Issue 150

15th February 2009 by Danny Allen

This Week...

An example Phonon-based video player in 5 lines of javascript code. Beginnings of a D-Bus interface for the Plasma "System Tray" daemon. Start of support for retrieving contacts from Akonadi through the Plasma DataEngine. Improvements in the "Converter" and "System Monitor" Plasmoids. Continued development of multi-language spellchecking support in Sonnet. Support for "hybrid suspension" in Solid. Continued development of Amarok 2, including filtering by date. Further work on LinTV. Support for recordings added to Kaffeine. A new puzzle table texture selector in Palapeli. Consistent keyboard shortcuts added to all KIPI import/export plugins (used by Digikam, Gwenview, etc). Hover buttons to rotate left and right added to KRuler. Foundations for a microblog resource for Twitter and Initial 7z plugin added to Ark. Various SVG import improvements in Karbon. Get Hot New Stuff (linked to support added to deKorator. Various polishing in KWin-Composite. Search capabilities (matching System Settings) added to the KDE 4 port of KControl. The "Calendar" Plasma DataEngine moves to kdebase. KTron moves from playground/games to kdereview. Import of KALEngine to playground/games. Initial import of Blazer, a "simple desktop shell for use with thin clients and virtualized remote desktops", and "a KIO-slave listing the network from a device centric point of view" to KDE SVN.
Seb Ruiz writes about the reception of Amarok 2 and current and future developments:
Amarok 2 marked the first release of the newest generation of Amarok. This marked over two years of very hard work by our entire development team and was greeted with great relief by all contributors to the project for a number of important reasons. As developers, we were keen to get our software out the door to users on a larger scale than simply beta quality software. We craved the feedback from the masses to improve Amarok and to get out the feature freeze that seemed to never end. More than that, all developers had great plans for implementing new features and reviving loved functionality that was temporarily removed during the overhaul.

One of the most challenging parts of the transition to Amarok 2 was refactoring the innards of the application to make it more scalable, robust, and flexible for future improvements. In many ways, this was one of the biggest technical problems of the 1.4 series - it did not scale well to new features.

Following the release of Amarok 2.0, we received mixed reviews from critics and users alike. Many writers praised the user interface overhaul and infrastructure changes, such as Ryan Paul in his article over at Ars Technica:
   "After extensive testing, I'm convinced that Amarok 2 is a major improvement."

Jeremy LaCroix of gave a fair review and noted many aspects of Amarok 2.0 that left much improvement to be desired. As a team, we've concentrated on many of the concerns that have been raised in reviews and in forum posts by evaluating importance and relative cost of implementation. Examples of requests which we have brought back for the 2.1 release of Amarok include: track queueing, replay gain support, playlist searching and playlist layouts.

We were well aware that with the release of Amarok 2.0, it would be impossible to match the feature set precedent that had been set so high by us in previous releases. To put it simply, we felt that Amarok as a project would have been detrimentally affected by indefinitely waiting to reach feature parity with the 1.4 releases. We were forced to take a stand and simply tell ourselves to wait to implement them. Trying to incorporate the features that are the most useful and important is a difficult task when there are often twelve different responses between five people in a discussion - one man's garbage is another man's treasure. That said, we did elect to remove some features from Amarok entirely, mainly for technical reasons (multiple database support for example), some for lack of developer resources (Moodbar), and also some for usability reasons (such as the tabular playlist design - remember, we're the experts!).

Initially, the responses to the announcements of dropping features was exactly what we expected - there would be outcry. We expected this for a number of reasons: only the disgruntled speak up, and most readers wouldn't initially understand how they could adapt to new paradigms. We dealt with this by trying the best we could to deal with the fallout by responding to each individual complaint or worry, but obviously we couldn't get to all of them (and some were not worth wasting time on). I feel that we've managed the community quite well, and that the community has been good to us too by mostly understanding our position and being patient with the developments. Honest communication through blogs of missing features that would return was appreciated by users, and we've done our best to bring back the most requested for 2.1.

Many users have decided to stick with Amarok 1.4 for the time being until they see a better set of features implemented. And quite frankly, that's okay with us. On the other hand, there are users who are keen to try out newer development features but are uncomfortable messing with their system compiling unstable development versions. Neon, our nightly build package service has been praised and is exceptionally useful to give users cutting edge builds with no hassle.

Finally, it seems to us that most of our users have noticed the rough edges of the graphics which are being used in the application (specifically the context view). We realise that this does need some work and are trying hard to work with artists to develop some great visuals. We've also tried to improve the usability and performance of the context view by providing only a single containment rather than four, and better widgets to use.

If you're interested in seeing a tour of some of the new (and revisited) features which are coming to Amarok 2.1, take a look at this great overview.
KDE Commit-Digest issue 150. Woohoo!


Commits 3301 by 290 developers, 8450 lines modified, 1715 new files
Open Bugs 17151
Open Wishes 15004
Bugs Opened 718 in the last 7 days
Bugs Closed 482 in the last 7 days

Commit Summary

Module Commits
Lines Developer Commits
Thomas McGuire
Gilles Caulier
Laurent Montel
Patrick Spendrin
Frederik Schwarzer
Allen Winter
Davide Bettio
Kevin Patrick Scannell
David Faure
Chusslove Illich

Internationalization (i18n) Status

Language Percentage Complete
Ukrainian (uk)
Portuguese (pt)
Low Saxon (nds)
Swedish (sv)
Galician (gl)
Greek (el)
Estonian (et)
Dutch (nl)
Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
German (de)

Bug Killers and Buzz

Person Bugs Closed
Darío Andrés
Olivier Goffart
Pino Toscano
Maks Orlovich
Leonardo Finetti
David Faure
Mark Kretschmann
Martin Gräßlin
C. Boemann
Sven Langkamp
Program Buzz
Person Buzz
David Faure
Stephan Kulow
Aaron J. Seigo
Torsten Rahn
Jonathan Riddell
Laurent Montel
Stephan Binner
Thiago Macieira
Zack Rusin
Adriaan de Groot

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There are 116 selections this week

Bug Fixes

Development Tools

Otto Bruggeman committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdesdk/kompare/libdiff2/levenshteintable.cpp:

Heuristic added to only show inline differences if the number of differences is less than half the length of the longest line

Fixes differences at the beginning of the line.
Silly oversight from my sight, both variables x and y do not have to be 0 at the same time when leaving the loop


Patrick Spendrin committed changes in /branches/KDE/4.2/kdegraphics:

fix crash in okular - I am not sure why this didn't happen before
(the fix comes from msdn <a href=""></a>; - look at the example)

KDE Base

Rob Scheepmaker committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/plasma:

Massive refactoring of extender drag&drop handling.
This should avoid bugs with the old way of doing things (toplevel view on an offscreen widget can lose mouse events while dragging), and is generally shorter and cleaner.

There are still some regressions I'll be working on fixing, but it basically works, avoids crashes and is even faster.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 4 more) Revision 923915
Toby Dickenson committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kwin/useractions.cpp:

Prevent 0% opacity using a mouse action.
Limit opacity to 10%


Kevin Krammer committed changes in /branches/KDE/4.2/kdepim/kresources/akonadi:

Using nested event loops to achieve synchronous call behavior while doing Akonadi jobs has created way to many issues due to unexpected re-entrancy.

This is basically backport of a series of changes in trunk which replace this form of blocking with real blocking of the caller and delegating the Akonadi job execution to a worker thread.

This should fix all the bugs this is sent to. If they remain with 4.2.1 once it is released, please re-open.

Darío, in case I missed some of the eventloop related bugs, please feel free to close them as well.

Douglas Eugene Harms committed changes in /branches/KDE/4.2/kdepim/kpilot/conduits/calendar/

Fixes a problem in kpilot where events that recur on a specific weekday each month (e.g., 3rd Thursday) were not synced properly.

This also fixes a problem where recurring events specified as a weekday from the end of the month (e.g., 2nd to the last Wednesday) are handled in a reasonable (though not entirely correct) fashion.

(The palm cannot handle events specified like this, so this patch attempts to convert the "from end of month" recurring event to a "from the beginning of month" event.)


C. Boemann committed changes in /trunk/koffice/krita/image/

Actually use correct sampling weights for scaling. This introduces some transparency along all edges.
Duplicate edge pixel as source of sampling, which fixes that transparency just introduced.
Also use correct width of dest image which was the main cause of the bug.
All in all it solves bug 169736.


Michael Pyne committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdemultimedia/juk:

Don't leave stray temporary cover files laying around.
It introduces race conditions I suppose but it's the 80/20 solution (sometimes it really is true that worse is better...)

Mark Kretschmann committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/EngineController.cpp:

The following check is an attempt to fix bug 180339 and other issues with Phonon.

The theory:
It has been observed that Phonon will sometimes emit a stateChanged() with _both_ oldState and newState == 0, which makes little sense. After that it goes berserk, until you restart Amarok.

Now we try to detect this weird state, and then try to destroy and recreate all Phonon objects, in the hope of fixing the situation.

Fingers crossed.

Networking Tools

Joris Guisson committed changes in /branches/stable/extragear-kde4/network/ktorrent:

Fix bug causing trackers to be retried continuously when hostname can not be resolved because the network isn't up yet.


Development Tools

David Nolden committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdevelop/plugins/languages/cpp:

- Add a new convenience feature to create slots.
When trying to connect some signal to a slot in the local class, always offer a "Create Slot" option to automatically create a slot that exactly matches the signals signature and the typed text in the editor within the local class.

When the item is executed, the slot is declared within the class, and is added to connect(..) call like a picked slot. (this is not perfect yet, but works ok)
- Fix several bugs in the code-completion
- Only show builtin types in type-completion mode, instead of also showing other keywords
- Allow completing types behind "const "
- Allow non-type completion behind "for(; a < |".
- Propose implementing non-class functions using the implementation-helpers

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 924967
David Nolden committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdevplatform:

- Implement a central manager that can manage multiple tooltips at the same time.
A priority can given when showing a tooltip, that can be used to either force the showing of only one specific tooltip, or to define the order of the vertically stacked tooltips.

- Fix a slight flicker that could happen when showing the tooltip

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 925885


Jens-Michael Hoffmann committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/marble/src:

Add download progress bar to status bar (for KDE app).

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 925650


Mathias Soeken committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegraphics/kruler:

Add buttons to rotate the ruler (turn left, turn right).
The buttons are only visible when hovering over the ruler and if they are configured to be visible (default: not visible).

Angelo Naselli committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kipi-plugins/printimages:

New Print images plugin.
It can print a list of photos keeping ratio, at the moment.

Gilles i have not enabled it, since you followed this release it's up to you deciding that :)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 1 more) Revision 924938
Luka Renko committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kipi-plugins/smug/plugin_smug.cpp:

Assign keyboard shortcuts to SmugMug plugin
- Export: Alt-Shift-S
- Import: Ctrl-Alt-Shift-S

Note: they work in digikam, but not in gwenview for some reason

Luka Renko committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kipi-plugins/facebook/plugin_fb.cpp:

Assign keyboard shortcuts to Facebook plugin
- Export: Alt-Shift-F
- Import: Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F

Note: they work in digikam, but not in gwenview for some reason

Gilles Caulier committed changes in /branches/work/~cgilles/queuemanager:

first approach to use tabbed queues

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 925668
Luka Renko committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kipi-plugins:

Add consistent keyboard shortcuts for all KIPI import/export plugins:
- Alt-<letter> - menu shortcut
- Alt-Shift-<letter> - export
- Alt-Shift-Ctrl-<letter> - import

The following <letter> is used:
F - Facebook
R - Flickr
P - Picasa Web Albums
S - SmugMug
G - Gallery
L - Flash (simpleviewer)
I - iPod

Tested both for Digikam and Gwenview.

Note: in Gwenview you need to open Plugin menu first to load plugins and make shortcut work (this may confuse users)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 925672
David Nolden committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/digikam/imageplugins/perspective:

Implement inverse transformation for the perspective tool.
This allows transforming photographed images back to a rectangular shape.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 925904
Jan Kundrát committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kphotoalbum:

Add a simple method for marking current image as a "head of stack", ie. the one to show

In future, this will probably get replaced or complemented by a nice GUI forcomparing images side-by-side, but I have to work with stacks *now* :)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 926246

KDE Base

Dario Freddi committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/ksmserver:

Adding a signal to ksmserver, that notifies DBus when KDE is about to logout.
This can be useful for some applications, in that case for PowerDevil, as related to bug #183273.

PowerDevil should be notified when a logout operation is in progress, so that it won't trigger a suspension while the pc is actually shutting down. This behavior is (was) really annoying.

I'm CC-ing the list since I don't know who the maintainer of ksm is, and also, should I backport this?

Obviously, a commit in PowerDevil for taking advantage of this is coming very soon

Dario Freddi committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/powerdevil/daemon:

Adding a timeout feature to inhibition.
This can be useful both in case of cleaning up, both for some use cases.
I have just added the infrastructure as an overload, as I don't know what effect this could have on Solid API.
I'd use ::inhibit(QString,QString, int = <default>), but I still fear this could break something.

Kevin, I'd really like your opinion on this, I think this feature is really needed and can be useful.

I am also planning to add a check through DBus, for that, wouldn't it be smarter if we passed a KAboutData to inhibit?
So we would have the application friendly name for the notification and the service name we need for DBus.
I'd like your opinion on that too.

We could deprecate the current inhibit, but my main concern is DBus and if we are actually forced to keep some kind of API compatibility.

Dario Freddi committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/solid/hal:

From now on, solid will check if hybrid suspension is available.
If that is the case, it will automatically trigger hybrid instead of standard suspension to ram.
So there won't be extra options in PowerDevil and/or Solid: Hybrid will be made default if available

Lucas Murray committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kwin/effects/logout:

Added blurring during the logout effect.
As this is done entirely using mipmaps the quality isn't the best.

Might add a shader later that will generate the final image so it uses mipmaps for realtime blurring while using a high quality blur at the end.

Stephan Kulow committed changes in /branches/work/coolos_backlight:

using xrandr to change the backlight if hal does not support it

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 923334
Jakub Stachowski committed changes in /branches/work/sonnet-multilang/kdecore:

Simple implementation of language filter (does not take into account information from other tokens yet)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 923339
Sebastian Kügler committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma:

Start adding support for retrieving contacts from Akonadi through the DataEngine

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 923477
Sebastian Kügler committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma:

Rework the Akonadi engine in preparation for Contacts

- Fetch collections on demand only, should save us some startup time when loading the akonadi engine (no queries run until you actually use it)
- Link in KABC
- Some plumbing for Akonadi Contacts
- Renaming the keys for Emails and collections to:
EmailCollections to retrieve all emailcollections
ContactCollections to retrieve all contactcollections
Email-<id> to retrieve specific emails
Contact-<id> to retrieve specific contact (no workee atm)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 923479
Martin Gräßlin committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kwin/effects/dimscreen:

Rework of dim screen for administration mode effect.
Now it changes brightness and saturation of all windows instead of painting a semi-transparent area on the screen.
And it works nicely with fullscreen effects.
So the windows are not dimmed in e.g. coverswitch.

Marco Martin committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/plasma/scriptengines/javascript/tests/script-mediaplayer:

an example video player in FIVE lines of javascript code :P

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 923866
Konstantinos Smanis committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/plasma/applets/lock_logout:

Provide the ability to choose which of the two buttons to show in the Lock/Logout plasmoid.

Marco Martin committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma/systemtraydaemon:

stub for the systemtray watcher daemon:
only a stub, just loads, anybody who feels hacking in in is way more than welcome

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 923960
Jakub Stachowski committed changes in /branches/work/sonnet-multilang/kdecore:

It lives! First successful (well, mostly) spell checking of text containing sentences in more than language.

Apart from that:
- language guesser also returns info about how reliable detection was. Will be needed for fallbacks
- fixed copyrights
- more tests

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 1 more) Revision 923991
Marco Martin committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma/systemtraydaemon:

beginning of a dbus interface

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 924028
Jakub Stachowski committed changes in /branches/work/sonnet-multilang/kdeui:

Now for the gui parts

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 4 more) Revision 924373
David Faure committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/lib/konq:

GUI: "Show Original File" (or "Show Original Directory") in the RMB popup for a symlink that points to an item in another directory.

Ben Cooksley committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/kcontrol4/src:

Add searching capabilities matching that in System Settings

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 924628
Anne-Marie Mahfouf committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma/dataengines/metadata:

start implementing some metadata extraction - am a bit confused whether the KFileItem data can be done directly through Soprano or not

Jakub Stachowski committed changes in /branches/work/sonnet-multilang/kdeui:

Minimal changes in highlighter to make it work with multiple languages.
It still has problems with reliability - only long sentences are spell checked at all

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 924852
Martin Gräßlin committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kwin/effects/blur/blur.cpp:

Blur windows which have hasAlpha set.
That way background of e.g. transparent Plasma panels and Konsole will be blurred as well.

Ian Reinhart Geiser committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/blazer:

Added an attempt at a launcher bar, as well as more dualscreen fixes.
Need to be able to enable disable the control because its mainly for power users and not normal users.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Revision 925176
Carlo Segato committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/platforms/win:

add a contextmenu entry to edit files with kde apps, for now just with the hardcoded kate :P

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 1 more) Revision 925304
Petri Damstén committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeplasma-addons/libs/conversion:

Add fuel efficiency

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 925354
Trever Fischer committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/plasma/dataengines/systemmonitor/systemmonitor.cpp:

systemmonitor dataengine now gives ranges, translated names, and translated units for all sensors

Trever Fischer committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma/applets/bubblemon/src:

Incorporated the new metadata provided by the systemmonitor dataengine to be able to use /any/ sensor provided by it.
Value changing animation was also added.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 926166
Ivan Čukić committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeplasma-addons/applets/lancelot/libs/lancelot:

Few new features for lancelot themes:
- blurred text shadow
- text background rectangle

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 926187
Toby Dickenson committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kwin/effects/wobblywindows:

A better wobbly window effect for resizing.
Extra spatial constraints for edges that have not moved, so that only the edges/corners being moved will wobble.


Andras Mantia committed changes in /trunk/kdesupport/akonadi/server/src/storage:

Add options to enable external storage payload (disabled by default) and set a size threshold.
Files above this threshold will be stored in an external file if the external storage is enabled.

Tom Albers committed changes in /trunk/playground/pim/microblog:

Foundations for a microblog resource for Twitter and

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 2 more) Revision 923989
Jesper Pedersen committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdepim/akonadi:

adapted the ical resource to handle notes.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 924757
Adenilson Cavalcanti Da Silva committed changes in /trunk/playground/pim/googledata:

Starting to implement KWallet support for user account details.
Both KWalletManager and akonadi's imap resource were useful to discover how KWallet API works.
Right now the user account and its password is stored in kwallet.

Next: retrieve the user account details from kwallet.


Marijn Kruisselbrink committed changes in /trunk/koffice/plugins/musicshape:

save the musicshape inside a draw:frame to prepare for the possibility of also saving a pixmap and/or svg representation of it

Jan Hambrecht committed changes in /trunk/koffice/filters/karbon/svg:

various svg import improvements:
- better handling of stroke types
- basic support for embedded svg fragments
- support for pattern viewBox attribute
- some fixes for parsing of stroke dashes
- display attribute is now managed by the svg context
- x and y attribute of use and text elements are parsed separately now

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 924450
Thorsten Zachmann committed changes in /trunk/koffice/libs/flake:

o add a way to store temporary images not part of the image collection to the store on saving.
This should be used only for temporary images e.g. a pixmap representation of a draw:frame.
The code is untested but should work.

Here is the functionality to save the qimage for the frame.
Can you please check if it works.

Marijn Kruisselbrink committed changes in /trunk/koffice/plugins/musicshape/MusicShape.cpp:

save the music shape also as an image in odf documents.
The resolution of the saved image should perhaps be made configurable, but now at least OOo will at least show something when loading a document with embedded music

Andrew Stromme committed changes in /trunk/playground/office/tote/src:

- Implement a basic zoom out/zoom in

C. Boemann committed changes in /trunk/koffice:

New colorbutton as discussed on the irc talks.

Actually it's not that new.
More like a rename and merger of two different things, and with some tweaks suggested by various artist etc.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 6 more) Revision 926193


Seb Ruiz committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src:

Option to automatically scroll to active track on track change.
Useful for people that keep a playlist which may be larger than the view (andin random mode, for example)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 923739
Christoph Pfister committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/kaffeine/src:

add support for recordings
- recording schedule is lost if you quit kaffeine - not saved / restored (yet)
- some hacky code that needs to be factored out (apart from that it should work nicely)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 924062
Sven Krohlas committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/playground/src/scripts/free_music_charts_service:

Simple filtering works now. Code has been inspired by the BBC service.
So, who can tell me where the regressions are? ;-)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 924415
Nikolaj Hald Nielsen committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/playground/src/scripts/bbc_service/main.js:

Make the BBC service behave sanely with filters on initial population on top level items.
Or in other terms, play nice with bookmarks :-)

Alex Merry committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src:

Allow choosing between album and track replay gain modes, or even disabling replay gain altogether.

I put the option in the Settings menu, as that seemed the most appropriate place (we don't want to pollute Amarok, and it's not a Playlist option).

The other option is to put it in the configuration dialog, but users may want to change it when changing random mode between track and album, or when changing playlists.

There are no icons for the different modes in the menu yet.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 924937
Leo Franchi committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/browsers/collectionbrowser/CollectionTreeItemModelBase.cpp:

add filter for date added to collection.
you can add a string like "added:today" or "added:<1m3d" to the filter textedit.

there is no GUI for it at the moment, but this at least provides the backend support.

yes, this as a discoverability of -1000, but i need some UI ideas (and i think Dan has plans to redo the edit filter dialog completely, so i'm somewhat holding off).

Jesse Lee Zamora committed changes in /trunk/playground/multimedia/lintv/src:

Another large amount of changes...
* New implementation for RecordSettingsPage, increased support in LinTVRecord for the record options.
* Screenshot support slighly enhanced.
* When in fullscreen, the cursor is automatically hidden after 3 seconds.
* Initial support for cropping video in LinTVPlay and LinTVRecord.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 8 more) Revision 926159
Jesse Lee Zamora committed changes in /trunk/playground/multimedia/lintv/src:

Add support in LinTV for recording at different framerates.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 926243

Networking Tools

Matt Rogers committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdenetwork/kopete/kopete/chatwindow:

New chatwindow text edit widget using KRichTextWidget from kdelibs.

Patch from Benson Tsai. Thanks!

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 3 more) Revision 923514
Detlev Casanova committed changes in /branches/work/kopete/jingle-video/kopete/protocols/jabber:

* Semi-working ICE (it means that it works but only for 2 kopetes on the same computer, troubles getting used IP)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 4 more) Revision 925267
Friedrich W. H. Kossebau committed changes in /trunk/playground/network/networkkio/mimetypes:

added: own mimetypes for the network devices and services, for proper handling in the KIO (display) system

Diffs: 1, 2, 3 Revision 925285
Jernej Kos committed changes in /trunk/extragear/network/kftpgrabber/src:

Implemented preliminary failed transfers model/view and removed old failed transfers implementation.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 6 more) Revision 926063

User Interface

Christoph Feck committed changes in /trunk/playground/artwork/dekorator:

Add KNS ("Get New Stuff") support to deKorator

Frank (of fame) was kind enough to add the GNS provider entries to for deKorator themes, and I quickly tested it with some themes.

Unfortunately, many themes are not following the guidelines for archive names or contents, so after installing them, they do not show up in the theme list.

I will improve "broken" theme file detection in the future.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 924080


Daniel Nicoletti committed changes in /trunk/playground/sysadmin/kpackagekit/libkpackagekit:

show remaining time in the progress bar

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 924816
Harald Hvaal committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeutils/ark:

Added a 7z plugin using the new cli interface.
No add/delete so far, that will evolve at the same time as cliinterface and rarplugin will.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 925595


Parker Coates committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/killbots/scene.cpp:

Added an animation to the status displays to that they transition to their new value in a series of small steps.
Not very useful, but it looks neat.

Ian Wadham committed changes in /branches/work/kgoldrunner/src:

Introduce KGrTimer class.
Continue implementing digging.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 2 more) Revision 923727
Stefan Majewsky committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/palapeli:

Here comes the shiny new puzzle table texture selector (accessible via right-click on puzzle table).

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 924806
Tom Vollerthun committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/nonogram:

- New preview of current game in upper left corner. Looks nice :)
- Adjust license

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 31 more) Revision 924819
Parker Coates committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/killbots:

Added "Configure Killbots" action to the toolbar.
This is an experiment to make options, game types and themes more discoverable.



Sergio Luis Martins committed changes in /branches/KDE/4.2/kdepim/kontact/plugins/korganizer:

Resources were being loaded 3 times (apptsummary, todosummary and in korganizer's kpart).

Now apptsummary and todosummary, instead of loading the resources, they just create korganizer's kpart (in case it doesn't exist yet), which loads the resources only once.

This also eliminates the "graphical bug" when switching to Summary, in which the agenda items disappeared right before the switch (because the second resource load closed the calendar).

User Interface

C. Boemann committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/kstyles/oxygen/lib/helper.cpp:

Speed up the rendering of the radial gradient by avoiding an expensive conversion and scale

Thanks Maksim for noticing and telling me about this


Stefan Majewsky committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/kdiamond/src:

* Optimize rendering yet again: The background is drawn through a brush instead of a pixmap item.
* Enable frame around view to hide the repetition of the background brush.
* Fix randomizer (was called after the first game was created).
* Fix indentation.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 924865


Development Tools

Andreas Pakulat committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdevelop/src/main.cpp:

Fixup of the authors:
Moved Matt to the credits section as he doesn't actively work on kdevelop4 source code.

Separated credits into two sections, the first part lists people that contributed to kdevelop4, the rest is separated by an "old contributors" entry and lists anybody who has been in the list but worked only on kdev3.

If anybody reading this feels he should be
a) moved from author to credits or vice versa
b) added to either of the sections as he isn't listed just let me know by replying to this mail.

Andreas Pakulat committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdevelop/src/main.cpp:

Move amilcar to the authors section, he might not code much, but he's very important for our website :)
Add Cédric Pasteur to the credits


Shashank Singh committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdeedu/marble/src/plugins/render/panoramio/

committing python script to test what exactly the panormaio plugin has been trying to do, this can also act as generic data feeder for plugin if possible...

anyways this file right now is for reference, i need to correct the way json is being parsed... instead of being converted to dict and unicode it need to dict and list


Andi Clemens committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/digikam/digikam:

Move "Album Properties" and "Tag Properties" actions to the bottom of the context menu and rename them to "Properties...", like most applications do.

This way the action can be found more easily.

Luka Renko committed changes in /trunk/extragear/graphics/kipi-plugins:

Facebook application type has changed to Desktop (was wrongly set as Web before).

This requires slightly different way of authenticating/signing API requests and will therefore break Facebook import/export for all users that will not upgrade to new code.

Since Release Candidate 2 is this weekend, this should not be for too long. SVN users should just rebuild.

KDE Base

Davide Bettio committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma/dataengines:

Moving calendar data engine to kdebase.

Marco Martin committed changes in /trunk:

import the video widget, will add later to the build

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 923508
Jakub Stachowski committed changes in /branches/work/sonnet-multilang/README:

Some information about what exactly I am trying to achieve in this branch

Ian Reinhart Geiser committed changes in /trunk/playground/base:

Import Blazer into KDE's subversion.
This is a simple desktop shell for use with thin clients and virtualized remote desktops.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 31 more) Revision 923587
Leo Franchi committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok:

move scripted applet to playground. i failed at getting the ruby or python scriptengines working in kubuntu, so i'm putting work on this on hold

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Revision 923840
Davide Bettio committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/libs/plasmaclock:

Adding topsecret file: if you read this file you'll get blind.

Ian Reinhart Geiser committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/blazer/taskitembutton.cpp:

you would think by age 32 i would have right and left sorted out

Matt Rogers committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kate:

Make Kate compilable outside of kdelibs (mostly)

This patch makes katepart compilable outside of kdelibs, minus a few changes needed to the top level CMakeLists.txt file which aren't appropriate for Subversion.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 925330
Trever Fischer committed changes in /trunk/playground/base/plasma/applets/bubblemon:

Initial commit

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 1 more) Revision 925332
Robert Knight committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/konsole/data/keyboard-layouts/default.keytab:

Disable application keypad support in the default key bindings file as, although it produces the correct key codes as tested using 'vttest', it breaks Vim - which enables application key pad by default.

Ben Cooksley committed changes in /trunk:

Move solid-actions-kcm to kdereview

Lucas Murray committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/kwin:

Move desktop layout code into a separate file and class.
This will allow adding more complex desktop layout features (Such as desktop rearranging, and non-rectangular layouts) easier in the future.

Workspace::calcDesktopLayout() has been deprecated.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 925812


Boudewijn Rempt committed changes in /trunk/koffice:

Make it once again possible to compile KOffice with KOXML_USE_QDOM defined; this is not defined by default because it breaks kpresenter, kchart and kplato and it is slower, but it should be definable so we can check for errors in our dom implementation.
(And I'm sure there is one, since if I define KOXML_USE_QDOM, krita loads its documents with Qt45 again, which is broken if it's undefined, but I can now start to debug the problem again).

Note well: KoXmlNode has never been meant as a class you can extend with convenience methods.
Its API should be completely identical with the correspoding Qt class!
Convenience methods should be defined outside this class!

Also note: I have marked all places where applications use the aforementioned convenience methods with XXX!!!

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 28 more) Revision 924631
Lorenzo Villani committed changes in /trunk/koffice/kexi/webforms2:

- webforms2 branch

C. Boemann committed changes in /trunk/koffice/krita/image:

Disable Box, Mitchell,Lanczos3, BSpline,Bell scaling methods

Rename Triangle to Biliniar

Implement Bicubic (test shows it to be as good as photoshops), but it has a bug which gives some nasty sideeffect sometimes.


Michael Pyne committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdemultimedia/juk:

Finally re-enable the Collection interface for D-Bus. I still need to add the trackCover function however.

I think this isn't quite MPRIS compatible, I'll see what we need to do for that at some point.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Revision 923012
Nikolaj Hald Nielsen committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/playlist/view/listview/DefaultPlaylistLayouts.xml:

Add my own personal playlist layout as the 3rd default, now named "Verbose".
This layout has evolved over some time and I think it is pretty solid by now.

The one thing I am still pondering is whether the track names should really be in an italic font or not...

Dan Meltzer committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok:

Solid requires a networking backend to be installed for Solid::Networking to not be useless.
The only backend currently is networkmanager.
Because theirs no Solid::Networking::isUseless() method, only enable the automagic adding/removing of service if networkmanager is found.

This is so not futureproof.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 924045
Casey Link committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/services/lastfm:

Remove the Love/Ban/Skip buttons from the service browser.
They are extraneous and ugly.

Mark Kretschmann committed changes in /trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/context/applets/currenttrack/CurrentTrack.cpp:

"And now for something completely different..." Set a style-sheet on the TabBar widget in the CurrentTrack applet.

You will notice that it looks _very_ different now; much less blocky than before.

But it also still has some issues (at the bottom e.g.), which might be solvable with some tweaking, or not.

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

Factor out all Phonon initialization code into its own method initializePhonon().

I did this for clarity reasons (code is easier to read now), and also in preparation of the "let's re-initialize Phonon if it goes wonky" plan.
Please watch out for regressions.

Networking Tools

Pali Rohár committed changes in /trunk:

Moved skype protocol for kopete from playground to kdereview

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 923598
Friedrich W. H. Kossebau committed changes in /trunk/playground/network:

Initial import: a kioslave listing the network from a device centric point of view, WIP

Includes a rudimentary library solidnetwork which might become part of solid very later on.
It contains objects which represent the current topic of the network and gets updated as the topic changes.
The backends might be the service discovery services (DNSSD,SLP,...), user/admin edited data, and whatever else helps to know about what is/should be in reach of this computer over the net.

Currently DNSSD as delivered by KDNSSD is used to feed some data to play with.

Note: If you play with this version of networkkio, press reload after entering network:/ the first time, because the cache is only filled after the first call to the kioslave.

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 27 more) Revision 924516
Olivier Goffart committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber:

Do not use the old protocol anymore, use XMPP1.0

This means you don't need anymore to configure something special for SSL
Because we now use srv, being able to change the host is usless

Some servers resuire session to be used with XMPP1.0

Also the google server change the resource and doesn't allow us to send a wrong resource in the from field, so don't fill that field

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Revision 926098


Martin Tobias Holmedahl Sandsmark committed changes in /trunk/playground/utils/CMakeLists.txt:

add filelight to utils, it compiles cleanly, and I want to see it on ebn.

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau committed changes in /trunk/playground/network/networkkio/README:

added: README


Frederik Schwarzer committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/kshisen/src:

rework pause mode

- game is now paused if the board loses focus (e.g. if a menu is opened or the application itself loses focus)
- game can now be resumed by clicking the board

There is a strange timer issue that needs to be resolved.
If you pause the game and then choose to play a new game, the timer has the negative pause time. o.O
But that's a different matter and the timers are on my list anyway. Too many type casts... :)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4 Revision 923457
Stas Verberkt committed changes in /trunk:

Move KTron to KDEReview

Frederik Schwarzer committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdegames/kshisen/src:

port to KScoreDialog
Now I need to iron out some rough edges. :)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Revision 924984
Sacha Schutz committed changes in /trunk/playground/games/KALEngine:

(Import KALEngine)

Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 2 more) Revision 925131