About PlasMate metadata editing

Shantanu Tushar Jha jhahoneyk at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 17:51:28 CEST 2009

Also, a short note to Diego, please send/CC all mails to the mailing list
itself so that everybody can share views. This is what mailing lists are
Cheers !

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Yuen Hoe Lim <yuenhoe86 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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