úterý 30. července 2013

This month (July) in Red Hat KDE

After a couple of really hot days I'm back with a short overview of what kept us[1] busy while working on KDE in Red Hat this month.


  • dvratil and jgrulich attended Akademy, the annual KDE developers' conference in Bilbao, Spain 
  • dvratil did a lightning talk about KScreen, became maintainer of Akonadi and did usability testing of KScreen KCM 
  • wrote article for community.redhat.com together (dvratil, jgrulich, ltoscano and skumari (not finished ATM) 
  • Fedora 19 release party - What's new in F19/KDE talk (ltinkl, mbriza) 
  • KDE feature for F20: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/KDE411

Plasma-nm (ltinkl, jgrulich)

  • submitted plasma-nm as a new feature for Fedora 20 → https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Plasma-nm
  • #321907 - Missing "DHCP, address only" settings 
  • #322192 - WPA2 dialog blocks Plasma 
  • implemented import/export VPN connections 
  • a lot of bugfixes and usability improvements 
  • usability session on Akademy with usability experts 
  • a new draft for plasma-nm applet (we had a very long discussion with usability experts on Akademy) which should be much better from usability point of view 
  • working on Active Network Setting for Plasma Active 
  • cleaning up last bits for a first official release

KScreen (dvratil)

  • rewritten underlying application logic from JS to C++ 
  • started fixing some issues found during the usability sessions at Akademy 

Akonadi/KDEPIM (dvratil)

DM (mbriza):

  • Proposed SDDM as the default DM for upcoming Fedora 20. Packaged it, opened a review request, currently being processed to be included in git. 
  • #983619 - have a patch complete, didn't push yet 
  • #975079 - further multiseat work, in cooperation with the SUSE folks 

[1] Martin Bříza (mbriza), Jan Grulich (jgrulich), Than Ngo (than), Lukáš Tinkl (ltinkl), Dan Vrátil (dvratil)

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