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If you want to claim a task, please put your name (or nickname, both is better) in brackets near the task you wish to claim. Please add it when you start working on it, and if you stop, please remove it, so we can know "who is working on what" and what tasks still needs to be started.

And, of course, this will avoid duplication of work. Thanks a lot! =)

This is a roughly sorted list of tasks that popped out during the meeting. We probably need to categorize it better, like seeing which task is blocker for which other, setting priority, split between "research" and "coding" and things like that. Still sounds like a premature thing though.



  • pull in options from kdesktop/minicli.cpp and merge into shell and app runners
  • Search Runner: use strigi (blocked by Xesam)
  • listen to async match updates (Interface:updateMatches())
  • runners, runners and more runners!


  • options slide drawer animation



This is what we are focusing on implementing right now:

  • general libplasma
    • unit tests. (Bertjan Broeksema, bbroeksema)
    • api documentation reviews
    • XML Config: add support for unsupported data types (these are documented in the API docu)
    • Applet needs a way to access resources for customization (think: clock faces)
    • Need to implement the math in Phase to update the intervals according to the CurveShape, ala QTimeLine (ask aseigo for more details if you find that cryptic ;)
  • Applets
    • taskbar (Robert Knight; others welcome to help)
    • systray (Alexander Rodin; others welcome to help)
    • add global settings config page, if it exists in the Package (which means adding a pair of entries in packages.cpp for globalconfigui and globalconfigxml), alongside the per-applet ones
    • Pager is too sensitive to mouse moves during a click. If the mouse moves at all during a click the pager does not switch desktops. (JustinNoel)
    • Applets launched on Screen 0 of ATI fglrx Pseudo-Xinerama setup do not drag across the Screen 1. However, Applets launched on Screen 1 drag just fine. There is an Applet Launcher in the corner of both Screen 0 and Screen 1. (JustinNoel)
  • systray
    • should have borders so as to be able to live on desktop
    • grid layout of icons would be nice
  • plasmagik
    • unit tests
    • resuscitate trunk/playground/base/plasma/plasmagik (adjam, ruphy)

  • bindings
    • QtScript bindings are being worked on (rdale)
  • RootWidget (the "desktop")
    • Controls box: an expand-on-mouse-over widget that sits on top of the graphicsview and provides discoverable access to zooming, jumping, configuration, adding of elements, locking ...? Currently needs to pretty-fied (aseigo)
  • Corona (QGraphicsScene subclass)
    • Zooming: 3-level zooming needs to be supported. 100% == 1 item group at full zoom; 50% == all item groups visible with panning with each item replaced by a simple icon; 10% == all item groups visible without panning, each group replaced by a simple icon and items not painted at all
    • Ability to define default panel/desktop/applet layouts without modifying loadDefaultSetup code, e.g. with config files on disk.
  • Views
    • Implement configurable background painting. This can in part be ported from kdesktop for DesktopView.
  • DataEngine
    • Configuration parameters for sources

We also have:

  • Implement Zack's physical equations for animations

Nice to have:

  • Implement python bindings of Plasma
  • Associate units with a data source's data?

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