Review Request 127193: Revival of Weather applet (for Plasma 5.6)

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at
Mon Feb 29 02:23:56 UTC 2016

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(Updated Feb. 29, 2016, 2:23 a.m.)

Review request for Plasma and Marco Martin.


Second feedback update (+ other small fixes)

Repository: kdeplasma-addons


So the weather applet in branch kossebau/weatherapplet works okayish now here, both on panel and on containment:

This revival is done as minimal porting, after more considerations I for now kept libplasmaweather as it is where possible (also because I use classes from the lib in the QML plugin and in the applet, so some shared unit is needed).
I propose to do further modernizing & refactoring of the applet code only once it works again completely and can be part of 5.6 release.

Please help with a quick review. And also with a few issues that still need to be solved for a perfect solution. Where I need your, the experts', help, please read on.

`configGeneral.qml` needs larger minimal sizes of the input fields. How can this be done? I am lost with the QQ2 layout approach for now.

Size of applet in fullRepresentation mode when expanded from panel:
while the expanded applet had some kind of sane size all the time I was playing (cmp. the screenshot), at one point the size of the expanded representation only turned into some unusable 16x16 or similar size. For existing applets and new ones.

Q: Is this ported correctly (a hack I found elsewhere), or is there a better way meanwhile?
    QObject *graphicObject = q->property("_plasma_graphicObject").value<QObject *>();
        if (graphicObject) {
            graphicObject->setProperty("busy", false);

Q: `Plasma::Applet::showMessage()` can be ported to what?

Q: `DataEngine::query()` should be ported to? Similar code is unported also in the weather/ions/ion_noaa dataengine in plasma-workspace.

        Plasma::DataEngine::Data data = timeEngine->query(
                 QString(QLatin1String( "Local|Solar|Latitude=%1|Longitude=%2" )).arg(latitude).arg(longitude));
        bool day = data[QLatin1String( "Corrected Elevation" )].toDouble() > 0.0);

Diffs (updated)

  CMakeLists.txt 5568251 
  applets/CMakeLists.txt bd3ea48 
  applets/weather/CMakeLists.txt 354b6ee 
  applets/weather/package/contents/config/config.qml PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/DetailsView.qml bbcdd15 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/FiveDaysView.qml a39f334 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/Notice.qml d38c108 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/NoticesView.qml 16923c4 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/TopPanel.qml af57f45 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/Utils.js f2d5b27 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/WeatherListView.qml b29099f 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/configGeneral.qml PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/package/contents/ui/main.qml c501ab3 
  applets/weather/package/metadata.desktop 79646c2 
  applets/weather/plasma-applet-weather.desktop aca6da2 
  applets/weather/plugin/abstractunitlistmodel.h PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/plugin/abstractunitlistmodel.cpp PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/plugin/locationlistmodel.h PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/plugin/locationlistmodel.cpp PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/plugin/plugin.h PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/plugin/plugin.cpp PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/plugin/qmldir PRE-CREATION 
  applets/weather/weatherapplet.h c4b376b 
  applets/weather/weatherapplet.cpp 60f882a 
  libs/CMakeLists.txt bd71119 
  libs/plasmaweather/CMakeLists.txt a9faa7b 
  libs/plasmaweather/plasmaweather.knsrc 8525f20 
  libs/plasmaweather/plasmaweather_export.h 691db23 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatherconfig.h 9b3c2d7 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatherconfig.cpp 1ec0b42 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatherconfig.ui f285fff 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatheri18ncatalog.h 0122378 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatheri18ncatalog.cpp 1868352 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatherlocation.h 004d788 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatherlocation.cpp 1d275ea 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatherpopupapplet.h ce95a5a 
  libs/plasmaweather/weatherpopupapplet.cpp 4533619 
  libs/plasmaweather/weathervalidator.h eb33558 
  libs/plasmaweather/weathervalidator.cpp 4d016e2 




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