[kde-community] Applications in KDE Generation 5

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Thu Jan 16 11:07:26 UTC 2014

On Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:01:09 Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Thursday 16 January 2014 11.42.43 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > > * Do we need small utilities like KCalc as stand-alone apps, or do
> > > they belong in Workspaces, perhaps as Plasmoids?  Where do we draw the
> > > line between them?  And if there's both a Plasmoid and an App for
> > > something, which goes in the main release?
> > 
> > Plasmoids do not need to “belong to” the workspaces. There is an
> > Application  FormFactor that plasmoids can use as a hint for when to
> > implement a full application UX and we have a stand-alone application
> > shell. So KCalc could be a plasmoid and be able to put literally
> > anywhere (desktop layer, Plasma Active grid view, panels, in the media
> > center or as a stand-alone app) transaparently to the user.
> Would that version of kcalc work properly if the user decided to use
> something else than kde-workspace? Like gnome.  Or Windows?


Aaron J. Seigo

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