Issue 54

15th April 2007 by Danny Allen

This Week...

The Summer of Code begins, with 40 KDE projects. Registration opens for Akademy 2007. Hosting proposals invited for Akademy 2008. Further progress in the KBattleship rewrite with sounds and network play integrated, and theming support added to the Bovo game. More work on Strigi file analysers. Drag-and-drop and porting work in Mailody. A new CVS plugin for KDevelop 4. KSquares moves to kdegames. A new game, Kollision, is imported into playground/games.
In recent times, the kdegames module has modernised and matured in exciting quantity. The past week has been no exception to this. I asked the kdegames team for a roundup of the recent activity - Paolo Capriotti introduces the game imported into the playground this week, Kollision:
This weekend I've found some time to implement an idea for a game that had been floating in my mind for some time (actually, I have stolen it from a flash applet - with author's permission). It's called Kollision, and it's a very simple but (hopefully funny) game where you control a blue ball in a box full of bouncing red balls; your mission is to dodge them, surviving for as much time as you can, while red balls continue to be added to the box. You can find the game at playground/games/kollision/.

The physics is quite rough, at the moment, but I have some ideas to make it more realistic. Inside the code you will find a nice animation system, which allows simple graphical effects to be implemented very easily. There are already a couple of text animations that appear when you "level up" (i.e. you get an additional red ball to avoid). I hope to be able to move the game to kdereview soon, so that it has a chance to be included in the KDE 4.0 release.

An important focus of the kdegames revival is on usability. A recent mockup has turned to implementation: KWelcomeScreen, a way to display the game options available to the user in an obvious way upon application startup. Riccardo Iaconelli talks about it:
KWelcomeScreen is an effort to create a general framework for displaying semi-transparent menus on top of a game area (or any other widget). Its main purpose is usability: a user should not have to fiddle around with menus just to start a game. The "new game" option should be presented to him immediately and visibly, together with other common options. That was the idea that Johann Ollivier Lapeyre launched: he proposed in his blog to use a "welcome" screen that should be displayed when a game starts and provided a mockup.

This initially posed a number of technical problems, however, such as how to add an overlay to the game area in a way that were independent of the painting strategy employed by the particular game. The initial idea was to exploit the new Qt painting system, which automatically propagates widget content to their children, so that transparent widgets actually "show what's behind". I've rapidly implemented KWelcomeScreen using this overlay widget approach, using a container widget which stacks another one (just a transparent black overlay in this case, parent of the buttons) on top of the game-specific stuff. Every added element (like buttons) is a QWidget. This is a screenshot of the first real result I obtained with the first approach:


So I worked on a test implementation for KBattleShip, the game that Paolo Capriotti and myself are rewriting from scratch, and I managed to realize a working prototype for the game. The main problem was essentially its lack of flexibility: any graphical effect one could have wished to add would have resulted in useless X window calls and repaints, and ultimately in noticeable flickering and sluggishness. The only way we had to remove the flickering was to use a composite manager. And it wasn't still possible to add any kind of animations.

Therefore, Paolo started a refactoring of the class (while I was implementing some other cool graphic effects) which moved the whole painting and inputting logic in a separate class. This class can be used to adapt the painting mechanism to the specific game graphic framework (whether it is a simple QPainter-based approach, QGV, KGameCanvas or whatever) with very little work, or alternatively can be employed by a transparent widget just like in the original approach. The drawback is that it does not reuse the standard widget inputting and layouting system, but includes a simplified custom algorithm to compute button positions and implement mouse tracking. That shouldn't create any pain to the final application developer, though.

We now have the basis to implement in real life the faboulous concept that Johann presented in his blog. It will hopefully become a major feature in KDEGames 4, and could be easily used in other apps as well, maybe instead of modal dialogs (it is much nicer and way less annoying). We made all this all in just 5 days. We still need to finish the animations and improve the graphic (read: beauty; I will take care of this, as I'm also an Oxygen artist), and fine tune a bit more the API, but the class it's already at a really good point.

Aron Boström talks about Bovo:
Bovo has seen a lot of improvements lately. The playing field is larger, the Game engine has been redesigned, replay mode has been rewritten and the AI has been refactored to be more extensible. Oh, yeah, and a bunch of cool features has been added. Such as:
  • Configuration with KConfig XT.
  • Introduction of themes (installable in $KDEHOME/share/apps/bovo/themes), configurable on-the-fly from the GUI.
  • Four Bovo themes are now in SVN (all four in need of artists), they are Scribble, Spacy, High Contrast and Gomoku.
  • Theme names and comments are translatable in the same way as .desktop files.
  • Undo Move
  • Gameplay Hints
  • Demo mode, where two AI battle each other, demonstrating how the game is played
  • Auto saving unfinished game at exit, and restoring that next time bovo is started. If no auto saved game is found, demo mode is launched.
  • Statistics of wins and losses are saved from session to session.
  • Everything on the board is now painted with svg elements from the themes, and everything is animated (configurable from GUI and configuration file).
  • Bovo is more user-friendly now that it highlights the coordinate the mouse pointer hovers (if the coordinate is a legal move, i.e. not already in use). This is very important in Gomoku with its reversed grid background.
  • And some more things I think I might have forgotten...
Stephan Kulow announces the schedule for KDE 3.5.7:
Hi!

It is about time, we do the next step on the KDE 3.5 series:
releasing KDE 3.5.7.

I put the following dates into the 3.5 Release Schedule:
  • April 16th: Message and documentation freeze
  • April 30th: Tagging
  • May 8th: Expected release date
Please note that KDE 3.5 branch is already frozen while exceptions are granted more easily than with older KDE 3 releases, so the time between freeze and tagging should see some testing by everyone who is able to do so.

Thanks, Stephan
With the onset of the nice weather of Spring and Summer, something immediately becomes clear - Akademy 2007 is rapidly approaching! With this in mind, registration for the conference attendance and accomodation has now opened. Register before April 31st to secure KDE-organised accomodation!

Akademy is the annual KDE World Conference for both users and developers. As an annual event, the previous conference is not concluded before planning for the next event has begun. A call for proposals for Akademy 2008 has been made, the perfect opportunity for enthusiastic and dedicated local groups to bring a slice of KDE to their home region. Malága, Dublin, Glasgow - your city can also become a strong part of the KDE history and identity!
The Google Summer of Code selections for 2007 were announced this week, and KDE has been allocated 40 projects!

The projects span a wide range of areas, but all have one thing in common - all will advance the KDE desktop, with the improvements lifting KDE 4 to greater heights.

As the Summer of Code gets up to full speed, the Digest will feature weekly introductions and updates directly from the developers about their projects as they follow through to completion.

Statistics

Commits 2552 by 221 developers, 5466 lines modified, 1051 new files
Open Bugs 13303
Open Wishes 12458
Bugs Opened 249 in the last 7 days
Bugs Closed 207 in the last 7 days

Commit Summary

Module Commits
/trunk/KDE
738
 
/branches/stable
415
 
/trunk/playground
302
 
/trunk/extragear
231
 
/trunk/l10n
168
 
/trunk/kdesupport
138
 
/branches/work
130
 
/branches/KDE
109
 
/trunk/www
106
 
/trunk/koffice
91
 
Lines Developer Commits
279
 
Laurent Montel
132
 
85
 
Thanomsub Noppaburana
85
 
281
 
Aron Boström
76
 
138
 
Pino Toscano
66
 
77
 
Gilles Caulier
51
 
118
 
David Faure
49
 
119
 
Paolo Capriotti
47
 
144
 
Allen Winter
42
 
76
 
Justin Karneges
38
 
121
 
Thomas Zander
36
 

Internationalization (i18n) Status

Language Percentage Complete
Portuguese (pt)
99.99%
 
Dutch (nl)
96.62%
 
Estonian (et)
93.86%
 
French (fr)
92.79%
 
Polish (pl)
86.47%
 
British English (en_GB)
86.26%
 
Galician (gl)
85.66%
 
Turkish (tr)
83.84%
 
Russian (ru)
82.09%
 
Catalan (ca)
78.43%
 

Bug Killers and Buzz

Person Bugs Closed
Tommi Tervo
29
 
Oswald Buddenhagen
29
 
Christophe Thommeret
27
 
Thomas McGuire
23
 
Mark Kretschmann
11
 
Bram Schoenmakers
11
 
Andrew Walker
10
 
Gilles Caulier
6
 
Pino Toscano
6
 
Kevin Funk
5
 
Program Buzz
Amarok
5135
 
K3B
4124
 
KMail
3030
 
Kate
2960
 
Kopete
2553
 
KDevelop
2521
 
Kaffeine
1536
 
Kicker
1510
 
Kontact
1446
 
Ark
1424
 
Person Buzz
David Faure
964
 
Allen Winter
582
 
Stephan Kulow
556
 
Adriaan de Groot
518
 
Waldo Bastian
436
 
Aaron J. Seigo
426
 
Albert Astals Cid
372
 
Jonathan Riddell
371
 
Thomas Zander
283
 
George Staikos
282
 

Commit Countries

Commit Demographics

Sex

Age

Contents

  Bug Fixes Features Optimization Security Other

Accessibility

     

Development Tools

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Educational

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Graphics

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KDE Base

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KDE-PIM

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Office

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Konqueror

     

Multimedia

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Networking Tools

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User Interface

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Utilities

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Games

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Other

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There are 132 selections this week

Bug Fixes

Development Tools

David Nolden committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdevelop/languages/cpp/backgroundparser.cpp:

deep-copy all strings before giving them from the background-parser to the foreground, this hopefully fixes the crashes some people are seeing with the new c++-parsing features

Andreas Pakulat committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdevelop/buildtools/qmake/scope.cpp:

Substitute shell variables with real values. Note: The shell variables need to be set when starting KDevelop

Also fix a small bug along the way wrt. opening include( foobar.pri ).

Graphics

Marcel Wiesweg committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/digikam:

Remove the need for restart when changing album thumbnail size in setup:
- add method to set thumbnail size in AlbumThumbnailLoader (clean cache etc.)
- add signal from AlbumThumbnailLoader signalling the need to reload all thumbnails
- connect to this signal in the relevant classes

(bug is now really fixed)

Antonio Larrosa Jimenez committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/digikam:

Fixed a precision problem that produced some artifacts when zooming images in the preview and canvas since a wrong tile was chosen when painting.

Andrew Walker committed changes in /branches/work/kst/1.5/kst/src/libkstapp/kstviewellipse.cpp:

Limit the border width of an ellipse so it doesn't extend beyond its own edge

Andrew Walker committed changes in /branches/work/kst/1.5/kst/src/libkstapp/kstviewlegend.cpp:

Make legend respect font color

Andrew Walker committed changes in /branches/work/kst/1.5/kst/src/libkstapp/kstdoc.cpp:

Correctly handle 'advance one screen' when in 'read to end' mode

Andrew Walker committed changes in /branches/work/kst/1.5/kst/src/libkstmath/labelparser.cpp:

handle superscript or subscript at start of label

KDE Base

Kevin Ottens committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kfile/kfileplacesmodel.cpp:

More checking to avoid potential crashes. Could happen in case of bad timing, the device is already gone when the model is asked info about it.

Nick Shaforostoff committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs:

Make encoding detection engine public (KEncodingDetector) part of kdecore.
Now, together with structurized KCodecAction, it can be used in any app to provide encoding detection magic to the average user.
(this, however, mainly defines interface, and the actual heuristics is subject for the improvement)

Integrate this feature into katepart and back into khtmlpart.
Now go to katepart open/save configuration page and make you choice!

Improve detection heuristics for Cyrillic and Western European (almost 100%!) along the way

TODO: It already checks for html and xml tags, so check also for \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

Maybe it will take advantage of 150kb libenca someday, when its cyr detection heuristics become more sophisticated and the humans get terabytes of RAM in their brains^Whomes

Fixing anlog the way palindromic bug 55355

Frederik Schwarzer committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/doc/userguide/customizing-desktop.docb:

- added some entities
- removed the entities used in url kde-look.org since here "KDE" doesn't need extra accentuation

There are no global entities for IceWM or deKorator, so I left them at that.

Thanks Natalie for the report.

Luboš Luňák committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdebase/kicker/kicker/ui/service_mnu.cpp:

Fix focus with RMB/Put Into Run Dialog. I didn't even know K-Menu could do this.

Oswald Buddenhagen committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdebase/kdm/backend/client.c:

work around solaris < 10 PAM breakage. will backport immediately.

Oswald Buddenhagen committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdebase/kdesktop/lock/lockprocess.cc:

give the hack a few seconds to exit.

KDE-PIM

Allen Winter committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdepim/kmail:

Make KMail remember the SMTP password.
Thanks for the patch Luigi.

David Jarvie committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdepim/kalarm/kalarmapp.cpp:

Bug 144040: Prevent pre-alarm actions being executed multiple times when alarm is triggered

Multimedia

Sebastian Trueg committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/k3b/plugins/encoder/lame/k3blameencoder.cpp:

Set the lame encoding to VBR/ABR when choosing a quality level.

Features

Educational

David Saxton committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kmplot/kmplot:

Improvements to the parameter list editor:
- Given icons to buttons.
- Added "move up" and "move down" actions to change ordering of parameters.
- Allow scrolling through the parameters with up/down keys.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 651733
David Saxton committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kmplot/kmplot:

Added a quick and simple calculator. This replaces the "plot value" tool.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 4 more) Revision 652005
Peter Hedlund committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kwordquiz/src:

A search bar for KWordQuiz

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 652716
Niels Slot committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kturtle/src/interpreter:

Added the following commands to KTurtle: pi, tan, sin, cos, arctan, arcsin, arccos, sqrt, exp.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 653076
David Saxton committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kmplot/kmplot:

Don't bother trying to be clever about the order that functions/constats are loaded in (see bug 143747); instead just reparse everything once everything is loaded. This solves complex dependencies such as constants being defined in terms of functions, etc etc.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 653538
Jason Harris committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kstars/kstars:

New Earth Satellite tracks!

The display shows a curve across the sky, which is the path of a satellite over the next hour from the current location. The color of the curve can be modified, and you can toggle whether satellite tracks are drawn in the Solar System tab of the Options window.

TODO:
+ Right now, only three satellites are included: HST, ISS, and UARS. Many more are available, these are just for testing the feature.

+ Need to add satellite data to the Get New Stuff mechanism

+ Add tickmarks to the tracks, indicating the time of the passage

+ The path should be darkened where the satellite is in Earth's shadow (this information is already available, it's just a matter of using it).

+ Make thickness of the line proportional to brightness of the satellite?

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 7 more) Revision 653680

Graphics

Albert Astals Cid committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdegraphics/kpdf:

Add an option to force the printing of the page rasterized as image instead of converting PDF commands to PS commands.

This "decreases" printing quality as the thing you print is no longer vectorial, but it is useful for printing files that would fail otherwise because our PDF->PS converter is not as perfect as it should be.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 651906
Albert Astals Cid committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegraphics/kfile-plugins/pdf:

rewrite the pdf analyxer using poppler-qt4 frontend

Marcel Wiesweg committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/digikam:

Splash screen messages:
Remove messages for every single plugin - no one can read them anyway, they are displayed to fast.
(for KIPI plugins, they are emitted when the actions are plugged, not when the plugins are loaded - very fast. For image plugins, we could have messages when loading - slower, but they are still too fast)

Do not display "Reading database" when in fact KIPI plugins are loaded.

Marcel Wiesweg committed changes in /branches/work/digikam-dbconsolidation/libs/database:

Introducing the CollectionManager.

This is the first step to support a collection spread over multiple locations
(multiple library paths in current wording).

The CollectionManager implementation is mostly a fake though, only one location is supported.

A real implemenation requires a database table, and the KDE4 Solid API.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 653904
Marcel Wiesweg committed changes in /branches/work-dbconsolidation:

These are the places where new albums are created.

When the user chooses to create a new album under root, in the future, there are two possibilities:
(1) ask under which album root path to create
(2) have one default path

Currently, CollectionManager::oneAlbumRoot() is used, which is option (2).

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 653910

KDE Base

Torsten Rahn committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/marble/src/TODO:

Added start of a todo for 2DView and KML support.

David Jarvie committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kdecore:

Add fancy date format option to formatDate() and formatDateTime().

The old forms of these methods are marked as deprecated, to give time to convert the rest of KDE. The deprecated methods will be removed next Monday.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 651999
Peter Penz committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/dolphin/src:

Added Rafael López's item categorizer into Dolphin (it's currently deactivated in dolphiniconsview.cpp until it's in shape for the public).

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Revision 652156
David Faure committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdebase/kdcop/kdcopview.ui:

Use a splitter so that the user can resize the output window/treeview. Patch by Shane Richards

Peter Penz committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/dolphin/src/statusbarspaceinfo.cpp:

fix #144021: show free space in GB instead of used space in percent

David Vignoni committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/pics/oxygen:

new version of optical drives.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 18 more) Revision 652233
Luboš Luňák committed changes in /branches/work/kwin_composite:

Add support for dimming of inactive windows (accessibility).

Luboš Luňák committed changes in /branches/work/kwin_composite:

Convert ShowFps effect to plugins.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 1 more) Revision 652275
Jos van den Oever committed changes in /trunk/kdesupport/strigi/src/dummyindexer:

Some work on the indexless indexreader.

Christopher Blauvelt committed changes in /trunk/kdesupport/strigi/src/streamanalyzer:

Add the ability to analyze mpeg video files.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 652551
Sebastian Trueg committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/nepomuk-kde/konto:

Renamed OntologyLoader to OntologyManager.
Reimplemented the OntologyLoader as a replacement statement reader:
* The NepomukOntologyLoader reads ontologies from the RDF store
* The DesktopOntologyLoader parses ontologies from RDF/S/NRL files installed in KDEDIRS/share/apps/knepomuk/ontologies
* The FileOntologyLoader reads an ontology from one specific file.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 24 more) Revision 652561
Sebastian Trueg committed changes in /trunk/kdereview/nepomuk-kde/kmetadata:

Using libKonto to compare used resource types. Thus, now two resources can have the same identifier if they have different types. Different types, however, means that the types are not in the same branch of the type hirarchy.
Example: Resource( "test", "nie:File" ) == Resource( "test", "nie:File" ) != Resource( "test", "nao:Tag" ) == Tag( Test" )

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 652583
Luboš Luňák committed changes in /branches/work/kwin_composite:

Convert zoom and videorecord to plugins.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 652616
Nick Shaforostoff committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/konqueror:

Reorganized konqueror configure dialog, made it hierarchic: no more scrolling the messy plain pages list.

Moved tabs options out of 'web behaviour' to new General page as they apply to both filemanagement and web-browsing modes.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Revision 652679
David Vignoni committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/pics/oxygen:

changing colors

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 4 more) Revision 652715
Jos van den Oever committed changes in /trunk/kdesupport/strigi/src/streamanalyzer/endanalyzers:

add support for OLE property streams. currently we only extract the string fields, its easy to do more though

Jos van den Oever committed changes in /trunk/kdesupport/strigi/src/streamanalyzer/endanalyzers/oleendanalyzer.cpp:

add support for extracting images from microsoft powerpoint files.

Craig Drummond committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/lib/FcEngine.cpp:

Improve look of font thumbnails.

Urs Wolfer committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/kcontrol:

port style KCM module:
* Qt4 UI file -> style preview looks a lot better in some styles :)
* layout modification
* code cleanup* remove QT3_SUPPORT and port KDE deprecated code

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Revision 654040

KDE-PIM

Volker Krause committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdepim/akonadi:

Add incremental updates of newsgroups.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 651592
Tom Albers committed changes in /trunk/playground/pim/mailody/src:

Start working on the drag and drop. Moved stuff into position. Re-enabled the custom autoOpen routines, because QTreeWidget's autoOpenDelay() does not seem to work.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 651726
Tom Albers committed changes in /trunk/playground/pim/mailody/src:

Finish up drag-and-drop from headers to mailbox...

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Revision 651830
Pradeepto Bhattacharya committed changes in /branches/kdepim/enterprise/kdepim/kmail:

Issue/1530 - make preferred form of forwarding configurable. Right now, works only with the context menu from the header view. Needs more work if the same is need for readerwin and mainwidget.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 652140
Jakub Stachowski committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdepim/knotes:

Ported to KSystemTrayIcon. Only unsolved details is popup menu with notes list - right now it shows at fixed position because i have no idea how to get on-screen coordinates of tray icon.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 652361
David Faure committed changes in /branches/kdepim/enterprise/kdepim/kmail:

kiosk-like setting for admins to prevent a too small imap mailcheck interval
<a href="https://intevation.de/roundup/kolab/issue1640">https://intevation.de/roundup/kolab/issue1640</a>;

Will Stephenson committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdepim:

Allow the user to cancel kmail connection attempts when the account settings are incorrect (Novell bug 247903).

Office

Jan Hambrecht committed changes in /trunk/koffice/libs/flake:

Added a pics directory and move all icons in there
and made them oxygen icons too.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 25 more) Revision 651700
Thomas Zander committed changes in /trunk/koffice/shapes/text:

Add conceptual ChangeTracker to show how to get before and after information using only the document signal.

Its disabled by default; either add the action 'edit_record_changes' to your kwordrc, or alter the m_trackChanges boolean init to true.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 651995
C. Boemann committed changes in /trunk/koffice/libs/kofficeui:

Change inheritance to inherit QComboBox after all
- was needed to get the painting right
- and allows the code to be much simple
- unfortunately it also exposes the api of QComboBox which is now defunct

Also changed the popup behaviour so that the slider knob now appears right below the mouse when it pops up.

Thomas Zander committed changes in /trunk/koffice:

Refactor saving to account for text frames and groups/layers inheritance.
This merges the design from many months ago with what was in svn.
I also added rudementary saving in kword for testing purposes as well as a silly tag in the TextShape.

Fixed various bugs in the saving of shape data as well.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 21 more) Revision 652406
Thomas Zander committed changes in /trunk/koffice/shapes/text/TextShape.cpp:

A text shape is always enclosed in a draw:frame in ODF, so lets write one out if the one calling us has not done so. (yeah! I now save valid ODF that you can load again! ;)

Thomas Zander committed changes in /trunk/koffice:

Introducing a new KoCopyController.
The idea here is to enhance the normal KAction generated with KStandardAction::Copy to also work for flake.

I added signals / slots for applications (like krita) that have a selection outside flake.

In KWord I added this and I now see the copy action on the toolbar and it interacts with the flake text plugin perfectly.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 1 more) Revision 653008
Thomas Zander committed changes in /trunk/koffice:

Add framework for copying the selection to the clipboard.
What I'm placing on the clipboard is currently just the odf stream with 'text:p' tags etc. Not sure where to find what the actual accepted format is specified.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 653070

Multimedia

Maximilian Kossick committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/collection:

started work on a better handling of the different supported databases. no conditional compiling yet because we are still using CollectionDb

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Revision 653962
Christoph Pfister committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdemultimedia/phonon-xine/ui:

add opaque overlay support to phonon-xine

Christophe Thommeret committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/kaffeine:

* Playlist: menu option to not auto switch to player window

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Revision 653015
Dan Meltzer committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src:

Change Amarok::config to return a KConfigGroup instead of a KSharedConfigPtr.. this gets rid of about 6 zillion warnings. Please give this a bunch of testing, it works fine here but I'm sure I forgot something!

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 16 more) Revision 653204
Maximilian Kossick committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/collectionbrowser:

work on the new collection browser to make it use the new Collection/QueryMaker architecture
*it crashes when you try to expand a second level item, so don't try that unless you want to fix them:)
*i have no idea why the local collection is shown twice...

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 653427

Networking Tools

Michaël Larouche committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdenetwork/kopete:

Implemented setting avatar in Telepathy plugin

Also set the myself initial presence to Offline

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 651717
Alessandro Praduroux committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdenetwork/krfb:

correct handling of authentication and remote desktop control

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Revision 652375
Shintaro Matsuoka committed changes in /trunk/extragear/network/konversation/src:

add Reverse DCC (Passive DCC) SEND support

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 2 more) Revision 653034
Alessandro Praduroux committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdenetwork/krfb:

Preliminary optional support for XDamage, checked both at compile and run time.Uses less cpu than Qt approach, but visually sucks. I suspect there are too many updates sent to the client, I need to group the rects and create a bigger one when sending the event to the client.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 4 more) Revision 653073

User Interface

Nuno Fernades Pinheiro committed changes in /trunk/playground/artwork/Oxygen/sounds:

new sounds from nuno povoa

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 3 more) Revision 652030

Utilities

Alexander Wiedenbruch committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeutils/superkaramba/src:

Allow themes to catch wheel events on meters

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 2 more) Revision 651693
Jerome Pansanel committed changes in /trunk/playground/utils/kfile-chemical/STRIGI:

Add Alchemy format support
Move xyz to Strigi
Fix many string.find query
Remove desktop files

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 28 more) Revision 652552
Jeff Snyder committed changes in /branches/work/kompare/3_way_kompare:

this fixes all the compile errors in libdialogpages and some others.
The next build error is in KompareShell, but enough for tonight..

and god bless whoever wrote KDE4PORTING.html :-)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 2 more) Revision 652753
Jerome Pansanel committed changes in /trunk/playground/utils/kfile-chemical/STRIGI/src:

Add Macromodel-Input support
Add Gaussian-Input support
Add RXN support

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 3 more) Revision 652887

Games

Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

* Started working on network play

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 651673
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

* Implemented message sending

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 651691
Ian Wadham committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdegames/kgoldrunner/gamedata:

State of Terror: a new KGoldrunner game ... just when you thought you were safe ...

Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playgrounds/bovo:

extend playing board from 14x14 squares to 22x22

Matt Williams committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames:

Huge amount of EBN fixes. libkdegames should be clean now apart from d-pointers and a few const references missing.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 49 more) Revision 652686
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

Network play starts working

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Revision 652694
Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo:

Refactor: Game and AI now communicates with each other entirely with slots/signals, which makes it very extendable. Someone could write a networking interface and plug it right in where the AI is now, and it would work the same. Also, one could let two AI's battle each other (demo mode).

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Revision 652726
Matt Williams committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/libkdegames/highscore:

Start of high score group support

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 652748
Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo/ai/ai.cc:

Speedup artificial delay in AI. (The delay is needed, because the AI is too fast for Qt's signal/slot system -- I don't know why, but without a delay every thing just hangs --, but it obviously only has to be a few millis, not hundreds of millis)

Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo:

Cool Demo mode.
When bovo starts, it launches demo mode, letting two AI players battle each other.

Special thanks to Carsten Niehaus for the idea

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Revision 652940
Dmitry Suzdalev committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/kreversi:

- Move all rendering code to one place - KReversiRenderer
- Add support for background.

Johann, please take a look.

Currently I draw board on top of background with opacity 0.5
Perhaps the board svg needs to be adjusted somehow now that we have a nice background.

And what about cases when window is non square - then plates with balls start to look like ellipses ;)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 652946
Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo:

...tap tap, is this thing on?

Introducing themes!
* changes alignment and background drawing in the QGV to allow themes with bg color other than white.
* clean up ugly code in Scene (width()/width() is rather silly)
* Finally, only use one QSvgRenderer!
* change theme file format to only use one svg
* centralizes theme handling code to One Single Spot(tm) in the ctor of Scene
* introduce new theme "spacy"
default theme is the old "scribble", to change run "bovo -theme spacy"

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 5 more) Revision 653063
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship/generalcontroller.cpp:

* The server moves first.
* Playing against someone using the old (patched) client finally works!

Matt Williams committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames:

Finally, KScoreDialog has got proper support for score groups. It's always had the ability to save your scores in different groups but if you wanted to view them all you couldn't. Now we've got a tabbed dialog without breaking anything (or even changing the API :D). It's not that pretty yet but if you all try it out and give me feedback, I'll do my best to sort it out. Enjoy!

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 653124
Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo:

Add support for animations (still no animation code, but the support is there)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 653172
Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo:

Animation continued: Hints fades out when they auto-die after two seconds.
(But not if they are replaced by another hint or by a real move. Then they just gets killed.)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 653203
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

Added sound support

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 3 more) Revision 653473
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

* Added short delay between sent messages.
* kbs is finally compatible with the old versions.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 653565
Riccardo Iaconelli committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

Import of KWelcomeScreen, a new class for games, still in embrional state. It will be a major usability improvement for KDE Games, and will be developed in this branch for a while, until it will be mature enough to live in libkdegames.

It will provide an overlay transparent widget and some buttons, so that the user can easily start a game, without having to browse through all the menus.

This is more or less the idea: <a href="/issues/2007-04-15/files/start-menu.png">http://johann.pwsp.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/start-menu.png</a>;

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 653580
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

Implemented nick and chat notifications

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 1 more) Revision 653628
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

Improved compatibility with the old kbs: when playing over the network with an old client, the old rules are used: you cannot place ships adjacent one to another, and you cannot shoot near a sunk ship.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 5 more) Revision 653815
Riccardo Iaconelli committed changes in /branches/work/kbattleship-rewrite/kdegames/kbattleship/kbattleship:

* KWelcomeScreen integration in KBattleship (and some new methods added here and there).
* LGPL'd KWelcomeScreen libraries (they were GPL).
* KWelcomeScreen is now built as a library, as it should be. Also added the KDE_EXPORT macro.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 654012
Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo:

Completed themes
* User can now install his/her own themes in $KDEHOME/share/apps/bovo/themes,
and they are detected at startup by bovo. (Next step here is KNewStuff?)
* Rearrange theme structure

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 9 more) Revision 654037
Aron Boström committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/bovo:

Add support for l10n of Theme name in themerc with
Name[de]=
Name[nl]=
Name[pt_BR]=
and so on...

Other

Justin Karneges committed changes in /trunk/kdesupport/qca:

add tls issuer list support, prepare provider for remaining tls features

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Revision 652442

Optimization

Development Tools

Thomas McGuire committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdevelop/languages/cpp/debugger:

Do not update the framestack widget when it is not visible.This makes stepping over/in in the debugger much faster.

Graphics

Cyrille Berger Skott committed changes in /trunk/playground/graphics/krita-plugins/viewplugins/panorama:

some intial work on having optimization of the distortion parameters (it works somehow, but it seems I have been wrong in thinking that I could ignore both scale and rotation change :/ )

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 652690
Tuomas Suutari committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kphotoalbum/DB/MemberMap.cpp:

DB::MemberMap::hasPath(..): Try to avoid recalculating member map closure.

This could make a big difference in database loading time.

Tuomas Suutari committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kphotoalbum/Utilities:

Optimize Utilities::shuffle(..) and generalize it by making it templated.

Old version was slow when shuffling large string lists, because it did O(n) times random access operation (namely list[index]), which is linear time. => Total complexity O(n^2).

New version uses array instead of list. This makes random access constant time. => Total complexity O(n).

Other

Development Tools

Oliver Kellogg committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdesdk/umbrello/umbrello/widget_factory.cpp:

drop support of ancient umbrello files

Robert Gruber committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdevelop/lib/plugins/vcs:

Initial commit of KDevelop4's new CVS plugin

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 19 more) Revision 652502

Educational

David Saxton committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kmplot:

Replace "Coordinate System {I,II,III}" actions with "Reset View". The three actions were excessive since the coordinates can be changed quickly anyway; one action to reset the view is enough.

David Saxton committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/kmplot/kmplot/maindlg.cpp:

Use the new QSvgGenerator from Qt 4.3 for exporting to SVG. This means that kmplot is now qt3 free!

Graphics

Clarence Dang committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegraphics/kolourpaint:

Merge /branches/work/~dang/kdegraphics/kolourpaint/ -<a href="http://websvn.kde.org/?rev=651305">r651305</a>;(last merged upto):651355 to be up-to-date.

The changes are critical and fix the last 3 months worth of regressions due to KDE 4 kdelibs changes.

If you now update kdelibs for my KColorCells fixes, KolourPaint should work as well (or as badly) as it did back then.

* Make kpColorCells a reasonable size again after KColorCells API changes

* Restore the Tool Box icons: Rename icons from "crystalsvg" to "hicolor" so that they are picked up by the new default KDE 4 theme "oxygen", which inherits from "hicolor". I think this is the correct long-term solution as it works even when the icon theme is changed (please correct me if I'm wrong).

From strace, I found that KDE isn't even looking in the "crystalsvg" folder.

The "icons in koffice" thread on the koffice-devel mailinglist is informative.

* Make Tool Box button size reflect icon size - corrects and clears 'revision 649443, Mon Apr 2 17:07:04 2007 UTC'

* Fight KColorCells selecting cells - now clicking a color cell does not make it turn violet.

Remove the code in the disabled paintCells() that did that for the pre-KDE4 version of KColorCells.

* Minor changes

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 173 more) Revision 651497
George Staikos committed changes in /branches/work/kst/1.5:

Branch Kst for v1.5. New work will be done in the branch, and bugfixing with review requirements will remain for trunk. 1.4.1 will be cut from trunk.

KDE Base

Kevin Ottens committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kfile:

Autoresize the "places" item sizes as discussed with Ellen.

We want to fit as many items as possible on screen, while keeping them as big as possible.

Kevin Ottens committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kfile:

Allow the user to hide less used places as discussed with Ellen.
They're shown again dynamically when the user enters ine if the hidden places. We also allow to show them all using the context menu.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 651641
Kevin Ottens committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/dolphin/src:

Dolphin is now KBookmark* free.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 6 more) Revision 651766
André Wöbbeking committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdebase/nsplugins/sdk/npapi.h:

Don't use long for 32 bit types on LP64 platforms.

Now Konqueror can use e.g. flashplugin on x86_64 with nspluginwrapper :-)

Aaron J. Seigo committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kdm:

more code dupe. whee =) but at least this way we can ship those three tarballs of kdebase.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 652043
David Faure committed changes in /branches/KDE/3.5/kdelibs/kio/kioexec/main.cpp:

OK, we can wait 3mn before deleting a tempfile, if it helps with apps that fork on startup like OOo or amarok.

Thanks to Jonathan Marten for the idea and patch.

Sebastian Sauer committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kross/test/unittest.js:

Now that is really incredible what a fantastic commit Erik landed today in kjsembed.

Man, you fixed _all_ known segfaults within the unittest. More then a lot of thanks!

Sebastian Trueg committed changes in /trunk/kdereview/nepomuk-kde:

* Moved libKonto to kdereview. KMetaData now depends on it.
* A little cmake cleanup (very little)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 653188
Torsten Rahn committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/marble/MANIFESTO.txt:

Committing the first version of a manifesto for Marble

Simon Hausmann committed changes in /branches/work/kmainwindow-decoupling-b:

A new branch of KMainWindow <> xmlgui decoupling

KDE-PIM

Allen Winter committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdepim/kmail:

scrubbing, indenting, styling.
this code was especially messy

Office

Thomas Zander committed changes in /trunk/koffice/libs/kofficecore/KoDocumentInfoDlg.cpp:

Never use contracted words; so replace "Don't" with "Do not".

Also remove the Never use contracted words; so replace "Don't" with "Do not".

Also remove the & as the kdelibs will auto add them, so no need unless there is a special need to choose one key. as the kdelibs will auto add them, so no need unless there is a special need to choose one key.

Pierre Stirnweiss committed changes in /branches/work/koffice_trackchange:

Creating branch for change tracking development

Multimedia

Mark Kretschmann committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/controlbar.ui:

Changed the order of the main toolbar items around, so that it's easier to reach the important controls (Fitt's law).

Networking Tools

Eike Hein committed changes in /trunk/extragear/network/konversation:

Tonight on The English Breakfast Network, your favourite saga of code, love and intrigue: Krazy decides that the includes had better take their place, or else. Will The Programmer help Krazy with getting those headers to move?
And will the Developers stand by idly as the fearsome Lady Autotools forces them to rebuild much, if not all, of their Application?

This and more after a short message from our sponsors...

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 192 more) Revision 653098

User Interface

Riccardo Iaconelli committed changes in /trunk/playground/artwork/Oxygen/utils/export_pngs.sh:

Added a cute script for exporting PNGs from SVGs in kdelibs. Must be runned from kdelibs/pics/oxygen/scalable.

Utilities

Thorsten Staerk committed changes in /trunk/playground/utils/krep:

krep is a file viewer that allows the content to be filtered by regular expressions.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 651878
Federico Zenith committed changes in /trunk/extragear/utils/doc/katapult/index.docbook:

Hi Richard, this is the Italian translator of the Katapult docs.
Sorry for stomping on your turf, but I found that the Katapult docs did not comply with checkXML for reasons trivial enough that I decided to fix them myself. Two problems:

1- There are two couples of date/release tags; probably you just forgot to push Ctrl+S just before finishing or something like that.

2- I took the liberty of inserting your name and mail's entity into the file directly. There is a very good reason for this: Katapult should compile with KDE 3.4 (as according to docs), but those entities are not present in that version. This is a problem typical of packages released independently of kdelibs (KOffice and extragear), that they cannot rely on kdelibs being sufficiently up to date and containing the author entities. In my KDE 3.5.5 your entity is missing, and therefore any compilation attempt would fail at doc-generation time for any KDE <=3.5.5.

Cheers!

Games

Matt Williams committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/ksquares:

Move KSquares to kdegames (part. 3) All done!

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 651799
Dmitry Suzdalev committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/katomic:

Behavior changes:
Now you can advance to the next level only after you've completed all the previous.

But there's still a possibility to navigate between levels without restriction:
launch katomic with "--hackmode" command line option (as discussed with Johann)

Removed that ugly scrollbar from top, added "Previous Level", "Next Level" actions to game menu

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 653468
Paolo Capriotti committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/kollision:

Imported Kollision.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 3 more) Revision 653928

Other

Thiago Macieira committed changes in /trunk/qt-copy:

Add patch 0166. Contents:

Update QtDBus to that found in Qt 4.3 snapshot 20070414. This is a major update and, fortunately, all source- and binary-compatible.

It includes a couple of bugfixes and introduces two front-end features:
* multi-threading capability
* QDBusArgument created by the user

No regressions are expected, but report any problems you find after updating.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 15 more) Revision 653808