[KDE-India] widget-taskbar bug : where to start

Shantanu Tushar shaan7in at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 17:50:19 UTC 2012


On Tuesday 03 Jan 2012 10:38:18 PM Amandeep Singh wrote:
> Hi, I have succesfully built the kde-source in a directory kde-devel.
> How can i checkout the effect of changes i make to the code.
> I tried running a nested session using Xephyr, but i just get a blank
> window. I followed the steps given here :
> http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Run/Nested_Session
> Can someone help me with this ?

Rather than a  nested session, I use a separate xsession to start the build 
kde workspace. To do this you need to create a script which sets all the 
enironment variables (such as KDEDIRS) according to your build setup and 
then call startkde in the script. Then create an xsession entry (which is 
basically a new file in /usr/share/xsessions (in debian/ubuntu) . For example 
i have a file kde-trunk.desktop which reads-

[Desktop Entry]
Name=KDE Trunk Workspace

where /home/shaan/startkde4 is the script I was talking about earlier. 
Feel free to ask if you have doubts.

> Also i wish to correct a problem (that i feel) : When we place mouse
> over the taskbar and scroll accidentally, Kde switches windows, which
> i don't like.

Well you can disable this in code, but in the end it wont be accepted into 
KDE. The reason is that this behavior is a feature, not an accidental bug.

> Where should I start for this task ?
> Thanks for your time.


Shantanu Tushar
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