Burkhard Lück lueck at
Wed Feb 17 11:17:02 GMT 2010

Am Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2010 10:57:59 schrieb David Hubner:
> 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.
What about the Protocols (Kioslaves) we have currently in KInfocenter?

I don't see a real distinction between General and Advanced info 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

Burkhard Lück

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