Plasma Active Two
Today, Plasma Active Two has been released. It has been a pretty hectic 3 months, a very short period that produced anyways a couple of significant architectural enhancements.
Enhancements that are for both users, that will find more nice features and developers, that will find more nice tools for writing new applications and plugins. A way more complete feature tour can be found here. Here are just a couple of things that are quite importnant to me.
- Recommendations: organizing items in activities is even easier: you worked for a while on a file or on a website? a simple button to add it to the activity will be present in the left side panel.
- QtComponents: a new widget set to be used in QML applications, that makes very easy porting an application from Harmattan or Symbian.
- Bugfixes: we want to make the user experience as smooth as possible ;)
Big props and thanks to everyone that helped out with this release, a group that is growing more and more, from individuals to companies.
Why sound, device notification, sleep, network icons are at left ? Why action icons: share, like, connect, home are at right ?
They are usually at the other side.
In the browser, the stop/reload button is at the right of the url bar but it is a navigation button like previous and next (that are at left).
Other browsers moved it at right because they merged it with the "go" button. It is not merged in your browser, you should be consistent.
Anyway this is a nice job.
Plasma active give me ideas for a new K Menu for plasma desktop. A K Menu that combine activity switcher/manager, recommanded apps and application categories.