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Getting started on KDEPIM

written on Thursday, June 20, 2013

As you may remember, I have been working on KDEPIM lately. For now I have mostly worked on KMail, getting simple changes done to get used to the project.

Refreshed search dialog

The layout of the search dialog has been refreshed, it used to look like this:

In 4.11 it now looks like this:

I also spent a bit of time working on behavior: you can now press Enter right after entering a search pattern to start a search. It's a little thing, but it is the kind of changes which makes the user experience smoother.

Small is beautiful

Or so they say. We developers are used to high-resolution screens but many users use netbooks with 1024x600 screens (the horror!). Unfortunately, KMail configuration dialog did not fit in such a small rectangle, so I massaged the various configuration pages to reduce the minimum necessary size for the dialog. The minimum size for the dialog is now 780x567 pixels on my machine (you may get different results depending on widget style and fonts).

Miscellaneous fixes

I also made some smaller fixes:

More to come

Some of the work I started spiralled into big refactorings, so I postponed them for now and created less invasive fixes for 4.11. There should be enough time to get them in as well as some more important new features I have in mind in KDEPIM 4.12.

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