About PlasMate metadata editing

Yuen Hoe Lim yuenhoe86 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 17:07:06 CEST 2009

> Hi Diego,
> Actually my chinese given name is 'Yuen Hoe' and not just 'Yuen' :P Think
> it's easier to just call me Jason or moofang?
> Anyway the editor code was already written to include the metadata file as
> a selectable item before I stepped in - but there was a bug in the code that
> caused the metadata file item to fail to display (if you noticed, there used
> to be an invisible/unselectable item under everything else due to this!). So
> including the metadata file wasn't a decision I made - I only fixed the bug,
> and out it came :P
> I agree that the current method of editting metadata is bad, but I think
> that we should nonetheless make it possible to edit the metadata file -
> experienced developers should be able to use plasmate as well. I remember an
> idea floating around to create a customized GUI specifically for editting
> metadata fields, so I was thinking I'd just put katepart in as a stub for
> now until we get down to building that GUI.
> I'll just cc the plasma group and see what the others think about this :)
> ----
> Jason "moofang" Lim Yuen Hoe
> http://yuenhoe.co.cc/
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 8:07 PM, Diego Casella ([Po]lentino) <
> polentino911 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Yuen,
>> I see your last commit about the possibilty to show and edit manually the
>> metadata.desktop file.
>> In my opinion this is a bad thing, because we don't have to forget that
>> our target are beginner developers, so we have to hide all the
>> implementation details that are not directly involved on the programming
>> side.
>> By the way, this is only my opinion; maybe send an email at plasma-devel
>> and hear from their opinion =)
>> Have a nice day,
>> Cheers !!
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