Notifications, let the redesign begin
So, it seems it's that time of the year again... the plasmoid used in KDE Plasma Desktop to display notifications and the progress of transfer jobs started to really show its age, due to some bad limitations in the old QGraphicsview code to handle complex layouts, so it appeared quite buggy and not so smooth to use. Yes, I'm aware that sometimes it started to dance resizing itself several times in a row, and there wasn't much to be done on that regard... Until now :D
Plasma QML documentation
Brand new Widgets explorer
The rewamp of the KDE Plasma Desktop is continuing: in the 4.8 release it got a completely new QML based device notifier (already quite improved for 4.9), now a new redesign has landed in master, scheduled for the 4.9 release of KDE Plasma Desktop.
Little big cleaning details
Separed at birth
Here are two screenshots of Microblog plasmoids. There are two nice novelties that can be noted here (due respectively to KDE Plasma Workpace 4.6 and 4.7) are the support of "reply to message id" in the twitter API, so in Identica conversations will appear correctly threaded (sadly there is still no way to retrieve that threading information from the API) and the support for marking messages as favorites, that will appear in 4.7
Good old habits: notifications again
We didn't put or effort only in the mobile environment or the new declarative "way of doing plasmoids", but the general polish of the traditional desktop shell, the "most immediate need" for users is quite high on our priority list too.
A Declaration of Plasma Love
The image on the left is a new (example) plasmoid that marks an important change... this is going to be a quite massive blog post, with pretty technical details about what I think is going to be a feature of an higly important strategic relevance on the road towards Plasma as a mature and powerful platform.