< Projects Contents 1 KNewStuff 2 2 API Discussion 3 PolishingWeek-end 3.1 Bugs and regressions from 3.5 3.2 To implement 3.3 Programs using KNS for KDE 4.0 4 Generic TODO 4.1 What still needs to be done (getting rid of the above section) 5 Other 6 Results of the IRC meeting / Tasklist 6.1 TODO 6.2 DONE KNewStuff 2 Who uses KNewStuff2 API Discussion Classes will (mostly) be: A packager/uploader (Plasmagik) A Handler (Facility class created to manage files locally) A download GUI (Like the exixting one) A package manager (Like SK package manager) A class used to retrive *all* the information from a single entry (KNS::CompleteEntry) A model class to allow knewstuff integration into apps (It will contain all the informations availeable with the download dialog) PolishingWeek-end Bugs and regressions from 3.5 Unsorted is not needed as there's no other option No feedback when something is downloaded, the user does not know when it is finished. => kmail-style progress bars In CoreEngine::slotInstallationVerification(int result) signalInstallationFinished() and signalInstallationFailed() are emitted but not connected anywhere. No feedback in the dialog that some items are already present (was done in 3.5 in the app by writing in config stuff entries then KNS picked that and displayed a green tick in the list) In KDE 3.5 this code is in void DownloadDialog::install(Entry *e) in downloaddialog.cpp The display of the list is slow, way slower than in KDE 3.5 To implement Upload Engine Interface fix blocking / simple API Programs using KNS for KDE 4.0 Edu progs: KAnagram, KHangMan, KLettres, KStars, Parley, KWordQuiz Kate System Settings: used it for background in KDE 3, there's no background module now because plasma came. Plasma's wallpaper configuration dialog integrates KNS2. Kopete is looking into a tight integration for KDE 4.1, KNS is disabled for 4.0 however. Generic TODO Rename KNS::Entry, and, consequentially, KNS::CompleteEntry What still needs to be done (getting rid of the above section) Merge DXS and GHNS download dialogs. Also check with usability guys. Add networking capabilities to Plasmagik. Finish the code for the metadata generation. The Handler, to locally manage packages. Write a cache removal strategy, that should be the last bit of the networking stuff. The CompleteEntry class, used also by the Handler, used to retrive all the availeable informations from an already downloaded package (needs to be written in a more detailed fashion) Anything else? Other KNewStuff2 will store all the files in a specific dir. The layout of this dir, and all the related information can be found here. Results of the IRC meeting / Tasklist TODO NN: link classes directly to tests to prevent unnecessary KNEWSTUFF_EXPORTs NN: use multi-threading in the download dialogue to speed up the display NN: explore KNS::Engine::cleanup() and why it isn't present Josef: indicate entry's status (e.g. installed) in the entry list DONE Josef: branches/work/knewstuff2/knewstuff-polishing Josef: re-enable test apps using cmake TEST parameter Josef: move KDXSView class from the library to the tests Dennis: Improve argument parsing for InstallCommand directive in .knsrc files (don't break whitespaces) and quote filename arguments (%f) Josef: add kmail-style progress bars for async download indication mostly finished (http://new.kstuff.org/~josef/kns-progress2.png) except for cancellation Jeremy: hardcode m_localregistrydir as configuring it through *.knsrc is not needed Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/KNS2&oldid=33472" Category: KDE4 This page was last edited on 17 September 2008, at 22:23. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.