New QML components: Know thy dialogs
New QML components: IconItem
Lazy loading QML
Okular on touch screens
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.
Build a device scalable user interface
As previewed some time ago, the ongoing effort of porting the current stock Plasma Desktop widgets to QML isn't not just recreating them and be done with it, but rather pushing QML a bit beyond of what it can usually do and give a platform to build user interfaces that can adapt to different kinds of situations and devices permitting of:
Towards a declarative Plasma: Containments and tablets
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
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.
QtQuick, the Plasma way
Those days, working hard on bugfixing and polishing for the 4.5 SC release, however caught by the impatience of testing the new shiny features that will be in Qt 4.7, I gave a try on a weird crossover you'll hear more and more about in the future: QtQuick+Plasma