"get hot new stuff" button

David Faure david at mandrakesoft.com
Thu Jun 20 09:35:22 BST 2002

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On Thursday 20 June 2002 12:20, Joseph Wenninger wrote:
> Hi
> On Wednesday 19 June 2002 23:20, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> > I have implemented a "get hot new stuff" button (well in fact it's a
> > menu entry) for KOrganizer. The code is fairly general and could
> > probably easily be extended to other apps. It's in
> > kdepim/korganizer/knewstuff.
> >
> > Some things are still missing:
> > - Remember what already has been installed.
> > - UI to select the language of the stuff to be installed.
> > - A bit of server infratructure for uploading stuff (i.e. something like
> > an ftp upload area and a way to collect and move the uploaded stuff to
> > the download area).
> > - A customizable way to preview stuff before download.
> > - DTDs for the XML files used for provider list and the meta information
> > about the new stuff.
> >
> > But the basic functionality for choosing, downloading and uploading is
> > there. Before I proceed I would like to ask what you think about it and
> > how it goes together with the other efforts to implement this kind of
> > functionality.
> I have something similiar in kate for downloading additional highlighting 
> descriptions.

So there are 2 (or 3?) different implementations of the same thing,
with duplicated code in the apps having this feature and nothing
available in kdelibs? Sounds good.... :{

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