More news from Plasmaland

March 27, 2009

Well, it seems to be the season when Plasma developers are blogging again about their progress =)…so..here I go =)

The weeks befora Bossa Conference Sebas started helping me with Pastebin applet as we discussed during Tokamak: it was not as sexy as a plasmoid needs to be. So he just started (re)doing the UI bits and I tried to help him a little bit. We cleaned the code, changed the UI completely and now it’s much better!

New pastebin UI (left default view, right mouse hover view)

Default view (left), Mouse Hovering (right)

Now you can also put it on your panel and have something that looks nice (instead of just a sentence telling you to drop stuff in that region)..We also added tooltips showing the status of the applet.

How it looks on the panel

How it looks at the panel

Today the only thing that was not working was fixed and now notifications are working! So when it finishes posting your stuff, you’ll see a nice kde4 notification telling you that the URL was automatically copied to your clipboard.

pastebin's notification

pastebin's notification

From the functionalities point of view, thanks to Davide we now have a context action (right click menu action) that performs a “paste” if you copied something (CTRL+C) and wants to directly paste into the applet. I also made it more “mouse friendly”: you can also middle click it and what you have in your clipboard will be pasted.

Now I’m really looking forward GSoC proposals and I hope to be a good mentor. There are a lot of proposals and the subjects that most interest me are Plasmate, Kinetic and Plasma-MID. Two weeks ago I gave a talk about GSoC and KDE at a local university. It was really good:

Talk about GSoC (left) and students (right)

Talk about GSoC (left) and students (right)

Now I’m planning to really focus on plasma-mid and plasmate that are the running projects (during my free time). As (almost) everybody knows, during work we’re playing with Animated Layouts inside Kinetic.

7 Responses to “More news from Plasmaland”

  1. That’s exactly how I want it. Awesome.

    Keep on roking!

  2. maybe,

    “Drop!” -> “Drop here” (2 lines)

    ?

  3. Lol… Today I was using pastBin PLasmoid, And I dreamed about a nice icon istead the current one.

  4. pastebin plasmoid is my favourite feature of KDE 4.3, just one little wish:
    a little history is neccessary in right click menu that shows the last few pasted stuff.

  5. I agree with Emil above, a history of the last 3 entries would be nice.

  6. Hmm, what about extending pastebin plasmoid to do the job of klipper and provide a function to send data on pastebin.com?

  7. Please give us the best desktop in Kde 4.3, users need a solid rock system like GNOME or Aqua

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