GSOC 2011 QMLify widgets or something
nuno.pinheiro at kdab.com
Thu Feb 24 01:39:23 CET 2011
A Quinta, 24 de Fevereiro de 2011 00:01:18 Travis McHenry você escreveu:
please please please be realy realy conservative wille using qml for standard
desktop aplications, the ways you can fail from a design POV are huge... just
becouse we can dosent meen we should ...please make sure you have a proper
good designer feeding inbut on progress, better yet make the designer do the
> I'm not sure Kopete is a good target, it hasn't had a new release in a long
> long time, but the general idea is good (QML'ifying some interfaces).
> For example there's the project idea (under phonon) for making a QML kmix
> widget to replace the current application.
> I'm sure there's lots of other things that can be QML'ified (and
> widgetified) besides the current widgets.
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Tomaz Canabrava <tcanabrava at kde.org> wrote:
> > Travis, we can talk about the qmlfying plasmoids, I want to get a SoC
> > with QML on it, so it's one more thing to learn,
> > one thing I was thinking, the Kopete interface could be all qmlfyed (
> > the nick list ).
> > On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 23 February 2011, Travis McHenry wrote:
> > >> Hey, I'm interested in the GSOC project for porting some plasma
> > >> widgets
> > to
> > >> QML.
> > >>
> > >> I've done some work for Konversation over the past couple years
> > >> (helping port to qt4, redoing the channel list window, redoing
> > >> encryption etc.)
> > so
> > >> I'm well versed in Qt/C++ but not so much in QML. I was thinking to
> > >> get started I'd try my hand at making a google calendar widget (not
> > >> just
> > using
> > >> a webview) that supports agenda and task creation/completion in QML.
> > >> The plus side is that I actually want to have this widget so it's
> > >> good motivation lol. The downside is I've since learned there's no
> > >> tasks api yet and gtasks (android app) does this via 'magic' lol.
> > >>
> > >> I'm new to the whole GSOC process so I'm hopin to get a lot of
> > >> feedback. Someone else already made a thread about the QMLify
> > >> widgets idea so I figured I'd list some other ideas I might be
> > >> interested in to get some feedback on them.
> > >>
> > >> 1) Plasma media center first release
> > >> Would this be just finishing up the project? I think this has been a
> > GSOC
> > >> project before so I'm not sure how much work remains to be done. In
> > other
> > >> words, I don't know if the level of work left to do would be enough to
> > >> warrant a GSOC project.
> > >>
> > >> 2) Spread activities to applications
> > >> I'm not sure I understand what the ultimate goal is in this one...like
> > what
> > >> are the use cases for the finished product? Would it be basically
> > >> making applications have per-activity configurations? Like in
> > >> konversation
> > you'd
> > >> have tabs A B and C open up in activity 1 and in activity 2 you'd have
> > >> D
> > E
> > >> and F open?
> > >
> > > more like being able to show different lists of contacts in different
> > > activities, different email folders, also per activity in kmail,
> > different
> > > sidebar bookmarks in dolphin and so on.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Marco Martin
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