Plasma/Activities

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the plasma side of activities...

bugs

  • play/stop/delete icons are misaligned
  • iirc the list gets a bit funny when things resize or go away
  • 'add widgets' button is still available when locked

functionality

  • when plasma is locked, the activitymanager runs away. it shouldn't do that; instead it should disable the add/remove buttons (and maybe stop/play too?)
  • we need a way to rename and set icon from the activity manager, inline. that's the stuff that was in the containment config for 4.5
  • support switching to other-screen containments (explained better on the Multiscreen page
  • templates are only half-implemented. there's no js way to create a new activity, only new containment. what we need is a mode (and way to set it) in plasmaapp that creates a new activity and says that new containments will be autoassigned to that activity. then when the script is done creating containments we unset the mode (and probably do a sanity check on the activity).

polish

  • activity manager doesn't show which activity is the current one. some sort of pretty highlight or something would be nice.
  • those remove/stop buttons could be a lot prettier. hover effects n'stuff
  • random wallpaper when creating a new containment?
  • prettify the search filter?

guts

  • View::swapContainment could do with cleanup like Activity::open.
  • we should hack something into Context so that it keeps the activity name in sync itself, instead of relying on Activity while KActivity* is in kdebase
  • Activity could pay better attention to its containments, in case they get moved around by something else... it kinda assumes that it has full control when it doesn't.

features

  • sorting of the activities (probably by last activation?)
  • 'running'/'stopped' categories that scroll to the first running/stopped activity
  • something in the panel that tells me what activity I'm on and lets me switch quickly
  • dataengine? (what are use cases? how much easier than ActivityConsumer is it?)

KWin

windows can be associated with activities

bugs

  • iirc some effects leave 'holes' for windows on other activities. need to check if anyone solved that

features

  • special window rules for activities, for those stubborn apps that will never play well (might want to wait until session support is in though)
  • expose the associations somehow so that the taskbar can have activity features

Sessions

ksmserver handles your login and logout session; now it's going to handle saving and restoring the non-plasma side of activities too :)

bugs

  • on store, it either works instantly or hits the ten-second timeout. some callback is getting dropped somewhere and I'm not sure why.

functionality

  • I need to know which clients are on which activities, so that I can close the right ones instead of a hardcoded set. 18:11 < fredrikh> Chani: windows are supposed to have either an SM_CLIENT_ID property, or a WM_CLIENT_LEADER property that points to the window that has it
  • expose the generic loading function over dbus instead of the testing one
  • figure out how to restore activity-window associations
  • give the activity kded API for open/closed activities (a close will have to be requested first, because ksmserver can cancel it, and we want the plasma part going down last for prettiness. that means we need cancel/done functions so that plasma's notified when ksmserver finishes.
  • get it all working smoothly, plasma -> ksmserver -> plasma

features

  • have a look at that "legacy" session stuff
  • start dealing with behaviour for processes on >1 activity (can probably note who they're sharing with, copy on store and purge/skip on restore)
  • start looking into making apps activity-aware and improving session support

Nepomuk

features

  • tell us whether a resource is associated with an activity, so that its window can be auto-associated

activitymanager kded

stuff...


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