Generic view widget for Plasma

Marco Martin notmart at
Sun Sep 20 21:29:49 CEST 2009

On Sunday 20 September 2009, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On September 18, 2009, David Palacio wrote:
> > * The private Plasma::Style should be extended to let the scrollarea and
> >  view items be painted in the current theme style.
> we already have one item delegate in libplasma, we i suppose we could have
> another.
> exporting Plasma::Style is not an option as we have no idea whether that
> what we can commit to in the longer term.
> > * Export the different view widgets to Plasma.
> this is a possibility. i was half-waiting for the new Qt M/V stuff to
> emerge, but i suppose we can only hold our breath for so long.
> iirc Lancelot and FolderView both have some M/V integration. the device
> notifier being ported to QGV will also need something.

we have a mv-ish in various places
don't know about lancelot
-folderview uses qt models and does custom painting of all the items in a 
single actual qgraphicswidget
-krunner and the netbook sal uses a qgw per item and no qt models
-the mediacenter uses a qgw per item but qt models

not sure what is the best approach...
 implementing similar things over and over again is really not good, but i 
kinda feel a -really- working mv implementation in our api is really a big 
commitment for us (and would be thrown away anyways)

couldn't we live with graphicswidgets in a scrollwidget for a while? (but 
yeah, we can hold our breath for so long..)

> given that work and its usefulness to the kate/konsole/etc sessions
> plasmoids, a list widget would likely be a welcome addition.
> i would like to see us avoid forcing people to use Qt's rather painful M/V
> API just to get a nice list, however. so it should be a feature rather than
> a requirement to use such a Plasma::Widget.
> > Or Chani's desktop menu launcher
> if you're referring to the ContainmentActions plugin, i don't think there
> is anything that can or should be done about this.
> > Reimplementation of the konsole profiles widget as a folderview
> >
> is this a mockup or have you actually ported the konsole profiles?
> i'm not sure that using folderview's list widget is really the best of
> ideas. if you take a look at the existing delegate in libplasma, you can
> see some of the current requirements. and again, Jacopo and Giulio are
> working on the device notifier to take it in this direction, so maybe they
> could end up creating a nice generic list widget out of that for use by
> others?

Marco Martin

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