Difference between revisions of "Schedules/KDE4/4.4 Feature Plan"

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! style="text-align: center;" colspan="4" | Non-Plasma, Non-KWin  
! style="text-align: center;" colspan="4" | Non-Plasma, Non-KWin  
{{FeatureTodo|Icons KCM|More configurable icon sizes|[email protected]|Christoph Feck}}
{{FeatureTodo|Fonts KCM|More configurable fonts|[email protected]|Christoph Feck}}
{{FeatureTodo|Solid|Improve SolidBluetooth stack, make it more stable and robust (test+fixes only)|[email protected]|Alex Fiestas}}
{{FeatureInProgress|Date/Time KCM|Plasma themed clock|[email protected]|Christoph Feck}}  
{{FeatureInProgress|Date/Time KCM|Plasma themed clock|[email protected]|Christoph Feck}}  
{{FeatureInProgress|System Setitngs|Reorganize modules|[email protected]|Ben  Cooksley}}  
{{FeatureInProgress|System Setitngs|Reorganize modules|[email protected]|Ben  Cooksley}}  
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! style="text-align: center;" colspan="4" | Plasma  
! style="text-align: center;" colspan="4" | Plasma  
{{FeatureTodo|systemtray|visual connection between notifications and new protocol systray icons|[email protected]|Marco Martin}} 
{{FeatureTodo|libplasma|Plasmoid Cloning - because having to set things up from scratch repeatedly gets old fast|[email protected]|Chani}}
{{FeatureTodo|taskbar|"other desktops" group - I may not have time for this, feel free to take it|[email protected]|Chani}}
{{FeatureTodo|accounts applet|a plasma widget that is a central place to add accounts to social sites like identica and opendesktop, optimized for the netbook shell|[email protected]|Marco Martin}}
{{FeatureTodo|libplasma|Improvements to Calendar/Clock widgets. Improved config ui. Allow multiple holidays on same day. Allow multiple Holiday Regions. Weekends. etc.|[email protected]|John Layt}}
{{FeatureInProgress|Quicklaunch Plasmoid|new icon size/rows config ui|[email protected]|Lukas Appelhans}}  
{{FeatureInProgress|Quicklaunch Plasmoid|new icon size/rows config ui|[email protected]|Lukas Appelhans}}  
{{FeatureInProgress|Plasma Weather Ion|New Weather Ion for the wetter.com data source provider|[email protected]|Thilo-Alexander Ginkel}}  
{{FeatureInProgress|Plasma Weather Ion|New Weather Ion for the wetter.com data source provider|[email protected]|Thilo-Alexander Ginkel}}  

Revision as of 21:50, 9 February 2010

This is a list of planned features for the 4.4 release.

See also:


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


Status Project Description Contact
DONE kttsd Clean up kttsd by making it a simple wrapper around speech-dispatcher


Status Project Description Contact


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS Konqueror Sidebar cleanups; re-introducing the history module
DONE Dolphin

Version control integration

DONE Dolphin Improved search bar including search configuration
DONE DolphinPart Remember the Details View expansion state in the DolphinPart
DONE DolphinPart Restore the "Edit->Selection" menu that was in Konqueror 3
DONE Dolphin Open URL in a new tab if the Back, Forward or Up button in the toolbar is middle-clicked
DONE Dolphin Clickable tags and other resources in the metadata view: tags for example are opened as search folders in the same Dolphin window


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS Oxygen Animated Add smooth animations and transitions (e.g. on hover, when switching tabs, etc.) to the oxygen widget style.
DONE smb kioslave add kwallet support
DONE Nepomuk Remove the ontologies and make kdebase depend on the upcoming shared-ontologies package
DONE Nepomuk Integrate removable storage service to handle mounting/unmounting of removable devices and allow searching of files on non-mounted media. The user will be asked to insert the medium in question in case it is not mounted.
DONE Nepomuk New timeline KIO slave which allows to browse files by modification date in case the Nepomuk Strigi service is running.
DONE Nepomuk Give better user feedback if Nepomuk could not be initialized.
DONE Locale KCM Add support for new KLocale Currency Code and Decimal Places options (see kdelibs/klocale section).
DONE Device Automounting Add support for storage device automounting
DONE Nepomuk Port Nepomuk to Virtuoso: query service, strigi service: better performance especially when searching.
DONE thumbnail kioslave Support for comic-book cover previews (.cbr, .cbz, .cbt files)
DONE Nepomuk Add nepomuk kio slave which handles all stating of Nepomuk resources. It can even display a small HTML page for non-file resources.
DONE thumbnail kioslave Support for rotated jpegs


Status Project Description Contact
Non-Plasma, Non-KWin
IN PROGRESS Date/Time KCM Plasma themed clock
IN PROGRESS System Setitngs Reorganize modules
IN PROGRESS Mouse KCM XInput2 support
DONE Attica KCM, KDE plugin KCM added, Attica uses KIO with the KDE plugin
IN PROGRESS Solid::Control network environment tracking Access a high level view of wireless networks by interface, testing in playground
DONE System Activity Add scripting support
DONE Solid RemoteControl Manager/Interface + Lirc backend
DONE System Activity KAuth integration
DONE System Settings Improve module appearance for Icons View and provide searching hints
DONE Font Installer KCM Use PolicyKit for installing system-wide fonts
DONE Font Installer KCM When multiple fonts are selected, use a list style preview of all selected fonts
DONE KRunner Solid device runner
DONE KRunner Manage actions in default interface
DONE KRunner Single runner mode
DONE KRunner Window management runner
DONE KRunner Add Firefox support to the bookmark runner
Plasma - Priority Features
DONE netbook shell a plasma shell and various containments/applets tailored for netbooks (tech preview status in 4.4)

IN PROGRESS Quicklaunch Plasmoid new icon size/rows config ui
IN PROGRESS Plasma Weather Ion New Weather Ion for the wetter.com data source provider
IN PROGRESS Plasma Animator Create new Plasma::Animator API based on Qt 4.6 Kinetic
IN PROGRESS Plasma KineticScrolling Port KineticScrolling to Qt 4.6 Kinetic
IN PROGRESS Plasma-Netbook Animated Layouts Create Animated Layouts to SAL and NewsPaper
IN PROGRESS libplasma Show the PopupApplet's BusyWidget inside the popup
DONE Widgets Explorer New widgets explorer
DONE Widgets Explorer Install widgets from file, Google Gadgets and GHNS
IN PROGRESS Notification queueing
IN PROGRESS Trust Levels package signing and verification
IN PROGRESS JS plasmoid improvements Animations, KIO and QFile bindings; latter two by security policy
IN PROGRESS Kiosk improvements
IN PROGRESS Activity Bar
DONE folderview Hover action icons in the icon view
DONE folderview Hover animations
DONE libplasma/kwin slide animation for popups done by kwin
DONE System tray Plasmoid support in the system tray
DONE System tray config ui to decide between always shown, always hidden and auto hide for each systray item
DONE Window List A new plasmoid to show list of opened windows
DONE Device Notifier show the device actions inside the plasmoid, show the fixed devices too, other improvements
DONE Color Wallpaper Plugin add support for gradients
DONE libplasma better text box look with new svg elements
DONE systemtray Make possible to browse old notifications by application name (this actually replaced the above feature)
DONE libplasma Show Holiday and Holiday Region in Clock Tooltip.
DONE libplasma Allow user to choose Calendar System to be displayed in Calendar and Clock widgets
DONE knowledge base plasmoid new plasmoid: Opendesktop.org knowledgebase client
DONE opendesktop plasmoid show friends activity
DONE Plasma Addon Battery popup layout improvements
DONE Plasma Mouse Plugins UI Yet Another UI Redesign
KWin - Core
IN PROGRESS KWin Window tiling
IN PROGRESS KWin Support for new EWMH hints
DONE KWin Quick window maximization and tiling by dragging windows to the edge of the screen
DONE KWin Improved virtual desktop KCM
DONE KWin Improved window switcher (Alt+Tab)
DONE KWin SVG based window decoration theme engine (Aurorae)
DONE KWin Merged Ozone and Nitrogen window decorations into Oxygen
DONE KWin Window tabbing

KWin - Desktop Effects
DONE KWin Mouse action support in Present Windows effect
DONE KWin New present windows mode to only display windows from a single application
DONE KWin Improved flip switch effect
DONE KWin Improved logout blur effect



Status Project Description Contact
DONE pykde4 Python 3 support for PyKDE4
DONE qyoto Replace the current C# cmake macros with more sophisticated ones that also work on windows.
IN PROGRESS qyoto Create a new generator for the C# assemblies


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Marble Support for MarbleWidget::setEnabled( bool )
IN PROGRESS Kalzium Remove libavogadro snapshot, port to use system libavogadro
IN PROGRESS Marble Add "download region" feature
IN PROGRESS Marble Editing Tools
IN PROGRESS Marble UI Simplification
IN PROGRESS Marble Custom Layouts
IN PROGRESS Marble Discrete Zoom Levels
IN PROGRESS Marble Performance Improvements
IN PROGRESS Marble KML Improvements
IN PROGRESS Marble Sky Mode
IN PROGRESS Marble Measure Tool Plugin
DONE Marble Settings for plugins
IN PROGRESS Marble Kinetic Scrolling
IN PROGRESS Marble Optimized 2D Mode
IN PROGRESS Marble Bookmarks
IN PROGRESS Marble Time KML support
IN PROGRESS Marble Editing GeoDataFeatures
DONE Marble Update Map ("F5")
DONE Marble Layer Management Class
IN PROGRESS Marble Plugin architecture for map layers
IN PROGRESS Marble Extending GeoPainter
DONE Marble Marble Runners
IN PROGRESS Marble GeoClue Integration
IN PROGRESS Marble Routing
IN PROGRESS Marble More map providers (WMS?)
IN PROGRESS Marble GeoData Model/View rework
DONE KAlgebra KAlgebra backend for Cantor
DONE KAlgebra Support for lists
DONE KAlgebra Improved MathML Presentation support
DONE KAlgebra Added 2D parametric function plotting
DONE KAlgebra Improved jump detections
DONE KAlgebra Made lambda expressions more usable
DONE KStars Improve Observing List Wizard
DONE KStars A rather sophisticated Observation Plan Manager
DONE KTurtle Add F2 context help
DONE KTurtle Add SVG export for the canvas
DONE KTurtle Add HTML export of the code
DONE KTurtle Add printing support for the canvas
DONE Cantor Import to kdeedu
DONE Rocs Import to kdeedu
DONE KTouch Update the "Colemak" keyboad layout and training lecture


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS Kigo Allow arbitrary jumps in the undo/redo history
IN PROGRESS Kigo New Go game for KDE 4
IN PROGRESS Gluon release first gluon lib with one game. [1]
IN PROGRESS Granatier Implement all Bonuses from the default theme
IN PROGRESS KsirK Polish the skin editor (doc, contextual help, ...)
DONE KAtomic Level Sets
DONE Bovo Highlight the last move to be easier to spot
DONE Bovo Enable undo after the game has ended, to be able to correct a fatal mis-click
DONE Granatier New Bomberman like game for KDE 4
DONE Granatier Sidebar with informations regarding the players, like bonuses, handicaps ...
DONE Granatier Add support for a background
DONE Granatier Replace Phonon with QtMultimedia for better sound
DONE KBreakOut Improved keyboard support
DONE KBreakOut Fullscreen support
DONE KDiamond Improve time display
DONE KGoldrunner Add Mazes game (37 levels), contributed by Steve Mann.
DONE Killbots Add a new game type parameter to make fast enemies a bit more intelligent.
DONE KsirK Previous/Next in start new game as described in bug #170774
DONE Kigo Fix smaller issues with KNS2
DONE Kigo Improve final score visuals
DONE Kigo Beautify the default theme
DONE KPat Large internal code cleanup. Lots of small annoyances fixed.
DONE KPat Port animations to Qt Kinetic for significant performance improvements
DONE Palapeli New puzzle game for KDE SC 4


Status Project Description Contact
DONE gwenview Folder thumbnails
DONE gwenview Rework start page
DONE gwenview Implement picture importer
DONE gwenview New save-as behavior (go to saved as document)
DONE libksane External API for handling selections (patch from

Matthias Nagl)

DONE libksane Add basic twain support on Windows
DONE libksane External API for specifying preview resolution
DONE libkexiv2 Store metadata in libexiv2 containers, do not lossily encode to QByteArray. Bug 183171
DONE libkexiv2 Expose exiv2 API for accessing embedded previews in RAW files.


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS kdecore Move event-filter installation out of KApplication and into a new class
IN PROGRESS kdeui Support floating point font sizes
IN PROGRESS kdeui Finish the time chooser widget
IN PROGRESS kio Limit number of connections per host (per application), add job priorities
IN PROGRESS kio Support for automatically renaming conflicting files during copy and move operations
IN PROGRESS kio Remember downloads via Nepomuk
IN PROGRESS buildsystem Modular build of KDE modules
IN PROGRESS katepart Improve katepart Vim mode.
IN PROGRESS kfile Make status of file I/O display on file/folder icons("progress in icons").
IN PROGRESS katepart Factor out a generic high-level search class from the search bar. To be used by the VI input mode.
DONE knewstuff Introduce binary incompatible knewstuff library (as knewstuff3, keeping knewstuff2 as well) which can talk directly to open desktop services via libattica
DONE knewstuff3 Make use of Open Collaboration Services - let users rate items, become fan, see details, have bigger preview pictures
DONE kdecore Polkit-1 backend for KAuth
DONE KLocale Implement ISO 4217 Currency Code support (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4217).
DONE KLocale Separate numeric decimal places and monetary decimal places.
DONE katepart Add mapping support for the vi input mode's normal mode
DONE katepart Support byte-order mark in unicode files
DONE katepart Enable command line scripting again
DONE katepart Improve TemplateInterface, i.e. snippet support
DONE katepart Add interface to access highlighting information, port html-export plugin
DONE katepart push improved AutoBrace plugin to kdelibs
DONE KCalendarSystem Add new calendar systems: Indian Civil (Saka), Pure Julian, Pure Gregorian, Ethiopian, Coptic.
DONE KDEPrint Add Odd/Even page selection and server-side page selection when using CUPS.
DONE nepomuk Get libnepomukquery into kdelibs
DONE webkit Move KDE integration of QtWebKit into kdelibs (but not KPart!)
DONE katepart Implement on-the-fly spell checking for arbitrary documents.
DONE nepomuk Add const versions of the accessor methods to the Nepomuk::Types classes
DONE kdeui Finalize the api for the new systemtray: KStatusNotifierItem


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KMix Add WhatsThis help on controls (Bug 70042)
IN PROGRESS KMix Generic per-App volume tab ( pulse,phonon,oss4)
DONE KMix Amend Keyboard Shortcuts
DONE KMix Allow arbitrary ordering of controls (Bug 57946)
DONE KMix Nicer OSD (icon, mute state)
DONE JuK Allow disabling crossfade
DONE JuK Add support for MP4 and ASF files (when present in Taglib). Patch taken from Kubuntu patchset, thanks to Kubuntu devs and Jeff Mitchell.


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KGet Support for custom NewTransferDialog in BTPlugin
IN PROGRESS Kopete Telepathy protocol plugin
IN PROGRESS Kopete Telepathy Tubes Desktop Sharing plugin
IN PROGRESS Kopete Akonadi Logger(modify the history plugin)
IN PROGRESS Krfb Telepathy Tubes support
IN PROGRESS Krfb Core restructuring
IN PROGRESS Telepathy Account Management KCM
IN PROGRESS Telepathy Mission Control launcher KDED
DONE Kopete Create avatars from a webcam device
DONE Krdc Redesigned workflow to create a new connection
DONE Krdc Telepathy Tubes support
DONE Krdc Full Screen Switching
DONE KGet Support for verifying signed files
DONE KGet Verification of downloads using checksums
DONE KGet Downloading checksums for downloads
DONE KGet Repairing broken downloads
DONE KGet Moving and renaming files while downloading
DONE KGet Adding mirrors to downloads while downloading
DONE KGet Changing the number of connections per mirror of downloads while downloading
DONE KGet Assistant to create Metalinks


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KJots Port to Akonadi
IN PROGRESS KJots Port to Grantlee for theming support
IN PROGRESS Akregator Port to use KNotificationItem
DONE KMail Archiving function for mails
DONE KMail Clean up UI for aggregation and theme settings
DONE KMail Improve recipient picker
DONE KMail Allow to search by tag and to use filters for adding tags
DONE KMail Port addressbook-related functions to Akonadi
DONE KMail Make the HTML status bar clickable
DONE KMail Add a context menu entry for mailing lists to the message viewer
DONE KMail When switching identities in the composer, switch the template too
DONE KMail Ask for the transport to use when dealing with an invitation
DONE KMail Make the To and CC fields expandable/collapseable in the fancy header style
DONE KMail Support inline images in signatures
DONE KMail Add a SIGNATURE command for templates
DONE KMail Use passive popups for error messages while checking for mail
DONE KAlarm Provide audio-only alarms
DONE KAddressbook Completely new KAddressbook based on Akonadi
DONE Akonadi POP3 Resource for Akonadi


Status Project Description Contact


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS opendesktop Add messaging
IN PROGRESS opendesktop Add friendship management
IN PROGRESS ocs engine Add possibility to use different providers, use attica from kdesupport
IN PROGRESS opendesktop port opendesktop plasmoid to new engine and rename accordingly
IN PROGRESS opendesktop activities port opendesktop activities plasmoid to new engine and rename accordingly
IN PROGRESS microblogging new appearance and new twitter api pieces support
DONE plasmaboard Added a virtual keyboard plasmoid for touchscreen users
DONE FifteenPuzzle Made it work with multiple rows and cols
DONE Qalculate A new advanced calculator plasmoid
DONE KDE Observatory A new plasmoid for visualizing KDE projects status (commits, commiters, bugs, krazy status, etc)
DONE Spell Check A new plasmoid for fast spell checking
DONE Project Silk generic Mediawiki KRunner
DONE Project Silk Webslice Plasmoid, qgraphicswidget
DONE Solid Network Manager Plasmoid


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Kate Integrate GHNS into snippets TNG
IN PROGRESS Kate Refactor parts from snippets TNG plugin into a common library for use by the plugin and for use in kdevelop
DONE Kate Add common vim commands like :wq, :new, :bp/bn, etc.


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KGpg Add "caff" mode for keysigning
DONE kdelirc Integrate solid backend into kdelirc frontend
DONE kdelirc Communicate to lirc through solid
DONE KGpg Add improved key import result window (with useful summary, filtering, reasonable default size etc.)
DONE KGpg Make generating a key a KJob so it get's better notification support
DONE Okteta Add tool to view decoding of complex structures
DONE Okteta Rename libkakao to Kasten and make the Okteta KPart use it
DONE Okteta Add embedded dialog to set selection range
DONE Okteta Add Base64 encoder
DONE Okteta Added data generators, like pattern, sequence or from clipboard
DONE Okteta Added option to split views
DONE Okteta Add marking of bytearray section to widgets, so tools like strings or pod decoder can mark the source, instead of selecting it
DONE Okteta add editing capability to Decoding table
DONE Okteta Make dialogs for Goto and Select embedded
DONE Okteta Add UTF-8 option to bytearray lineedit


Status Project Description Contact
DONE kdesupport Add libattica to kdesupport
DONE Solid KNetworkManager

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