Schedules/KDE4/4.4 Feature Plan

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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 Jeremy Whiting <>


Status Project Description Contact


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

Version control integration

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


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. Hugo Pereira Da Costa <>
DONE smb kioslave add kwallet support Carlo Segato <>
DONE Nepomuk Remove the ontologies and make kdebase depend on the upcoming shared-ontologies package Sebastian Trueg <>
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. Sebastian Trueg <>
DONE Nepomuk New timeline KIO slave which allows to browse files by modification date in case the Nepomuk Strigi service is running. Sebastian Trueg <>
DONE Nepomuk Give better user feedback if Nepomuk could not be initialized. Sebastian Trueg <>
DONE Locale KCM Add support for new KLocale Currency Code and Decimal Places options (see kdelibs/klocale section). John Layt <>
DONE Device Automounting Add support for storage device automounting Trever Fischer <>
DONE Nepomuk Port Nepomuk to Virtuoso: query service, strigi service: better performance especially when searching. Sebastian Trueg <>
DONE thumbnail kioslave Support for comic-book cover previews (.cbr, .cbz, .cbt files) Harsh J <>
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. Sebastian Trueg <>
DONE thumbnail kioslave Support for rotated jpegs Jacopo De Simoi <>


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

IN PROGRESS Quicklaunch Plasmoid new icon size/rows config ui Lukas Appelhans <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Weather Ion New Weather Ion for the data source provider Thilo-Alexander Ginkel <>
IN PROGRESS Plasma Animator Create new Plasma::Animator API based on Qt 4.6 Kinetic [mailto: Adenilson Cavalcanti, Igor Trindade <>]
IN PROGRESS Plasma KineticScrolling Port KineticScrolling to Qt 4.6 Kinetic [mailto: Adenilson Cavalcanti, Igor Trindade <>]
IN PROGRESS Plasma-Netbook Animated Layouts Create Animated Layouts to SAL and NewsPaper [mailto: Adenilson Cavalcanti, Igor Trindade <>]
IN PROGRESS libplasma Show the PopupApplet's BusyWidget inside the popup Giulio Camuffo <>
DONE Widgets Explorer New widgets explorer Ana Cecília Martins Barbosa <>
DONE Widgets Explorer Install widgets from file, Google Gadgets and GHNS Anselmo L S Melo <>
IN PROGRESS Notification queueing [mailto: Aaron Seigo <>]
IN PROGRESS Trust Levels package signing and verification [mailto: Rob Sheepmaker Aaron Seigo <>]
IN PROGRESS JS plasmoid improvements Animations, KIO and QFile bindings; latter two by security policy [mailto: Aaron Seigo <>]
IN PROGRESS Kiosk improvements [mailto: Aaron Seigo <>]
IN PROGRESS Activity Bar [mailto: Aaron Seigo <>]
DONE folderview Hover action icons in the icon view Fredrik Höglund <>
DONE folderview Hover animations Fredrik Höglund <>
DONE libplasma/kwin slide animation for popups done by kwin Marco Martin <>
DONE System tray Plasmoid support in the system tray Marco Martin <>
DONE System tray config ui to decide between always shown, always hidden and auto hide for each systray item Marco Martin <>
DONE Window List A new plasmoid to show list of opened windows Michał Dutkiewicz <>
DONE Device Notifier show the device actions inside the plasmoid, show the fixed devices too, other improvements Jacopo De Simoi, Giulio Camuffo <,>
DONE Color Wallpaper Plugin add support for gradients Shafqat Bhuiyan <>
DONE libplasma better text box look with new svg elements Marco Martin <>
DONE systemtray Make possible to browse old notifications by application name (this actually replaced the above feature) Marco Martin <>
DONE libplasma Show Holiday and Holiday Region in Clock Tooltip. John Layt <>
DONE libplasma Allow user to choose Calendar System to be displayed in Calendar and Clock widgets John Layt <>
DONE knowledge base plasmoid new plasmoid: knowledgebase client Marco Martin <>
DONE opendesktop plasmoid show friends activity Marco Martin <>
DONE Plasma Addon Battery popup layout improvements Sebastian Kügler <>
DONE Plasma Mouse Plugins UI Yet Another UI Redesign Chani <>
KWin - Core
IN PROGRESS KWin Window tiling Nikhil Marathe <>
IN PROGRESS KWin Support for new EWMH hints Fredrik Höglund <>
DONE KWin Quick window maximization and tiling by dragging windows to the edge of the screen Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Improved virtual desktop KCM Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Improved window switcher (Alt+Tab) Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin SVG based window decoration theme engine (Aurorae) Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Merged Ozone and Nitrogen window decorations into Oxygen Hugo Pereira Da Costa <>
DONE KWin Window tabbing Jorge Emilio Mata <>

KWin - Desktop Effects
DONE KWin Mouse action support in Present Windows effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin New present windows mode to only display windows from a single application Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Improved flip switch effect Martin Gräßlin <>
DONE KWin Improved logout blur effect [mailto: Lucas Murray <>]



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


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Marble Support for MarbleWidget::setEnabled( bool ) Inge Wallin <>
IN PROGRESS Kalzium Remove libavogadro snapshot, port to use system libavogadro Marcus D. Hanwell <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Add "download region" feature Jens-Michael Hoffmann <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Editing Tools Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble OSM Import Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble UI Simplification Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Custom Layouts Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Discrete Zoom Levels Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Performance Improvements Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble KML Improvements Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Sky Mode Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Measure Tool Plugin Torsten Rahn <>
DONE Marble Settings for plugins [mailto: Bastian Holst <>]
IN PROGRESS Marble Kinetic Scrolling Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Optimized 2D Mode Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Bookmarks [mailto: Gaurav Gupta <>]
IN PROGRESS Marble Time KML support [mailto: Harshit Jain <>]
IN PROGRESS Marble Editing GeoDataFeatures Eckhart Wörner <>
DONE Marble Update Map ("F5") Jens-Michael Hoffmann <>
DONE Marble Layer Management Class Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Plugin architecture for map layers Torsten Rahn <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Extending GeoPainter Torsten Rahn <>
DONE Marble Marble Runners Henry de Valence <>
IN PROGRESS Marble GeoClue Integration Eckhart Wörner <>
IN PROGRESS Marble Routing Jens-Michael Hoffmann <>
IN PROGRESS Marble More map providers (WMS?) Jens-Michael Hoffmann <>
IN PROGRESS Marble GeoData Model/View rework [mailto: Thibaut Gridel <>]
DONE KAlgebra KAlgebra backend for Cantor Aleix Pol <>
DONE KAlgebra Support for lists Aleix Pol <>
DONE KAlgebra Improved MathML Presentation support Aleix Pol <>
DONE KAlgebra Added 2D parametric function plotting Aleix Pol <>
DONE KAlgebra Improved jump detections Aleix Pol <>
DONE KAlgebra Made lambda expressions more usable Aleix Pol <>
DONE KStars Improve Observing List Wizard Prakash Mohan <>
DONE KStars A rather sophisticated Observation Plan Manager Prakash Mohan <>
DONE KTurtle Add F2 context help Cies Breijs <>
DONE KTurtle Add SVG export for the canvas Cies Breijs <>
DONE KTurtle Add HTML export of the code Cies Breijs <>
DONE KTurtle Add printing support for the canvas Cies Breijs <>
DONE Cantor Import to kdeedu Alexander Rieder <>
DONE Rocs Import to kdeedu Tomaz Canabrava <>
DONE KTouch Update the "Colemak" keyboad layout and training lecture Sascha Peilicke <>


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


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

Matthias Nagl)

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


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


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KMix Add WhatsThis help on controls (Bug 70042) Christian Esken <>
IN PROGRESS KMix Generic per-App volume tab ( pulse,phonon,oss4) Helio Castro <>
DONE KMix Amend Keyboard Shortcuts Christian Esken <>
DONE KMix Allow arbitrary ordering of controls (Bug 57946) Christian Esken <>
DONE KMix Nicer OSD (icon, mute state) Christian Esken <>
DONE JuK Allow disabling crossfade Michael Pyne <>
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. Michael Pyne <>


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KGet Support for custom NewTransferDialog in BTPlugin Lukas Appelhans <>
IN PROGRESS Kopete Telepathy protocol plugin George Goldberg <>
IN PROGRESS Kopete Telepathy Tubes Desktop Sharing plugin George Goldberg <>
IN PROGRESS Kopete Akonadi Logger(modify the history plugin) Kaushik Saurabh <>
IN PROGRESS Krfb Telepathy Tubes support George Goldberg <>
IN PROGRESS Krfb Core restructuring George Goldberg <>
IN PROGRESS Telepathy Account Management KCM George Goldberg <>
IN PROGRESS Telepathy Mission Control launcher KDED George Goldberg <>
DONE Kopete Create avatars from a webcam device Alex Fiestas < >
DONE Krdc Redesigned workflow to create a new connection Urs Wolfer <>
DONE Krdc Telepathy Tubes support [mailto: Abner Silva <>]
DONE Krdc Full Screen Switching Tony Murray <>
DONE KGet Support for verifying signed files Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE KGet Verification of downloads using checksums Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE KGet Downloading checksums for downloads Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE KGet Repairing broken downloads Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE KGet Moving and renaming files while downloading Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE KGet Adding mirrors to downloads while downloading Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE KGet Changing the number of connections per mirror of downloads while downloading Matthias Fuchs <>
DONE KGet Assistant to create Metalinks Matthias Fuchs <>


Status Project Description Contact
IN PROGRESS KJots Port to Akonadi Stephen Kelly <steveire>
IN PROGRESS KJots Port to Grantlee for theming support Stephen Kelly <steveire>
IN PROGRESS Akregator Port to use KNotificationItem Teemu Rytilahti <>
DONE KMail Archiving function for mails Thomas McGuire <>
DONE KMail Clean up UI for aggregation and theme settings [mailto: James Bending <>]
DONE KMail Improve recipient picker [mailto: Bruno Bigras <>]
DONE KMail Allow to search by tag and to use filters for adding tags [mailto: Jonathan Armond <>]
DONE KMail Port addressbook-related functions to Akonadi [mailto: Tobias König <>]
DONE KMail Make the HTML status bar clickable [mailto: James Bendig <>]
DONE KMail Add a context menu entry for mailing lists to the message viewer [mailto: Daniel Black <>]
DONE KMail When switching identities in the composer, switch the template too [mailto: Jonathan Armond <>]
DONE KMail Ask for the transport to use when dealing with an invitation Thomas McGuire <>
DONE KMail Make the To and CC fields expandable/collapseable in the fancy header style [mailto: Torgny Nyblom <>]
DONE KMail Support inline images in signatures Thomas McGuire <>
DONE KMail Add a SIGNATURE command for templates [mailto: Jonathan Armond <>]
DONE KMail Use passive popups for error messages while checking for mail Thomas McGuire <>
DONE KAlarm Provide audio-only alarms David Jarvie <>
DONE KAddressbook Completely new KAddressbook based on Akonadi [mailto: Tobias König <>]
DONE Akonadi POP3 Resource for Akonadi Thomas McGuire <>


Status Project Description Contact


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


Status Project Description Contact
DONE Kate Integrate GHNS into snippets TNG Joseph Wenninger <jowenn(you_know)kde(here_too)org>
IN PROGRESS Kate Refactor parts from snippets TNG plugin into a common library for use by the plugin and for use in kdevelop Joseph Wenninger <jowenn(you_know)kde(here_too)org>
DONE Kate Add common vim commands like :wq, :new, :bp/bn, etc. Erlend Hamberg <ehambergα>


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


Status Project Description Contact
DONE kdesupport Add libattica to kdesupport Frederik Gladhorn <>
DONE Solid KNetworkManager Will Stephenson <>

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