Aurélien Gâteau

June 2011 wrap-up

written on Thursday, July 7, 2011

8th of July, high time for June wrap up...

I was away for a little less than two weeks in June, as I attended the Qt Contributor Summit (see report) and a Canonical Sprint.


Most of my time this month was spent on Gwenview, polishing it to be ready for the KDE SC 4.7 release. Here is the list of changes I made:

  • Black screen fixes
  • Thumbnails are now automatically refreshed when they are modified from a KIPI plugin or outside Gwenview. Additionally, the user can press F5 in thumbnail mode to force a thumbnail refresh.
  • In the importer, the "Import all" button is now only enabled if there are documents to import.
  • The crop tool got reworked:
    • The widget now remains visible when zooming and scrolling
    • The widget adjusts its position when the window is enlarged
    • The crop side handles are always visible even when one zoom to a point where only part of the crop selection is visible
  • Other smaller bug fixes...

"Common UI mistakes in KDE applications" series

I didn't write any new article for my series on common UI mistakes in KDE applications but I created a page to link them all.

I would like to add links to the page from the articles themselves but I need advice on the best way to do this without causing Planet KDE and Planet Ubuntu to repost them. Any idea?

Desktop Summit

I registered for the Desktop Summit, and will hopefully be holding a workshop there, more on this later.


Finally I did some work on Skanlite, which I use quite a lot to scan my receipts.

  • Removed crosshair cursor from view scrollbars
  • Added colon for property labels
  • Moved checkbox labels to the right
  • Proposed use of KIntNumInput and KDoubleNumInput to replace home-made widgets (not in yet)

I have other ideas for Skanlite. Time will tell if I get some of them done in July (and if Kåre, Skanlite maintainer, accepts them of course)

As usual, if you want to, you are welcome to support me.

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