KNewStuff 2

Things you see here are incomplete and totally a work in progress

Who uses KNewStuff2

API Discussion

Classes will (mostly) be:

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?


KNewStuff2 will store all the files in a specific dir. The layout of this dir, and all the related information can be found here.


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. => KMessageBox?
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Kate
  • System Settings: used it for background in KDE 3, there's no background module now because plasma came.

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