Calendar widget broken in 4.7?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Wed Jul 13 13:14:51 BST 2011

Nikos Chantziaras posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:52:08 +0300 as excerpted:

> Is anyone else experience this visual breakage in KDE 4.7 (both RC1 and
> RC2 have this bug here):
> The calendar widget is too big and nothing is displayed in the right
> part.  Also, the corners to the right are cut off (because otherwise
> they would appear rounded.)

Hmm... interesting.


I don't have a clock or calendar plasmoid on my current default desktop 
or panels (I have a superkaramba clock, tho, and before that I had a yasp-
scripted plasmoid clock), so I don't have the normal methods used to 
invoke the calendar widget.

However, to address that problem and give me a calender for reference, I 
have a hotkey setup to invoke the calendar using plasmoidviewer:

plasmoidviewer calendar

plasmoidviewer is what its name indicates, basically, a method to run a 
plasmoid in its own independent window (or in a container simulating a 
panel vertical or horizontal, or the desktop, or whatever).  It was 
apparently designed to facilitate easy plasmoid development, since adding 
and updating changing code in a plasmoid in plasma itself troublesome to 
do repeatedly, and with plasma's single-threaded structure, one unstable 
plasmoid can freeze or crash the entire desktop!  So running a developing 
plasmoid in its own window, on demand, facilitates far easier plasmoid 
development. =:^)

But here I'm using plasmoidviewer for something else, to simply popup the 
calendar plasmoid on demand, using a hotkey, without it taking any 
resources at all the rest of the time, as it would if I added a clock 
plasmoid or the like, to click.

What that means for this thread...

Since I only invoke the calendar on demand, and I hadn't happened to need 
it since I installed 4.6.95 (4.7-rc2, the first kde pre-release I've 
installed, since until 4.5 kde /releases/ weren't more than pre-release 
quality, so I've been taking it slow), I hadn't tried it until reading 
your post.

Trying it, yes, I DEFINITELY get the twice-actual-calendar-width window 
-- the plasmoidviewer window is twice-width too.  I can't confirm or deny 
the corner cut-off, tho, as the plasmoid-viewer window displays it 
without the rounded corners anyway.

But yes, I can confirm the worst bit of the bug, the double-width aspect, 
and what's more, I confirm it in quite a different environment than most 
people would run it.

I presume this was the first step in checking for and filing a bug, if 
one's not already filed?  Please report the bug number here (and cc me 
too if you wish), and I can post my results on it, as well.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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