Andrea Diamantini adjam7 at
Wed Feb 17 10:29:35 GMT 2010

On Wednesday 17 February 2010 10:57:59 David Hubner wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks

Just my personal opinion, 
I don't like the General/Advanced division.
A lot of the "General" KCMs are really "advanced".
The views are just divided in groups and (again, IMHO) that's enough.


Andrea Diamantini, adjam
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