[KPhotoAlbum] KDE4 svn (rev834494) comments & test report

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Sat Jul 19 23:42:38 BST 2008

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 5:42 PM, Jesper K. Pedersen <blackie at blackie.dk> wrote:
> First, please report bugs to bugs.kde.org, I know its much more a pain to you, but if they are reported like this, I'm very likely to drop them on the ground.

Will do..

> On Saturday 19 July 2008, Risto H. Kurppa wrote:
> | - When starting the demo database, the first tip I got was 'this is
> | the last tip'. I was able to find the rest of the tips with the arrow
> | buttons.
> Odd no idea about that.


> | - Generally I like the looks of KDE4 :)
> thats a feature not a bug dammit! :-)


> | - the slideshow dialogs ('starting slideshow' and time delay boxes)
> | are ugly on the yellow background. Is there a change to use something
> | nicer. I like the style Amarok uses for it's OSD :)
> I'm really not an artist, so this is the best I can do. I'd say file it as a
> bug, and maybe someone will pick it up.


> Well I guess we could never agree on the right categories, which is why anyone
> can add their own categories. I could agree on renaming the default from
> keywords to events, but I dont want even more categories by default.
> Please add this as a wishlist item to the bugtracker.


> | - Open list of files - what's this? You can type in file names to do what?
> I'm not sure what you are talking about.

See edit -> open list of files
It opens a textarea with 'Enter file names' and clear/ok/cancel
buttons. No idea what this is for..

> | - for snapshots I home you remove menu items like 'convert backend..
> | Experimental'.. If it's not meant to be used, please remove it..
> well it is only there if you compile using the --SQLBACKEND option (or
> whatever it is called) - if your distributions does so then it is a bug.

Hmm.. I compiled with the instructions on the KPA website as seen
here: http://kphotoalbum.org/download-svn.html and no --SQLBACKEND was

> | - plugins menu is empty for me (right, I know I don't have kipi
> | plugins or -dev installed). Would it be possible to hide this if
> | plugins are not installed? Would it be good or should it be left there
> | to indicate a user that it might be possible to have plugins or will
> | the user think that KPA is broken because of not showing plugins
> | there?

> Please file a bug saying that it is empty - IMO it should contain one menu
> item saying "why is this empty" bringing up a dialog telling about kipi. Then
> again, 99% of the users should use KPA from a distro in which case it would
> be a bug in the distro if KIPI was not installed along with KPA.

KPhotoalbum 3.1.1 on Kubuntu recommends installing kipi-plugins but
doesn't require it. Some check or something here would be useful..


> | - the green bars in the date/time/whatever bar in the main view are
> | not that nice looking either: some kind of support for KDE theme
> | colours would be nice there as well
> same as above, this is the best I can do, not being an artist.

(dammit, someone got bug 167037 :)

> | - To select/ limit to a time frame, you have to know to press the
> | mouse button down on the time scale, not on the boxes of the time bar.
> | I think this is not that easy for a new user to find. I suggest that
> | all the selections (also jumping to a specific time) would be made on
> | the white area of the time bar, not on the date text.
> dude, you are three years late with that suggestion, I asked for help on
> interactions when I developed it :-)
> Fell free to think the whole interaction through, and file a bug, and I'll
> have a look once we are done porting.


> | - How about moving the 'reset the time limit' red button from left to
> | the right where all other buttons are as well? The small button is
> | difficult to notice on the left.
> Well I was trying to save on screen estate (space)


> | - I think the Home button should also reset the time limit. To really
> | take home & show all images
> Indeed, please file as a bug


> | - the order of the buttons in the toolbar could be changed a bit. This
> | is my recommendation based on konqueror and openoffice toolbar button
> | order:
> | save|back forward home refresh | copy find | run slideshow    || searchbar
> | or
> | save|back forward home refresh | copy | run slideshow | find || searchbar
> I'm not even sure if I possition them myself or if KDE does, but please file
> as a suggestion


> | - I added the list view and icon view buttons in the toolbar. Pressed
> | the icon view button and KPA crashed:
> | ASSERT: "category.data()" in file
> | /home/rhk/Ohjelmat/KPA-kde4/extragear-graphics/kphotoalbum/Browser/BrowserW
> |idget.cpp, line 265
> | Same happens every time with list & icon view buttons with the same message
> please file as a bug


> Thanks for your comments and suggestion, I really appreciate it.

You're welcome :) I really appreciate you fixing the bugs and working
on the KDE4 port!


| risto h. kurppa
| risto at kurppa dot fi
| http://risto.kurppa.fi

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