Feature freeze! Pencils down! (Note to self, FF comes quite early in my timezone.)
So it’s feature freeze time. That means from now until 9.04 opens up no new packages can be added. That being said, I think we stand well in regards to our Plasma offerings in Intrepid Ibex.
A default install of Intrepid will give you:
-All the regular plasmoids in KDE4
-All the plasmoids from the kdeplasma-addons module.
Starting from the desktop you can see the standard folderview applet which houses all the icons in ~Desktop. We also have a notes plasmoid on there which we’re going to use to deliver some sort of welcome message, but we’re going to have to patch kdebase-workspace for that one since the message will need to be translated, etc. Will probably come when we package KDE 4.1.1
Moving down to the panel we have standard Kickoff.
Right next to Kickoff we have the QuickAccess plasmoid which by default displays your home dir. It’s quite nifty.
On the other side of the task manager we have the “Show Dashboard” Widget in between the pager and the systray for easy access to the Plasma dashboard. Then we have systray, new device notifier, clock, and trashcan. No explanation needed for those.
In addition to the default setup we also have quite a few plasmoids installable via apt-get or everybody’s favorite graphical apt frontend. Here’s the list of apt-get installable plasmoids:
plasmoid-am4rok – A controller plasmoid for Amarok and JuK (Doesn’t work with amarok at the moment due to Amarok2 DBus API changes )
plasmoid-flickr – A flickr plasmoid for KDE 4
plasmoid-lancelot – An alternative launcher menu plasmoid for KDE
plasmoid-previewer – A simple file previewer plasmoid
plasmoid-system-status – monitors the average cpu usage (vorian did this one)
plasmoid-teacooker – A Teacooker plasmoid for KDE 4 (Wubbbi did this one)
plasmoid-toggle-compositing – A Plasmoid for toggling desktop effects
plasmoid-weather – A weather display plasmoid for KDE 4
plasmoid-wifi – A Plasmoid that displays WiFi connection strength
One note, you have to run kbuildsycoca4 from the terminal before these will show up in the widgets lists.
I’d say that list looks pretty nice. Well, I hope it does, because that’s been my main packaging focus for this cycle.
The ninjas are gearing up to package KDE 4.1.1 soon, so here’s where I make my shadowy exit to the bowels of IRC.