Improving Dr Konqi for developers

George Kiagiadakis at
Tue Aug 10 09:25:39 BST 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 4:32 PM, todd rme <toddrme2178 at> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 8:50 AM, George Kiagiadakis
> < at> wrote:
>>> Now, why do I write this stuff here, instead of just implementing it:
>>> - I don't know whether you would also find it useful as a developer
>>> - I'm not sure whether all this should be shown to John Doe who just wants to
>>> report a bug. Maybe it even increases the overwhelming effect of this dialog,
>>> and I don't want that. So ideas on how to make it optional maybe would be
>>> welcome (some non-UI setting maybe?)
>> That is an issue. In fact, Dario Andres who designed the interface
>> tried hard to make it clear for the simple user and I think we should
>> keep it that way. However, it would be possible to have such features
>> as optional, just like we currently have the "Debug" button (which
>> appears only if you set a specific key to 'true' in drkonqirc, see
>> drkonqi's README for details).
> Maybe there could be a global option that allows someone to change
> drkonqi's behavior from "user" to "developer".  In the later case it
> shows more advanced developer-specific information.  It might be
> possible to have it part of kdebugdialog, have a separate
> configuration program like kdebugdialog for drkonqi, or just have a
> hidden option somewhere.

Yes, I have thought about having a central place for configuring
drkonqi (a kcm perhaps). There are also other options that could be
configurable. For example, enable/disable drkonqi globally or for
specific applications, add/remove/configure debuggers (which are all
read from .desktop-style files), enable/disable developer features,

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