devicenotifier with qgw

Marco Martin notmart at
Sat Sep 19 14:50:50 CEST 2009

On Saturday 19 September 2009, Jacopo De Simoi wrote:
> Dear Plasma-devs
>   Giulio and I are currently porting the device notifier to use qgw, the
> delegate stuff was really too rigid to implement decent animations and a
> few features (e.g. busy widget on top of the item being (un)mounted). Of
> course we'd like to use the shiny new itemBackground; I'd like to ask you
> guys what  do you think about the following modifications:
> 1) we need to activate the items on hover, but with the itemBackground
> animation delay, hoverEvent is not good anymore to track that. I can see
> two solutons: -  itemBackground should send some signal when its animation
> finishes, something like targetReached(qgi *) where the pointer would be
> null if the target was not an item. -  itemBackground should make publicly
> available the animation time, so that we can animate accordingly
> fadein/fadeout in each item.
you mean open the items with a mouse over? like doing a click?
> 2) we need a way to destroy the hover when the mouse leaves all items; i
> propose this solution: - implement a method ItemBackground::hideRequest
> (qgi* item) which does the following: if (current target != item) return;
> else trigger a singleshot which would in turn trigger a setTarget(0) unless
> setTarget is called in the meantime.

you can keep it and just hide it destroying and creating it every time is not 
a big gain.
also, if you just call hide now it will fade out with an animation so i don't 
think new methods are needed

> What do you think about that?
> Thanks
>   Jacopo
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Marco Martin

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