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= Hacking =
 
= Hacking =
==Activity Configuration==
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==Polish & Testing Needed==
* Add an applications category to the Add dialog (adding an application is unintuitive: go to launcher, long press) (means public bindings for the applications and krunner models)
+
* Add an applications category to the Activity's Add dialog
 +
* Launcher: clearing of tag cloud items with Show Everything; button needs alignment fixes, should clear search line too
 +
* Applets should not be draggable when inside the Contour boxes
  
==Activity Switcher==
+
==Priority 1==
 +
===Add Widgets===
 +
* Harmonize "add widgets" with "add apps" (from Activity Add Dialog)
 +
 
 +
===Contour Pages===
 +
* Hide config button for widgets with no configuration (or always make the button active for access to, e.g., share)
 +
 
 +
===Default Configuration===
 +
* KWallet configuation -> passwordless and no questions for access
 +
 
 +
==Network Management Plasmoid==
 +
* Check size hint of networking Plasmoid so that it doesn't shrink so small
 +
* kill the notifications from network connecting
 +
 
 +
===Notifications Plasmoid===
 +
* Remove single-line of text on new notifications
 +
 
 +
===On Screen Keyboard===
 +
* Add arrow keys to the tablet layout
 +
 
 +
==Launcher==
 +
* Sort applications by alpha
 +
 
 +
==Priority 2==
 +
 
 +
===Activity Switcher===
 
* Show a loading animation when switching between activities (currently no feedback given)
 
* Show a loading animation when switching between activities (currently no feedback given)
* Profile what takes so long to switch activities
 
  
==Add Widgets==
+
===Add Widgets===
* Don't re-arrange items when details shown (perhaps by making space for it from the start?)
 
 
* Close keyboard if opened due to focussing in on filter bar
 
* Close keyboard if opened due to focussing in on filter bar
  
==Contour Pages==
+
===Contour Pages===
* Custom titles for widgets
+
* Custom titles for widgets, and a way for applets to set custom titles
  
==Default Configuration==
+
===Panel===
* Nepomuk Backup Sync -> die die die
+
* Make status icons all the same width (and big enough to hit without too much pain)
* KWallet configuation -> passwordless and no questions for access
+
* Put application icons after status icons
* Boot and Contour start QML Splash screen (and no wait on boot?)
+
 
* Screensaver/locker -> must be above all items and no password request
+
===Default Configuration===
* Sounds are jarring for a tablet; new sound theme needed
+
* Diable Nepomuk Backup Sync
  
==General UI==
+
==Unscheduled==
  
==Panel==
+
===Panel===
 +
* hardcoded positions of containments (panel containment)
 
* hardcoded positions of slc and clock (systray)
 
* hardcoded positions of slc and clock (systray)
* hardcoded positions of containments (panel containment)
 
* drag the panel from everywhere w/o conflicting with icons
 
* autohiding of entries that go into passive mode
 
  
==On Screen Keyboard==
+
===KWin===
 +
* Screensaver/locker -> must be above all items and no password request
 +
* Unlock should live in kwin, a top-level windowthat shows some draggable item to unlock (a proof-of-concept exists already on start up, but that needs to move out of the shell)
 +
 
 +
===Javascript Setup===
 +
* Ability to load initial widgets positions with a Javascript (ala Plasma Desktop Scripting)
 +
 
 +
===On Screen Keyboard===
 
* KWin virtual keyboard awareness (always keep on everything else, e.g.)
 
* KWin virtual keyboard awareness (always keep on everything else, e.g.)
 
* Copy/paste of text?
 
* Copy/paste of text?
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* Characters for more locales (e.g. German, French, etc)
 
* Characters for more locales (e.g. German, French, etc)
 
* Gtk+ IM plugin to trigger it
 
* Gtk+ IM plugin to trigger it
 
=== Later Release ===
 
 
* Multi-byte input
 
* Multi-byte input
 
* Rewrite in QML
 
* Rewrite in QML
 
* Ensure that line edit does not get obscured by keyboard (mitigated now by being able to manually move it)
 
* Ensure that line edit does not get obscured by keyboard (mitigated now by being able to manually move it)
  
==Nepomuk Recommendation==
+
===Launcher===
* score the recom engines
+
* Show most used / favorites as first line on first page
* pause the film while lights are up
 
* bus station (gps)
 
* create activity if the user is doing something new
 
* change activity based on context (track location when switching activities)
 
  
==Notifications==
+
===MeeGo Support===
* kill the notifications from network connecting
+
* Connman backend for network management stack needed (either kded module or Plasma::DataEngine)
* kill the notifications from nepomuk
 
  
==Launcher==
 
* Fix selecting / filtering in tag cloud (doesn't work unless you put in a search and then clear)
 
* Tag cloud: scrolling higher is not obvious; icon (near search?) to scroll higher
 
* Sort applications by alpha
 
* Splitter divider betweeen app rows
 
* When filter is cleared, reset the view
 
* Show most used / favorites as first line on first page?
 
  
==SLC==
+
==Unsorted==
 +
===SLC===
 
* Enabled state is not obvious enough: find better visuals (now disabled in monochrome, a bit better?)
 
* Enabled state is not obvious enough: find better visuals (now disabled in monochrome, a bit better?)
 
* Better artwork: connect icon is very odd
 
* Better artwork: connect icon is very odd
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* Show title of URI to be operated on in the context menu
 
* Show title of URI to be operated on in the context menu
  
==Window Management==
+
===Window Management===
 
* OpenGL ES on MeeGO
 
* OpenGL ES on MeeGO
 
* Focus to docks  
 
* Focus to docks  
 
* Screen edge handling
 
* Screen edge handling
  
==Application workflow==
+
===Application workflow===
 
* Not obvious where apps are
 
* Not obvious where apps are
 
* Visual feedback between time when activity is selected and when the activity appears (so we know something is actually happening)
 
* Visual feedback between time when activity is selected and when the activity appears (so we know something is actually happening)
  
==Window Strip==
+
===Window Strip===
 
* Remove close button on home screen
 
* Remove close button on home screen
 
* Filter windows that are set to not show in taskbar
 
* Filter windows that are set to not show in taskbar
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* Sticky windows and moving windows across activities (SLC?)
 
* Sticky windows and moving windows across activities (SLC?)
  
==Recommendations Panel==
+
=== Active Browser ===
 
 
== Active Browser ==
 
 
* search in page
 
* search in page
 
* save-as menus (e.g. for images)
 
* save-as menus (e.g. for images)
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* connect downloaded files to the activity (nepomuk bug)
 
* connect downloaded files to the activity (nepomuk bug)
  
== Image viewer ==
+
=== Image viewer ===
 
* nicer ui
 
* nicer ui
 
* possibility to browse sd cards/download/upload images
 
* possibility to browse sd cards/download/upload images
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* albums?
 
* albums?
  
== Multimedia ==
+
=== Multimedia ===
 
* Create multimedia activity
 
* Create multimedia activity
 
* Good touch volume applet
 
* Good touch volume applet
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* Webcam (kamoso?)
 
* Webcam (kamoso?)
  
== Social Networks ==
+
=== Social Networks ===
 
* touch-friendly configuration for PIM (email, contacts, events.)
 
* touch-friendly configuration for PIM (email, contacts, events.)
 
* touch-friendly setup of Facebook via Akonadi
 
* touch-friendly setup of Facebook via Akonadi
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** Events
 
** Events
  
==MeeGo Support==
+
=== Workspace ===
* Connman backend for network management stack needed (either kded module or Plasma::DataEngine)
 
 
 
== Workspace ==
 
 
* Dynamic switching of Plasma workspace types, eg from the display manager, or due to hardware events such as docking?
 
* Dynamic switching of Plasma workspace types, eg from the display manager, or due to hardware events such as docking?
  
==KDM==
+
===KDM===
 
* Touch friendly login screen for eg touchscreen all-in-one PCs to use (low priority; we have auto-login)
 
* Touch friendly login screen for eg touchscreen all-in-one PCs to use (low priority; we have auto-login)
  
==Unlock screen==
+
=== Tools ===
* Passwordless unlock screen
 
* Should be a top-level window (inside kwin process?) that shows some draggable item to unlock (a proof-of-concept exists already on start up, but that needs to move out of the shell)
 
 
 
== Tools ==
 
 
* Make Plasmate release-ready
 
* Make Plasmate release-ready
 
** Improve editor for QML
 
** Improve editor for QML

Revision as of 11:09, 2 September 2011

Contributing

If you would like to support and become part of the Plasma Active team, you can use the following list of open tasks as inspiration. Please pick one of these tasks, for questions, you can always get in touch with us.

Packaging & Deployment

openSUSE

  • profile and optimize boot process (bootchart)
  • clean up startup / login process
  • create clean setup to start reviewing applications to offer
  • create separate artwork package (kdebase4-workspace-branding-plasmaactive)

variables to set the desktop shell type

  • export env vars from news-tablet.desktop in declarative widgets package to global session
  • Marble to go

Meego Packaging

  • create installer image
  • consolidate packages
  • fix up defaults

Hacking

Polish & Testing Needed

  • Add an applications category to the Activity's Add dialog
  • Launcher: clearing of tag cloud items with Show Everything; button needs alignment fixes, should clear search line too
  • Applets should not be draggable when inside the Contour boxes

Priority 1

Add Widgets

  • Harmonize "add widgets" with "add apps" (from Activity Add Dialog)

Contour Pages

  • Hide config button for widgets with no configuration (or always make the button active for access to, e.g., share)

Default Configuration

  • KWallet configuation -> passwordless and no questions for access

Network Management Plasmoid

  • Check size hint of networking Plasmoid so that it doesn't shrink so small
  • kill the notifications from network connecting

Notifications Plasmoid

  • Remove single-line of text on new notifications

On Screen Keyboard

  • Add arrow keys to the tablet layout

Launcher

  • Sort applications by alpha

Priority 2

Activity Switcher

  • Show a loading animation when switching between activities (currently no feedback given)

Add Widgets

  • Close keyboard if opened due to focussing in on filter bar

Contour Pages

  • Custom titles for widgets, and a way for applets to set custom titles

Panel

  • Make status icons all the same width (and big enough to hit without too much pain)
  • Put application icons after status icons

Default Configuration

  • Diable Nepomuk Backup Sync

Unscheduled

Panel

  • hardcoded positions of containments (panel containment)
  • hardcoded positions of slc and clock (systray)

KWin

  • Screensaver/locker -> must be above all items and no password request
  • Unlock should live in kwin, a top-level windowthat shows some draggable item to unlock (a proof-of-concept exists already on start up, but that needs to move out of the shell)

Javascript Setup

  • Ability to load initial widgets positions with a Javascript (ala Plasma Desktop Scripting)

On Screen Keyboard

  • KWin virtual keyboard awareness (always keep on everything else, e.g.)
  • Copy/paste of text?
  • Add arrow keys to the tablet layout
  • Characters for more locales (e.g. German, French, etc)
  • Gtk+ IM plugin to trigger it
  • Multi-byte input
  • Rewrite in QML
  • Ensure that line edit does not get obscured by keyboard (mitigated now by being able to manually move it)

Launcher

  • Show most used / favorites as first line on first page

MeeGo Support

  • Connman backend for network management stack needed (either kded module or Plasma::DataEngine)


Unsorted

SLC

  • Enabled state is not obvious enough: find better visuals (now disabled in monochrome, a bit better?)
  • Better artwork: connect icon is very odd
  • Not matter what is touched, Connect is always shown: probable touch screen bug: the touch event arrives always in the same coordinates unless a connected usb mouse is moved
  • Bigger target invoking popup, and implement dragable
  • Show title of URI to be operated on in the context menu

Window Management

  • OpenGL ES on MeeGO
  • Focus to docks
  • Screen edge handling

Application workflow

  • Not obvious where apps are
  • Visual feedback between time when activity is selected and when the activity appears (so we know something is actually happening)

Window Strip

  • Remove close button on home screen
  • Filter windows that are set to not show in taskbar
    • look at gitorious qt-components/meego/*view* grep for swipe
  • Window sorting
    • find solution to get at methods Martin added to kdelibs/*/kworkspace MRU
    • Put new windows after the current window
    • Check out how Harmatan Keyboard works
  • Show windows from current activity only
  • Sticky windows and moving windows across activities (SLC?)

Active Browser

  • search in page
  • save-as menus (e.g. for images)
  • "back" repositions page to last viewed position
  • plugin support -> 100% depends from qtwebkit i.e. flash tries to work, but doesn't really ;)
  • display ssl status
  • accepting non-verifiable SSL certs
  • connect downloaded files to the activity (nepomuk bug)

Image viewer

  • nicer ui
  • possibility to browse sd cards/download/upload images
  • search ui
  • albums?

Multimedia

  • Create multimedia activity
  • Good touch volume applet
  • Mediaplayer (minitube? bangarang? tomahawk? Plasma Mediacenter components?)
  • Webcam (kamoso?)

Social Networks

  • touch-friendly configuration for PIM (email, contacts, events.)
  • touch-friendly setup of Facebook via Akonadi
  • touch-friendly setup of Google via Akonadi
  • Akonadi model for QML plasmoids
  • Plasma QML widgets for
    • Contacts
    • Messages
    • Events

Workspace

  • Dynamic switching of Plasma workspace types, eg from the display manager, or due to hardware events such as docking?

KDM

  • Touch friendly login screen for eg touchscreen all-in-one PCs to use (low priority; we have auto-login)

Tools

  • Make Plasmate release-ready
    • Improve editor for QML
    • Implement scripting console
    • Fix sizing problems in previewer

Artwork

  • Improve Plasma theme
  • Plasma Active logo
  • Make Contour logo play well with Active logo
  • Wallpaper
  • Example documents
  • Artwork and theming of boot process

Documentation

  • Improve QML Plasma docs
  • Improve installation docs
  • Create user docs (pending UI freeze)

Support and Testing

  • Help others with getting Plasma Active runnning on #active and the mailing list
  • Test Plasma Active on more hardware, find solutions for problems encountered, document them

Goals and Larger Ideas for PA2

  • Geolocation
    • Document and complete API
    • Use geolocation in more widgets
    • Cache geolocation
  • libplasma2 & QSceneGraph port
  • test GLES backend for kwin
  • DBusmenu implementation in QML
  • KToolBar replacement in QML (using a KActionCollection)
  • KXmlGui actions access in QML
  • KConfig integration with ownCloud
  • Finish porting all KDE applications to the mobile profile (mostly removing deprecated calls)

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