15 March, 2008

what, two panels?

Even though it's not friday anymore, I was kind'a inspired by Aaron's blog to start playing with plasma again. Aaron speaks about an add panel patch from Stephan Binner and I had to check it out. So here you go:

As you can see, Plasma now also supports themes, I would love to see the Fluffy Bunny theme get in there by default :D

There still are some issues with layouting of widgets, sometimes they overlay each other. And it's pretty hard to move them on the panel (hint: you can't) (edit: Binner just blogged about a patch he has ready which will make this possible!!!). I hope these can be worked out before a release, as such things are very crucial to a 'finished' feel. But despite these issues, it's getting more and more fun to play with Plasma - pity I forgot to put the ball on those screenshots... (Edit, I didn't forget it, it's there, just look under the comics plasmoid) Yes, a ball. Red. Round. You can throw it around, it bounces of the side of the screen and the panels. Nice demonstration of physics on the Plasma desktop. I wonder who will come up with a patch which lets you throw all widgets around ;-)

Oh, and check the Plasma Roadmap on Techbase, it has some nice stuff already. I hope they can get to all of it...


  1. The reason I don't use KDE4 as my main login is I'm addicted to the top panel being 'Mac OS-style' and I can't even use KDE3 apps without disabling that in my KDE3 config or not using KDE3 apps.
    I hope that feature gets to be alt least part of KDE4. I'll be much happier. Of course, I'll probably need to switch KDE3 apps into menu-in-window and have KDE4 apps be in the upper taskbar, but that's just the opposite of what I'm doing now.

  2. @theGZeus: yeah, that's a feature waiting for someone to implement/port it ;-)

  3. Ah I see the trolls still haven't fixed a bug I noticed (and told them about) a couple of years ago. Namely rotated text looks shit. It is all jaggledy and the kerning is way off. Would be cool if someone could fix it (not that I expect many people to actually use rotated post-its!

  4. i don't think it's actually that easy to mak rotated text fast and nice. other toolkits (e.g wxGTK) just draw into an image non-rotated and then rotate that image. now, qt is a lot of better than that in this area

  5. What's happening to PlanetKDE? It has this post from MARCH on front page.

  6. Some Iranian KDE Users ( Roozbeh , Everplays , Mtux & ... ) created KDE 4.2 Counter ! Enjoy these Banners :





    Also Persian Banner is available :






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