David Hubner hubnerd at
Wed Feb 17 09:57:59 GMT 2010


I have just currently become maintainer of KInfoCenter and now i have a chance to look at the wishes and bug list i have come up with a list of changes that i would like to implement. 

1. Application start shows the about screen, this can be removed as its just duplicating data on the left side. Information about 
the different KCMs can be implemented using tooltips.

2. Have two different views, General and advanced as system settings has implemented. 

3. Remove the left listview and replace categories with tabs, these categories can be consolidated. The tabs will still be generated from the KCM's .desktop files. I was thinking of the following consolidated categories.

General View:

- Summary - Kernel Version, KDE SC version, distribution information etc etc. 
- Device Information - Device viewer based on solid, this will remove the devices, processor information, partitions and sound KCM's 
- XServer Information - This will consolidate OpenGL and Xserver information. 
- Network Information - Solid::Control will be used to get Nic information, Samba will be moved here.
- Memory Information - Current Memory KCM. 
- Profiling Information - New KCM to implement speed testing. 

Advanced View: 

- IOPorts, IEEE 1394 Devices, PCI, DMA-Channels, Interrupts, SCSI and USB devices KCMs will be moved here. 

4. Add two buttons to the bottom of KInfoCenter, Export and Help. Help section will bring help for the currently selected KCM, export will export the information from the currently selected KCM to text format.

What does everyone else think of these changes? Any ideas? 

David Hubner
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