plasma-mid (Mobile Internet Device)
notmart at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 16:09:50 CEST 2008
On Monday 25 August 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Monday 25 August 2008, Marco Martin wrote:
> > On Monday 25 August 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > > hi all..
> > >
> > > Control Bar
> > > =======
> > > this will contain a title for the current application and buttons for
> > > home, put away and quit. it will also contain on the right hand side
> > > the MID system tray, which actually won't really be a system tray as
> > > much as a place for really small applets (battery, network status,
> > > etc).
> > >
> > > Ivan has worked on a similar concept for a project he is working on; it
> > > is in playground/plasma/applets/embedded-ivan/titlebar/ .. we should
> > > look into Ivan's work here.
> > thoughts on control bar..
> > should be a containment always on top
> either way we can fake this by simply reserving a strut so the windows
> don't overlap. to keep it easy, we might want two separate Plasma::Views,
> but it also might not be necessary.
> *looks at the Plasma::View code some more*
> hm. so we really have two options:
> * one View, one Containment, that has a bar at the top; this means we'd
> have to special case:
> * the boundingRect for the wallpaper so that it doesn't paint on the full
> containment, but the containment's rect minus the bar
> * switching between sets of applets below the bar (launcher, dashboard,
> in- canvas "apps")
> * two Views, two Containments: top View is for the control bar and icon
> area. everything else becomes straightforward code wise, we just end up
> with a few more objects to deal with in memory, though in context this
> shouldn't be a deal breaker.
> the two Views is probably easier and cleaner.
> > like a panel that contains 2-3
> > applets, ve talked about a kind of tabbar that switches, betweenthe
> > launcher, a widgets area, running application list etc...
> > so i was thinking (and half implemented) about a tabbar that switches
> > between the available containments that are shown in the main view (heck
> > this thing would be nice also in a desktop)
> > a problem i have for that is how to reliably retrieve the main fullscreen
> > view and not pick the wrong one, like trying to switch the containment in
> > a panel :)
> this is obviously easer in plasma-mid as there is only one view and so we
> can build in some assumptions.
> in the general case, you want to look through the containments for a
> containment that is containmentType() != PanelContainment; just setScreen()
> on one of them that has screen() == -1 and the rest will magically happen
> for you.
it's in playground/applets/activitybar
it more or less works,
at the moment doesn't even try to sync with scene changes like containment
added/removed etc but a basic working thing takes a really tiny amount of
code, love when it happens :)
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