Fwd: Re: "gamer" mouse button shortcuts (LONG)

Martin Gräßlin mgraesslin at kde.org
Sat Oct 1 07:21:20 BST 2011

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Subject: Re: "gamer" mouse button shortcuts (LONG)
Date: Saturday 01 October 2011, 08:19:47
From: Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin at kde.org>
To: Kwin, NET API, kwin styles API, kwin modules API <kwin at kde.org>

On Friday 30 September 2011 15:14:10 Rick Stockton wrote:
> I've been inspired by the 'shortcut doc' Thread on kwin ML. This 
> concerns mouse devices with "extra" buttons driving our desktop, and 
> creating mouse-based shortcuts.
<snip long part>
> - - - - - -
> So here's the questions:
> FIRST:  If I (and maybe some helpers too) can crunch it fast enough for 
> 4.8, would you all like to have it in there?
Redesigning the effects KCM would be great but that is nothing for the 4.8 timeframe. It is nothing that I would do 
without a proper useability study and I am very much against copying the design of CCSM. I consider it us magnitiudes 
worse than our current KCM (which sucks but that's a different story). The CCSM gives focus on the large 
functionality and complexity of the system. This has to be hidden from the user. AFAIK not even Ubuntu (being the last 
relevant distro defaulting to Compiz) is shipping the CCSM by default.

Especially something like mouse shortcuts have to be configurable in the same way as all other shortcuts. It would be 
unaccaptable to have a KWin only solution.

My proposal: turn it around. First do adding the functionality for the shortcuts and in a later step add the GUI bits. And 
we should really look into getting it as a plain old shortcut. We should also think about waiting one more year and do a 
proper implementation with Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5.

If it is possible to have the functionality in 4.8 without GUI I'm not against it. Having it work with editing the config file 
would be just fine for the users who really need it.
> SECOND: If so, when is tentative feature freeze?
Feature freeze is documented here: http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.8_Release_Schedule
Soft Freeze: October 27th
Hard Freeze: November 10th

So a little bit more than a month.
> THIRD: Can I leave i10n, L18n issues in the hands of competent OTHER PEOPLE?
If we don't do gui we can skip this part ;-)

Cheers and thanks for your interest to improve the situation

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