Fullscreen interfaces

Nuno Pinheiro nuno at oxygen-icons.org
Fri Mar 13 01:09:21 GMT 2009

A Thursday 12 March 2009 23:50:39, Albert Astals Cid escreveu:
> A Dijous, 12 de març de 2009, Aaron J. Seigo va escriure:
> > On Wednesday 11 March 2009, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > > Is this another plasma everywhere attempt?
> >
> > i think it's a "make sensible use of good concepts everywhere" attempt ;P
> >
> > > Now serious, i don't think it makes sense using Plasma inside okular as
> > > plasma theming is out of place there, in Okular we use real widgets not
> > > plasma thingies.
> >
> > well, two things here ... first the widgets we use in Plasma that have
> > QWidget analogs, such as push buttons, *are* QWidgets just on the canvas.
> > you can even see them in the code being new'd and passed to the
> > QGraphicsProxyWidget class.
> >
> > second, Plasma widgets support, as of 4.3, the ability to use the QStyle
> > styling rather than the SVG styling.
> >
> > finally, however, i think that having a consistent look and feel for full
> > screen presentations would simply Make Sense(tm) from a user's POV.
> Nobody is discussing this.
> > gwenview's is already rather similar from a visual feel perspective, and
> > while the content area will obviously be highly application specific, the
> > control chrome around that should sensibly be consistent.
> >
> > if we use libplasma for that or not is nearly besides the point, though
> > libplasma has already been headed in the full screen support direction
> > for some time and so makes a sort of "obvious first thought" candidate.
> > we could just as easily put something in libkdeui for this. it may not be
> > the least amount of code though.
> >
> > (as an aside, it's a little annoying when people consider libplasma as
> > some sort of odd and useless duckling as opposed to something that was
> > created with a very specific set of needs to fill. more and more of our
> > applications will face those same needs. don't be surprised if people
> > start seeing solutions in libplasma for this reason. still, i do agree
> > that if libplasma is a hammer, not everything is a nail. ;)
> Well, personally i've this stance against plasma because it seems a very
> agressive project to me (i am not saying it is, it is just my own and very
> personal feeling). It got a video player when we already have a video

Well I think the scope of usage is very difrent, somthing plasma can do so 
much beter than normal aplications can, and in some cases its just a plain 
flat bad idea. 

example a media center in plasma makes alot of sence
a spreadshet no....

> player in KDE, somebody suggested a mixer plasma thingy when we already
> have kmix, it's got a web browser when we already have a web browser in
> KDE, basically it seems like people want to code a "mini" KDE inside plasma
> with it's "window" management (obviously subpar compared to kwin) and all
> the apps.
> And that's something i'm not sure i like.
> Albert

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