KDE 4 Progress
It has been a fun week. Sitting together with Andre, Daniel, Dirk, Jared, Klaas, Stephan and Will in the openSUSE office and hacking on KDE 4. There was one point in time when seven of ten KDE commits where coming from this office. I'm pretty much convinced now that we are on track with KDE 4. There certainly still is some way ahead, but we are getting there. This will be an exciting release. Of course I'm writing this blog entry on a KDE 4 desktop.
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I made a lot of progress on KOrganizer. It's pretty usable now. I fixed stuff like the creation of all-day events, the event indicators, coloring of events, got rid of some old cruft and Qt3 remains, and implemented header labels for the great multi-timezone view in the agenda view.
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Casper did some work on the Oxygen style and fixed some bugs. This is nicely coming along. I really like it. It's beautifully elegant and if you tweak the color scheme a bit, it also doesn't suffer the lack of contrast it apparently has by default. Tobias worked on KAddressbook and fixed the bug which prevented creation of new address books. Lots of other work happened as well and I also had a couple of good chats on IRC. As most of my KDE time is spent on the e.V. these days, it feels particularly good to be in development mode for a change.
Item viewer - do we need it?
That's great screenshot. I like idea to show different time zones in view.
But do we need item viewer in left corner? It's just wastes space.
Maybe it would be good idea to do like it is in Apple ical, to put all information in pop-up window. When mouse cursor is on event - pop-up window appears with all info from item viewer.
It is such pop-up window in KDE 3.5, but now it's just summary info about event.
When item viewer is removed, there will be more space for displaying 2 moths instead of one.
If you don't want to have the item viewer just hide it and you have space for another month of the date navigator.
Yes, I know.
I allready hide it. All my friends using KDE hide it too.
My proposal was just to hide it by default.