[Marble-devel] Review Request 118887: introduce docked placemark info widget

Bernhard Beschow bbeschow at cs.tu-berlin.de
Sat Jun 27 11:08:37 UTC 2015

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Review request for Marble, Dennis Nienhüser and Torsten Rahn.

Repository: marble


Viewing placemark information such as Wikipedia articles is currently done via a floating dialog. While it apprears quite
stylish, it covers nearby items such that they can't be clicked or it is moved out of scope when the globe is rotated.
These two properties of the floating dialog get in the way when exploring the world.

To improve the browsing experience, a dock widget containting a web view is used. In order to visually associate the view
with an item, a thin line is drawn between them. This improves the browsing experience since the dock widget always remembers
the last position and size no matter how the user scrolls around or clicks different items. It also doesn't cover nearby
items. As a result, exploring Wikipedia articles and photos is much more addictive.

This patch is still work in progress. As such, it has of course issues such as the line being always drawn or the line not
following the corner of the dock widget. Still, I want to get feedback if the general direction is right. Also, the dock
widget should probably only be used for detailed placemark information, but not e.g. for balloon-style information. Note that
even if I temporarily abused the PopupLayer to power the dock widget, I don't intend to remove PopupItem altogether (it could
still show balloon-style information).

I'm looking forward to your feedback!


  src/apps/marble-ui/ControlView.h cea9dc04926330222faaa8b729963a0bf7bba43c 
  src/apps/marble-ui/ControlView.cpp 31294fc145b6244a0e1d1aa053a052f8dfdb947d 
  src/lib/marble/MarbleWebView.h d564111586a25148a8391767c4f210e83f153951 
  src/lib/marble/MarbleWebView.cpp b67a7fbc95642b93455c2f0717ac4b31d181e7af 
  src/lib/marble/MarbleWidget.cpp d4c7ff48145bd55de23cf0a0e4a2b92e8037bb29 
  src/lib/marble/MarbleWidgetPopupMenu.cpp 1dc7760903f4899e830d754957651c6681172971 
  src/lib/marble/layers/PopupLayer.h ff18366c6b808f051cafa1ba3279f1f9b75c8109 
  src/lib/marble/layers/PopupLayer.cpp 0bc58cd4f10f377e39fbf5b9ddfaafddccb60956 

Diff: https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/118887/diff/


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