Custom plasma shell
Luiz Romário Santana Rios
luizromario at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 05:05:25 CET 2011
2011/2/12 Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at kde.org>
> On Friday, February 11, 2011, Luiz Romário Santana Rios wrote:
> > Well... I see now how it's complex. But what if I removed all this
> > interaction from my ideas for a (big) while and just wanted to create a
> > more dynamic plasma shell?
> i'd say: don't look for permission,
I didn't. I just wanted to check until what point what I want to do is
actually doable and if I was in the right direction.
> just start hacking and see what you come
> up with.
enough to start?
> there's been some good and useful feedback here so far, and you can
> incorporate that input, even if it means adjusting your design and/or
> but then maybe just get started. you need to write code to have code,
> > I mean, I can't have all geometries of all
> > windows updated at the same time, but I at least can know whether there's
> > any window opened, can't I -- IIRC kdeworkspace provides a list of opened
> > windows?
> there's KWindowInfo and KWindowSystem in libkdeui, but libktasmanager in
> workspace/libs/taskmanager provides a lot of conveniences. though for just
> tracking window geometry and stacking order changes, KWindowInfo/System
> be the most straightforward route.
> > If so, we'd have a plasma dashboard when no window is opened and
> > a bar with all plasmoids iconfied when there are windows, for example. Is
> > that feasible?
> should be possible with some work and creativity, yes :)
> Aaron J. Seigo
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2011/2/12 Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com>
> On Saturday 12 February 2011, Luiz Romário Santana Rios wrote:
> > > > About "Sorry for being the bad guy", there's no problem at all.
> > > Actually, I want you to show me what's possible and what's not. My
> > > intention here is not to make a shell that resembles exactly my
> > > mockups, but rather showing an ideal mockup and see what I can do out
> > > of it.
> > >
> > > Oh, and thank you guys for the answers. I'm doing some more mockups
> > > right now, btw.
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> Well... I see now how it's complex. But what if I removed all this
> interaction from my ideas for a (big) while and just wanted to create a
> more complex -> more fun, right? :p
Of course :) But I would put these interactions out of table until I figure
out some way to get them to work -- or near it.
> > more dynamic plasma shell? I mean, I can't have all geometries of all
> windows updated at the same time, but I at least can know whether there's
> any window opened, can't I -- IIRC kdeworkspace provides a list of opened
> as Aaron said, KWindowSystem should get you *some* of what you need: not
everything will be feasible but to a certain extent something interesting
could come out of it.
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Thank you guys very much. I'll see what can I come up with and I'll report.
Luiz Romário Santana Rios
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