The word "experimental" stands for a couple of things:
- The (optional) no-click interface that allows you to navigate through the menu, and start any application just by moving the mouse - without making a single click.
- Arranging the items in the menu depending on the position of the menu button which activates it.
Lancelot is trying to make a compromise between the two approaches - to be relatively small, and to have unimpaired accessibility.
Currently, the vast majority of GUI work is finished. The only thing left to develop is the Passageway component, which will be the responsible for application browsing.
Apart from that, data models need to be made. Currently only models for the "Computer" category are made and can be tested. I hope to finish the basic functions by the time KDE 4.0 appears.
After that, special features will roll in - ability to add Plasma applets into the menu itself, adding parts of the menu to the Plasma desktop, composite effects, and more.
Like the most things related to Plasma, I intend to make Lancelot just-work(TM) for 4.0, and to make it Work-As-I-Think-It-Should(TM) for 4.1.