Schedules/KDE4/4.2 Feature Plan

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This is a list of planned features for the 4.2 release.

See also:


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


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Akonadi Various Akonadi related items can be found here Akonadi Developers <>
DONE Eigen Make Eigen 2 ready for KDE, and move it to kdesupport Benoît Jacob <>
DONE Eigen Port all Eigen-using code in KDE and KOffice to Eigen 2.0 Benoît Jacob <>
DONE kwrited Use knotify in kwrited George Kiagiadakis <>
DONE Printer Admin KDEPrint is dead, long live system-config-printer-kde (kdeadmin) and printer-applet (kdeutils)! Thanks to jriddell for these. <jriddell>
IN PROGRESS KNotify Create OSD based replacement for current KPassivePopup [Deferred to 4.3] Ben Cooksley <ben()>
IN PROGRESS KPackageKit Pushing in KPackageKit (dependant on PolicyKit integration) Daniel <>
TO DO Dikku Context Framework Create a context framework with working activities Harikrishna Anandhan <>
TO DO System Settings add Administrator mode button. See Bug 151669 Alessandro Diaferia <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE i18n proper filenames decoding for FAT mounting, in KUrls and content-disposition Nick Shaforostoff <>
DONE Katepart Make a Vi input mode for Katepart Erlend Hamberg <>
DONE KDateTable Correctly draw weekends and day of worship for locale using new KLocale settings. John Layt <>
DONE KHTML Early domain name resolution (prefetch) Germain Garand <>
DONE KHTML KHTMLFindBar - an embedded search/find-as-you-type bar Bernhard Beschow (and Germain Garand) <>
DONE KHTML Use of IDString (hashed strings) for local names, prefixes and namespaces in DOM core instead of document-related ids, in particular for better API compatibility with WebCore Vyacheslav Tokarev <>
DONE KJS and KHTML Support for transparent reindenting of standalone sources in debugger Maksim Orlovich <>
DONE KLocale Implement KLocale based methods to return correct working week start and end days and day of religious worship for the locale. John Layt <>
DONE KLocale Method to strip accelerator marker from UI strings; needs to take into account CJK-style markers too. Chusslove Illich <>
DONE Kross expose KAssistantDialog as part of forms module Nick Shaforostoff <>
DONE kross Extend QtScript integration. Sebastian Sauer <>
DONE KUrlNavigator Provide an option to always show the full path in the breadcrumb mode. Peter Penz <>
DONE kwallet Move kwalletd to kdebase-runtime David Faure <>
IN PROGRESS CMake Reduced library link interface Alexander Neundorf <>
IN PROGRESS KConfig API review and export KConfigBackend Aaron Seigo <>
IN PROGRESS KConfig Make KConfigDialog work nicer with KConfigSkeleton + manually managed widgets Aaron Seigo <>
IN PROGRESS KConfig Make KConfigSkeleton KConfigGroup aware Aaron Seigo <>
IN PROGRESS kdeui Rich text builders for KTextEdit, including BBCode, html, plain text markup, mediawiki and markdown output. Stephen Kelly <>
IN PROGRESS KHTML Finish support of Video/Audio elements Germain Garand <>
IN PROGRESS KHTML Significant CSS performance improvements Vyacheslav Tokarev <>
IN PROGRESS KHTML Support for CSS3 border-* properties Fredrik Höglund and Maksim Orlovich <>
IN PROGRESS KHTML SVG support in KHTML (port from WebKit) Vyacheslav Tokarev <>
IN PROGRESS KJS Further performance improvements Maksim Orlovich <>
IN PROGRESS KStyle New branch style for treeviews Fredrik Höglund <>
IN PROGRESS Phonon "low-level" PCM I/O with at least an ALSA implementation Matthias Kretz and Ian Monroe <>
IN PROGRESS Phonon make AbstractMediaStream/Streamterface threadsafe Matthias Kretz <>
IN PROGRESS Phonon VideoWidget snapshot function Matthias Kretz <>
TO DO CMake Exporting and importing (library) targets Alexander Neundorf <>
TO DO KHTML Faster page cache Germain Garand <>
TO DO KHTML Gaussian SVG filter Fredrik Höglund <>
TO DO KHTML More automation in JS/C++ bindings generation Maksim Orlovich and Vyacheslav Tokarev <>
TO DO KHTML Scriptable extension plug-ins Harri <>
TO DO KHTML XPath level 1 Maksim Orlovich <>
TO DO KIO::Global Make KDynamicJobTracker do the checking if the kuiserver service is registered or not, for full implementation of "Progress in the same window" Rafael Fernández López <>
TO DO Phonon add Port class for fine grained control over data flow between Phonon objects Matthias Kretz <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Calendar KCM Add support for setting new KLocale settings for Working Week and Day or Religious Worship. John Layt <>
DONE ConsoleKit support Add ConsoleKit support to kdm. Kevin Kofler <>
DONE Kephal Import kephal for better xrandr-support. Aike Sommer <>
DONE Nepomuk KIO Slave Nepomuk Desktop search KIO slave nepomuksearch:/ Sebastian Trueg <>
DONE Power Manager import PowerDevil Dario Freddi <>
TO DO Color KCM Add KDE3 scheme import Matthew Woehlke <>
TO DO Color KCM Add 'smart setting' of extended colors Matthew Woehlke <>
TO DO Color KCM Query kwin for supported colors; add full set of kwin colors Matthew Woehlke <>
TO DO Font Installer KCM Use PolicyKit for installtion of system-wide fonts. Craig Drummond <>
DONE KRunner Improve KDE startup speed by delaying KRunner startup Sebastian Sauer <>
DONE KRunner Kate sessions runner Sebastian Kügler <>
DONE KRunner Konqueror history runner Sebastian Kügler <>
DONE KRunner Nepomuk desktop search runner Sebastian Trueg <>
DONE Krunner Noun-Verb support Ryan P. Bitanga <>
DONE KRunner Recent Documents runner Sebastian Kügler <>
IN PROGRESS Krunner Configuration options for blacklisting, user ranking, runner ranking, learning Jordi Polo <>
IN PROGRESS Krunner SearchMatch configuration Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Krunner Implement Nuno's UI polishings Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Krunner Runner configuration Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO KRunner runner for the plasma dbus interface Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Krunner Runners able to share parsing Jordi Polo <>
TO DO Krunner Runtime syntax documentation Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Krunner Search set paging Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Krunner Simple GUI for above options Jordi Polo <>
TO DO Krunner Simple learning Jordi Polo <>
Plasma - Priority Features
DONE Plasma C# support Richard Dale, Arno Rehn <>
DONE Plasma Extenders Rob Scheepmaker <>
DONE Plasma Improved Battery applet for Powerdevil Sebastian Kügler <>
DONE Plasma Kuiserver plasmoid (integrated in systemtray) Rob Scheepmaker <>
DONE Plasma Notification plasmoid (integrated in systemtray) Dmitry Suzdalev <>
DONE Plasma panel->desktop dragging Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Python support Simon Edwards <>
DONE Plasma Ruby support Richard Dale <>
DONE Plasma Separate Desktop Settings from DesktopContainment Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Wallpaper plugins Aaron Seigo <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Networkmanager Plasmoid and DataEngine Christopher Blauvelt <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma New ECMA Script Scriptengines Richard Moore <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Plasmagik packaging (and package classes) Riccardo Iaconelli <>
TO DO KWin Make it possible to focus plasma panels Chani <>
TO DO Plasma Expand cashew to full action bar when zoomed out Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma Script Security Framework Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma Welcome plasmoid Aaron Seigo <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma JOLIE Integration Kevin Ottens <>
DONE Plasma Activitybar: an applet to quickly switch between activities Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma Activity<->Virtual Desktop Affinity Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Add a places combo box to the location page in the folderview config dialog Fredrik Höglund <>
DONE Plasma Add Google Gadgets from Internet through AppletBrowser Tiger Dong <>
DONE Plasma Add New Widgets: Pluggable widget browser Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma A new plasmoid that implements the functionality of a simple web browser Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma Collapsing Applet convenience class Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Complete the panel size sliders feature: an applet can ask the panel to resize Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma drop indicator in panel Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Google Gadgets support Tiger Dong <>
DONE Plasma Keyboard Shortcut Config UI Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma make the panel controller a bit more usable Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma New theming capabilities by expanding the lower level theming classes (Theme and PanelSvg) Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma nicely draw the desktop toolbox when it's moved because of a panel Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma Optional Per-Virtual Desktop DesktopView Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Panel Autohide Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Panel form factor support in the folderview applet Fredrik Höglund <>
DONE Plasma Plasma On Screensaver Chani Armitage <>
DONE Plasma Plasma Popup Tips Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Quicklaunch Plasmoid Lukas Appelhans <>
DONE Plasma Save icon positioning in folderview Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Systray++ Spec Aaron Seigo <>
DONE Plasma Tabbar widget derived from QTabBar and themed with svg Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma Taskbar grouping Christian Mollekopf <>
DONE Plasma theme Plasma::PushButton with svg Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma Visual clue when dragging applets from applet browser to the panel Marco Martin <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Grid applet Sebastian Kügler <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Small Form Factors Marijn Kruisselbrink <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Techbase Tutorials Aaron Seigo <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Website update Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma adding containments from the appletbrowser (and remove the "add panel" from DefaultDesktop) Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma Context menu plugins Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma dbus interface Chani <>
TO DO Plasma highlight the applet with active keyboard shortcuts Chani <>
TO DO Plasma Import Raptor Riccardo Iaconelli <>
TO DO Plasma improve usability of appletbrowser delete button Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma Make non-SVG painting in Plasma low-color and non-anim friendly Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma New wallpapers Riccardo Iaconelli <>
TO DO Plasma New way of handling wallpapers and different sizes (package format, and so on...) Riccardo Iaconelli <>
TO DO Plasma Preserve wallpaper choice by copying user paper to home dir Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma Runtime DataEngine documentation (sources, usage, etc) Aaron Seigo <>
TO DO Plasma Support for creating applets for dropped URLs in the folderview applet when it's acting as a containment Fredrik Höglund <>
TO DO Plasma Top-level windows plasmoids Riccardo Iaconelli <>
KWin - Core
DONE KWin Implement _NET_WM_FULLSCREEN_MONITORS EWMH spec hint Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper <>
DONE KWin Move maximized windows between Xinerama screens Lucas Murray <>
DONE KWin New window snapping zones; screen center and window corners Lucas Murray <>
DONE KWin Support for decoration shadows Lucas Murray <>
KWin - Desktop Effects
DONE KWin Compositing enabled by default Luboš Luňák <>
DONE KWin Compositing self-check Luboš Luňák <>
DONE KWin Global animation speed setting Luboš Luňák <>
DONE KWin Motion dynamics Lucas Murray <>
DONE KWin Improved UI for selecting window/desktop switcher Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin UI for assigning effects to screen edges Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Cube/cylinder/sphere effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Magic lamp minimize effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Animation in box switch effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Mouse interaction for cover switch Effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Thumbnail bar in the cover switch effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Improved snow effect; Different sizes, better randomness and different directions Torgny Johansson <>
DONE KWin Shader for snow effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Improved desktop grid Lucas Murray <>
DONE KWin New present window layout modes Lucas Murray <>
DONE KWin Invert only selected windows Lucas Murray <>
DONE KWin Unredirecting of fullscreen windows Luboš Luňák <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE KCal Library Make the KCal library dependent on the external libical package (from freeassocation) rather than our own old, forked version. Allen Winter <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Kopete Improve file transfer progress dialog Roman Jarosz <>
DONE Kopete Jabber Jingle Audio support (raw-udp) Detlev Casanova <>
DONE Kopete Message delivery notifications Roman Jarosz <>
DONE Kopete Move file transfer request into chat window Roman Jarosz <>
DONE Kopete MSNP15 implementation for MSN Matt Rogers <>
DONE KRDC Greatly improve experience for LDAP (e.g. MS Active Directory) administrators Urs Wolfer <>
DONE KRDC Improve per-host settings (remember scaling mode and other options) Guillaume Pothier <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Network Manager Applet Christopher Blauvelt <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Akregator Basic support for enclosures (Displaying links, mimetype and size) Frank Osterfeld <>
DONE KAlarm Improve alarm edit and preferences dialog layouts David Jarvie <>
DONE KAlarm Add holidays support David Jarvie <>
DONE Kjots Import notes from KnowIt as KJots pages. Stephen Kelly <>
DONE KMail Aggregated attachment view in the mail header area of the reader window Kolab Konsortium <>
DONE KMail Merge the new message list from the SoC branch Thomas McGuire <>
DONE KNotes Zeroconf support for sending notes on LAN Jakub Stachowski <>
DONE KonsoleKalendar Add an option to support resources that might need a GUI (i.e. all resources) Kevin Krammer <>
DONE Kontact New Planner summary; combines Appointment+To-do+SpecialDates into 1 pretty summary Oral Timocin <>
DONE KOrganizer Drag and drop in the free-busy view Kolab Konsortium <>
DONE KOrganizer Support for comments in replies to invitations Kolab Konsortium <>
DONE Kleopatra Konqueror and Dolphin Kleopatra plugins Marc Mutz (Gpg4win) <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Okteta rework Decoding table, add int64 and UTF-8 Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <>
DONE Okteta refactor KByteArrayView and add a row-oriented view Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <>
DONE Okteta work on Tabs: add remove button, accept drop of url as load command Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <>
DONE Okteta Add option to extend selection in Goto dialog Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <>
DONE Okteta parameter dialog for "Copy as..." and "Export as..." Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <>
DONE Okteta Status bar contains settings like cursor position or Insertmode Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <>
DONE Okteta add a file info tool Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <>
DONE Ark Make the service menu work (possibly doing it as a KonqPopupPlugin Harald Hvaal <haraldhv((at))stud(dot)>
DONE Ark Proper password support Harald Hvaal <haraldhv((at))stud(dot)>
DONE Ark Implement a plugin for .gz files Harald Hvaal <haraldhv((at))stud(dot)>
IN PROGRESS Ark Implement proper drag/drop between Ark/dolphin Harald Hvaal <haraldhv((at))stud(dot)>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE krosspython and krossruby Support custom types via handlers Sebastian Sauer <>
DONE krosspython and krossruby Support QList<CustomType*> constructs Sebastian Sauer <>
DONE Smoke Wrap some more APIs (at least Akanodi for all languages and Plasma for C#) KDE-bindings developers <>
DONE PyKDE KCM support and other plugins Simon Edwards <>
DONE krossfalcon Move krossfalcon to kdebindings-trunk. Sebastian Sauer <>
IN PROGRESS krossfalcon Unittests++ Sebastian Sauer <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE KBlocks Support for sounds Mauricio Piacentini <>
DONE kdiamond Drag jewels Stefan Majewsky <>
DONE kdiamond Support for untimed games Stefan Majewsky <>
DONE KGoldrunner Add the Count game (17 levels), contributed by Steve Mann. Ian Wadham <>
DONE Killbots New app for 4.2 Parker Coates <>
DONE ksirk Jabber based net game finding (initial version) Gaël de Chalendar <>
DONE ksirk KHotNewStuff skins Gaël de Chalendar <>
DONE ksirk Map scrolling arrows Gaël de Chalendar <>
DONE ksirk Skins editor Gaël de Chalendar <>
DONE ksirk Use only names in skins instead of numeric ids Gaël de Chalendar <>
IN PROGRESS KBreakOut (Optional) fire on mouse click Fela Winkelmolen <>
IN PROGRESS libkdegames New highscore management system Matt Williams <milliams>
TO DO KBreakOut Custom levelsets Fela Winkelmolen <>
TO DO KBreakOut KHotNewStuff support for themes Fela Winkelmolen <>
TO DO KBreakOut Sounds Fela Winkelmolen <>
TO DO kdiamond Optional OpenGL rendering Stefan Majewsky <>
TO DO KGoldrunner Improvement to sound support and themes <>
TO DO KMahjongg Support for sounds Mauricio Piacentini <>
TO DO KNetWalk Support for custom and non-square board sizes Fela Winkelmolen <>
TO DO KSudoku Port of "print game" feature from old version Paulo Roberto Cattai <>
TO DO KSudoku Redesign of symbol themes Paulo Roberto Cattai <>
TO DO KSudoku Replace the core engine with a new version that will solve most bugs related to gameplay Johannes Bergmeier <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Kate Port and reenable the Snippets plugin. Jakob Petsovits <>
DONE perldoc KIOSlave Add KIOSlave to allow reading Perldoc documentation. Michael Pyne <>
DONE Lokalize wrap all windows belonging to one project into one MDI window Nick Shaforostoff <>
DONE Umbrello Port code generation wizard to QWizard and replace all q3 widgets Andi Fischer <>
DONE Kate Move the kate-ctags plugin to kdesdk. Kåre Särs <>
DONE Kate Replace the make-plugin with katebuild-plugin. Kåre Särs <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE KAlgebra New parser (using QLALR) and new lexer Aleix Pol <>
DONE KAlgebra Import capability for MathML Presentation Markup in libanalitza Aleix Pol <>
DONE Kalzium Visualization of Schemes and Gradients at same time Tiago Porangaba <>
DONE KBruch Usability Improvements Tiago Porangaba <>
DONE KBruch Merging KPercentage functionalities into KBruch Tiago Porangaba <>
DONE KHangMan Add a Open File action Anne-Marie Mahfouf <>
DONE Marble Python bindings to the Marble widget and classes Simon Edwards <>
DONE KStars Display millions of stars Akarsh Simha <>
DONE KStars Tool to predict Conjunctions Akarsh Simha <>
DONE KStars Support of Non-western Constellations Jérôme Sonrier <>
DONE KStars Include HD Catalog Numbers (in search, in display) Akarsh Simha <>
DONE KStars Separate INDI From KStars Jasem Mutlaq <>
DONE KStars Sky Calendar Tool Jason Harris <>
DONE KStars Earth Satellites Jason Harris <>
DONE KTurtle Add command line Mauricio Piacentini <>
DONE KTurtle Add a color picker Niels Slot <>
DONE KTurtle Export canvas as image Mauricio Piacentini <>
DONE Parley Rework main window infrastructure Daniel Laidig <>


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KsCD Dbus Connection for Now Playing plasmoid Amine Bouchikhi <>
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player Make Dragon indipendent from Xine Ian Monroe <>
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player File Manager Ian Monroe <>
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player play media dialog Ian Monroe <>
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player slider changes Ian Monroe <>
IN PROGRESS Dragon Player show info while playing audio files Ian Monroe <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE KbStatusApplet Port the KDE3 applet to a Plasma applet and get it fully working again Sebastian Sauer <>
TO DO KMagnifier Refactor color menu, re-add invert, break current color blindness code into "daltonize" and "simulate" Matthew Woehlke <>
TO DO KMagnifier Add color-shift modes to help people with color blindness Matthew Woehlke <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Screensavers Add the "KDE Asciiquarium" screensaver. Ported to KDE by Michael Pyne and Maksim Orlovich, original screensaver by Kirk Baucom Michael Pyne <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Gwenview Dolphin-like single-click selection Aurélien Gâteau <>
DONE Gwenview Nepomuk integration Aurélien Gâteau <>
DONE Gwenview Red Eye Reduction Aurélien Gâteau <>
DONE Gwenview Support for animated images (.gif and .mng) Aurélien Gâteau <>
DONE KSnapshot Add support for grabbing a single screen in multihead Richard Moore <>
DONE KSnapshot If we're saving the window decorations then record the window title and class in the image (if the format supports it) to play nice with indexers like strigi Richard Moore <>
DONE KSnapshot Increase jpeg image quality from 75% to 85% Richard Moore <>
DONE Okular New backend for fax documents. Tobias Koenig <>
IN PROGRESS Okular "Okular document package" for import/export a document with metadata (eg annotations). Pino Toscano <>
IN PROGRESS Okular Support for videos & movie annotations. Pino Toscano <>
IN PROGRESS Okular Usable inverse search. Pino Toscano <>
TO DO Gwenview Optional tree view Aurélien Gâteau <>
TO DO Okular Improve annotation support: for existing types (rubber stamps, line, note, etc), and for the way they are constructed and handled. Pino Toscano <>
TO DO Okular Usability improvements. Pino Toscano <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE kio_bookmarks A new konqueror home page displaying user bookmarks. See [description] Xavier Vello <>
DONE kio fish/sftp port fish and sftp to windows Carlo Segato <>
IN PROGRESS kuiserver KUiServer Goya port. General improvements for usability improvements Rafael Fernández López <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE dolphin Add zoom slider into the status bar and general zooming improvments Peter Penz <>
DONE dolphin Tooltip previews Peter Penz <>
IN PROGRESS konqueror Tagging and rating of webpages using Nepomuk - Already finished in playground. Sebastian Trueg <>
TO DO dolphin ui to select preferred default settings for directory view Loic Marteau <>
TO DO konqueror A new konqueror recover-dialog replacement Eduardo Robles Elvira <>
TO DO konqueror Rework bookmarks using Akonadi Eduardo Robles Elvira <>


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Comic dataengine Finish script support Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE Comic dataengine Port all comics to QScript and offer them through GHNS Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE Eyes applet xeyes clone applet Olivier Goffart <>
DONE Frame plasmoid Honor EXIF rotation - see bug 164605 Anne-Marie Mahfouf <>
TO DO Frame plasmoid Previous, Pause and Next buttons - see bug 164704 Anne-Marie Mahfouf <>
TO DO PoTD engine Import from playground Anne-Marie Mahfouf <>

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