Requiring KDE 4.2/trunk

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Wed Jul 9 22:45:48 UTC 2008

On 09.07.08 23:52:43, David Nolden wrote:
> About KDirOperator: I've noticed that at least the "short" view is not 
> suitable to be used in a vertical dock, because it expands horizontally 
> instead of vertically(which means that you nearly always have to scroll 
> horizontally).
> The detailed view is imo too detailed, and also always creates a horizontal 
> scrollbar. Those behaviors can not be configured in the GUI, can they be 
> configured through API?
> Else, I think we need to look for something else, or try to improve 
> KDirOperator. Specifically I'd prefer a tree similar to the dolphin detailed 
> mode with the "tree" option. Maybe we should also take a look at the 
> file-tree plugins that have been written for kate.

You should subscribe yourself to kde-core-devel :) There's a patch
up there since today (IIRC) that adds Tree and TreeDetail mode to
KDirOperator. So your wish is granted. We can choose one as default and
users that like the fileiconview can still try to use that in the

I'll be doing a deeper code-review and test tomorrow (hopefully) and if
we wait a few days hopefully Peter Penz and Rafael Lopez give their "ok"
too (they both worked significantly on the class).


All the troubles you have will pass away very quickly.

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