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Aaron Seigo Calgary, Canada
Photo of the Day

Plasma 4 Extensions by taskstruct 67 comments

there is a Picture of the Day DataEngine in kdeplasma-addons. it would be great to see your PotD engines added to it, and then your widget could also use that DataEngine. we could move the DataEngine into kde-workspace so it would be available on all Plasma Desktop/Netbook/Tablet systems.

if you're interested in collaborating along these lines, email me! :) aseigo at - Dec 03 2011
Detect My IP

Plasma 4 Extensions by draxcp6 7 comments

.plasmoid packages are only available for scripted plasmoids. compiled C++ plasmoids such as this one need to be built for each target system.

you can use OBS ( to build packages for you though and handles the integration.

cheers... :) - Dec 01 2011
Activity Manager Plasmoid

Plasma 4 Extensions by aavci 33 comments

that network manager plasmoid is actually the upstream KDE one; one of the primary hackers on it is Will Stephenson, who works for SUSE, which makes it all the more ironic :) - Dec 22 2010
Drop To Imageshack

Plasma 4 Extensions by Vicarious 19 comments

ah, it also has upload history. the progress is just the standard busy wheel though :) - Jul 06 2009
Drop To Imageshack

Plasma 4 Extensions by Vicarious 19 comments

in KDE 4.3 there's an included (C++) plasmoid that supports imageshack and pastebin.

it lets you set the servers you wish to use, supports drop from places like ksnapshot, supports middle-click pasting, puts the resulting url on the clipboard and presents you with a button to open it in a browser ... it's pretty cool, and in kdeplasma-addons.

please feel free to join us there to improve it even further! - Jul 06 2009
Tea Cooker

Plasma 4 Extensions by swizec 10 comments

hi =)

cool little plasmoid there.

since we used to ship a tea cooker with kde, it wouldn't be out of the question to put this directly into kdeplasma-addons if you'd like for kde 4.3.

two small things would need to be done first, though:

* there are hardcoded colours; that's no good =) we would need to replace those with colours from the plasma theme.

* the animation should use Animator::customAnimation so that timers can be aligned and the user can turn them off (e.g. when operating over a network).

these are both trivial things, however.

(oh, and bonus points if you'd be cool with formatting the code to follow the kdelibs coding style, though that's not a strict requirement for kdeplasma-addons)

if you're interested, email us at plasma-devel at kde dot org..

cheers! - Jan 15 2009

Plasma Themes by ireko 57 comments

i really like this one! great work... - Jul 11 2008
KLaunch2 - kbfx button

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 21 comments

> You are not the Lazy kind but the
> 'Disinterested' one!

wrong again.

> But you people discard many ideas
> cause it takes a different approach

how about this as an alternative option: sometimes i don't take certain suggestion because they are patently bad?

> I'm suggesting using pixmaps for
> each locale

yes, i know what you're suggesting, and this is horrific for translations. i actually DO happen to care about people who run KDE in non-English set ups, and i DO happen to care about those who do the translating. you may not think this is a big issue, but it is.

> Pixmap is more superior from the
> eyecandy point-of-view, and 'i18n'

again, this isn't necessarily the case at all.

but hey, you'll continue to press your points confirmed in your own belief and discounting those who are working on these issues as disinterested, lazy or whatever. it could never be that perhaps they understand the problems more thoroughly, that they are time constrained, or any other number of issues. - Jun 12 2005
KLaunch2 - kbfx button

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 21 comments

> one can create nice button for that
> too

the problem is that a single graphical button that has an inherent directional quality won't cut it. having N different buttons, one for each possible direction, is not a very lucid way to go.

> A Few people with Translation can
> make it work!

and how do you translate a graphic? that's not how i18n works. it needs to be created at run time based on regular, unicode text. that means having a button that can be stretched horizontally and look good, which can have text of any given font rendered to it and look decent, etc. it's possible, but this button isn't it.

> And there nothing that says K is
> required! And I did not get you.

evidently you didn't get me, no.

imagine this button being in the middle of the panel. you later say that KDE looks ugly (which i disagree with, but whatever), and yet you can't see how this might be an issue?

> Lazy people make miraculous Excuses

hold on here. did you just call me lazy? or are you attempting some cheap psychology on me, expecting me to say "i'm not lazy, let me prove it to you by doing exactly what you want"?

i thought your continuous off-topic postings on theDot were annoying, but you've just redefined the limits of that now haven't you.

and speaking off-topic ranting posts, as usual, you managed to work one in here too.

you seem to really want to be heard and have your issues addressed. i appreciate that. but the way you go about it makes me want to completely ignore you. why would i want to spend any time whatsoever dealing with a person who complains, moans and insults randomly when i could be working with any of the numerous people who are positive, upbeat and help create an atmosphere of care and mutual respect?

something to think about, perhaps. - Jun 12 2005
KLaunch2 - kbfx button

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maarizwan 21 comments

some things to keep in mind:

- right to left desktops
- translations
- there is nothing that says the K menu is on the left.

i have no real beef with rectangular buttons, but the above 3 points are why it's not realistic to go with something like what you have here.

that said, we do have text-aside-button support in kicker in SVN now. - Jun 12 2005

Science by virtualmeet 138 comments

"Qt4 is not yet available in GPL licence...and I will be sure this will happen when they make it for sure."

you can be sure. they've committed to this path publicly and it is in their best interests to do so.

i appreciate the paranoia though ;) - Jun 12 2005
Configuration experience level

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zvonSully 34 comments

agreed. this just doesn't work out very well in practice.

it's been tried before on other platforms and abandoned as the flaws became obvious.

people are not uniformly "beginners" or "advanced" and are very bad at figuring out where they are on such a spectrum. developers who struggle with creating config dialogs would only make more mistakes with this sort of system. and finally, configuring configuration dialogs with metaconfigurations is, if one thinks about it for a few moments, pretty ludicrous =) - Jun 12 2005
Configuration experience level

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zvonSully 34 comments

re: tiles settings in kicker... all of that crap is going away in kde4 =) - Jun 12 2005
that would be the quicklauncher he's using - May 30 2005
KPager2 for Kicker

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lucher 176 comments

voting for that bug on won't get it fixed any faster. it'll happen when it happens. and seeing as it's almost certainly a bug in kpager2, voting for a bug against kicker that i'll end up fixing in this third party applet is probably just a way to annoy me rather than inspire me. - Apr 01 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by LaFleche 25 comments

if it were submitted as a proper patch and added detected of the 3D switcher, i'd seriously consider adding it...

it's actually not that much different from minipager. a few extra methods and a few lines of changed code. unfortunately the author reformatted the entire source file and renamed all the classes (unnecessarily) making it harder that it's worth for me to merge it myself =/

oh, and if you include a file whose copyrights say "see the AUTHORS file" you probably should distribute the AUTHORS file too ;)

i'm not particularly sure why everyone forks kicker's code instead of simply making patches, even if they distribute the result of those patches as well in independent releases. =/ - Mar 06 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by kedge 27 comments

well, seeing as it contains files totaling >6k lines copied directly from kicker itself, i don't think i'd include this as is. too much code duplication.

at least most of the code (almost) properly accredited, unlike many other kicker forkings. =)

(src/containerarea* isn't though, and the AUTHORS file referenced in buttons/* and ui/* contains just Roman's name. so... yeah... almost. =)

anyways, to do this in a way that it would be possible to include with kicker, one would have to port all the buttons to be menuexts, which would be a good thing anyways. it would likely mean moving several classes into libkickermain such as ShowDesktop .. but that too would be good.

it's certainly do-able, and i'd welcome Roman's help in hacking on kicker =) - Mar 06 2005
Improved Preview Operation

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 26 comments

diffs will be necessary to be able to review your changes (which i'll do as soon as there are diffs =)

as for the option, i don't think we need more options. things like this tend to be either better or worse, configuration is only necessary if its worse ;-) - Dec 14 2004

System Software by zogje 21 comments

the point isn't to cover over KDE's configurability, it's to allow for the sort of definitions and control that is required in school, corporate and public-use (e.g. kiosk terminal) scenarios. i think you perhaps misunderstood the point of this tool, and indeed the point of the Kiosk framework as a whole.

that said, the UI could use some work, but it's early days for this (very cool and much needed) tool.

i just hope that Novell (who now owns SUSE, who employs Waldo, who is writing Kiosktool) sees the value in it and creates tie-ins with their eDirectory (previously NDS) identity management tools. - Jul 08 2004
Actionmenu "make file executable"

Dolphin Service Menus by optionX 12 comments - Mar 07 2004

IDEs by milianw 80 comments

i don't use an IDE personally, but i've heard nothing but good things about KDevelop3. what in particular about KDevelop3 did you find so inferior to 2.1? - Jan 28 2004

Utilities by dec0ding 1 comment

similar apps that come with kde include kalarm and ktimer ... worth checking out as well if you need/want such a program. - Jan 25 2004
Sitting around the gear (Rendered & SVG)

Various Artwork by Yaba 22 comments

it's very nice! it communicates the message clearly and effectively (that it is a meeting about kde) in a rather clever way.

i prefer the simple gear of the large picture, but the shadows and symmetry of the chairs of the second. the chairs look somehow unreal and too angular in contrast with the smooth lines of the cog.. - Jan 17 2004

Various Artwork by zmeden 8 comments

this is my favourite thus far... with all the options being churned out it'll be hard to decide, but this one really speaks to me. the only suggestion i'd have is to dump the "germany": it doesn't work with the rest of the composition and how many other Stuttgarts that might host a KDE meet are there, really? =) - Jan 16 2004
how to edit right click

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Bigshut 5 comments

you can find a full article that goes through creating servicemenus step-by-step here: - Jul 29 2003

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 18 comments

i believe there was a commit to CVS just today that added both add/remove buttons to the tab bar as well as close buttons that appear on hover.. i haven't recompiled to check it out yet, but that's what the CVS log msg said, so... here's hoping =0 - May 27 2003
File Manager + DE Usability

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 35 comments

... anyone gets the impression this has anything to do with usability: it doesn't. =)

the points about Konqueror's highlighting not being the most artistic in the world are accurate. but this isn't about usability it's about how things look. - Feb 07 2003

Various Stuff by yf12s 32 comments

rendering common elements of the desktop really needs to be kept in the widget style IMHO. this will keep things looking and working consistently. this means largely sticking to already existing widgets.

you are correct that many of the pseudoscreenshots so far mostly consist of new graphic treatments of the menu. such a graphical facelift should be handled by the widget theme. - Oct 21 2002

Various Stuff by yf12s 32 comments

there is a link to some work that i started during 3.1 and will finish for 3.2 ... i put it aside for 3.2 to take care of more pressing issues for 3.1 ...

the source and screenshot are a bit old. i've got some slightly newer work on my HD at home.

the design is not meant to create a new popup menu widget (how will it look consistent with the given style, otherwise) but there is quite a bit of graphic design to be done on it. the focus is REAL usability and functionality. - Oct 21 2002