shadeSortColumn - cruft?

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Wed Sep 26 16:23:09 BST 2007

Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 September 2007 00:14:38 Fredrik Höglund wrote:
>>>> and the style draws a sorting indicator in the header section of
>>>> the active column.
>>> Which is not enough.
>> Okay, you've convinced me that we should have this feature.
>> But at this point I think it's better to reintroduce it in 4.1, for
>> the reasons mentioned above.
> While I personally also *do* like the shaded column feature, I'd like to 
> stress that we should be in _release_mode_. That means getting the basics of 
> our desktop [1] working. Besides that, kdelibs is feature frozen.
> In my humble opinion, shaded columns do belong in the "nice-to-have" category 
> right now, which makes them post-4.0 material. If any piece of the effort 
> that would've gone into this could be put into getting 4.0 releasable, that's 
> a plus in my books.
> [1]

Just to recap... I asked if this feature was still needed. Clearly, the 
consensus is that it is, even it it won't work in 4.0. So it stays, we 
need to write a few lines (already done I might add) in the kcm... and 
sit back and watch the bug reports that it doesn't work :-).

So it's been a pleasant conversation, and yes, let's get back to things 
that need to be done *now* ;-). (Meanwhile, any 4.0 or non-release-cycle 
apps that do want to use the setting will be still able to access it in 

"Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information 
available." -- Benford's Law of Controversy

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