below to underlined.
  • Deletion of files steals focus - I have to press UP then DOWN keys after each deletion.
  • No more ability to add separators in the beginning of toolbar for creating free space before buttons (202850 but in 4.4.5 the ability was TOO!!).
  • No ability to place navigation bar above tabbar.
  • When changing an icon, no ability to select no icon.
  • Some things won't select if your cursor was moved during the click. For example folders (A folder cannot be droped into itself).

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