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Mon, Jan 13

The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the task description for T12538: Some ideas for KDE Plasma 6.
Mon, Jan 13, 7:53 PM · Plasma 6
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the task description for T12538: Some ideas for KDE Plasma 6.
Mon, Jan 13, 7:51 PM · Plasma 6
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the task description for T12538: Some ideas for KDE Plasma 6.
Mon, Jan 13, 7:49 PM · Plasma 6
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the task description for T12538: Some ideas for KDE Plasma 6.
Mon, Jan 13, 7:49 PM · Plasma 6
The-Feren-OS-Dev triaged T12538: Some ideas for KDE Plasma 6 as Wishlist priority.
Mon, Jan 13, 7:48 PM · Plasma 6
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a watcher for Plasma 6: The-Feren-OS-Dev.
Mon, Jan 13, 7:23 PM

Sat, Jan 11

The-Feren-OS-Dev planned changes to D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Sat, Jan 11, 9:26 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12308: Dolphin UI redesign.

So are we officially abandoning the idea of moving the Breadbcrumbs/URL Navigator into the toolbar? Shall we close T11663?

Sat, Jan 11, 6:41 PM · Dolphin, Goal: All About the Apps, VDG

Fri, Jan 10

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Looks like this needs a bit of CMake work to stop installing the old icons:

# from directory: /home/nate/kde/build/plasma-framework
gmake[2]: *** No rule to make target '/home/nate/kde/src/plasma-framework/src/desktoptheme/air/icons/nepomuk.svg', needed by 'src/desktoptheme/oxygen/oxygen.gzipped/icons/nepomuk.svgz'.  Stop.
gmake[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:880: src/desktoptheme/oxygen/CMakeFiles/oxygen_desktoptheme_graphics_icons.dir/all] Error 2

Probably need to add the new ones too.

Fri, Jan 10, 8:34 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

@bruns @ngraham What do you two think about using the find icon as the search icon, given IIRC we used the find icon for search in Dolphin in the Oxygen-era/KDE4-era?

Fri, Jan 10, 7:53 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

There we go. Noticed there was a slight imperfection with the icon alignment in the previous edit so fixed that.

Fri, Jan 10, 7:51 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search' and redesign Oxygen/Air 'search' icon

Fri, Jan 10, 7:50 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'

Fri, Jan 10, 7:40 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

*sigh* It seems scour-icon decided to nuke the layer names that made the icons identifiable, working on fixing that now.

Fri, Jan 10, 7:32 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

^ that was just me scour-icon'ing the SVG file as I forgot to initially.

Fri, Jan 10, 7:27 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search' and restyle Oxygen/Air Search Icon

Fri, Jan 10, 7:26 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search' and restyle Oxygen/Air's icon

Fri, Jan 10, 7:22 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Hmph... Oxygen has a low-quality 'search' icon. I'll update the diff again in a bit to add a higher quality version of the icon in SVG form if I can find a higher quality SVG of the icon from Oxygen.

Fri, Jan 10, 7:03 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'

Fri, Jan 10, 6:56 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

Alright, I'll look into having a replacement icon for Oxygen/Air.

Fri, Jan 10, 4:49 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

If anyone has any issues with removing the 'nepomuk' icon theming, please be sure to let me know so I can add them back in again on this patch to be alongside the 'search' theming to sort that issue out.

Fri, Jan 10, 4:27 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a reviewer for D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search': VDG.
Fri, Jan 10, 2:59 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a reviewer for D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search': Plasma.
Fri, Jan 10, 2:59 PM · Frameworks

Thu, Jan 9

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

I still think the proper fix was to investigate why the widget explorer didn't show an icon instead of randomly changing the icon it uses which can have potential impact on other themes

This is a fix to it happening in real-time in Plasmashell me making this patch is not related to a potential issue with Widget Explorer. However, I could easily edit this patch to retain the nepomuk icons alongside the renamed ones if needed.

But if I understood it right this patch is a reaction to an issue caused by changing the icon which was caused by the widget explorer issue?

Thu, Jan 9, 11:16 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.

I still think the proper fix was to investigate why the widget explorer didn't show an icon instead of randomly changing the icon it uses which can have potential impact on other themes

Thu, Jan 9, 11:13 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev retitled D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search' from Rename nepomuk Plasma Theme icons to 'search' to Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.
Thu, Jan 9, 11:03 PM · Frameworks
The-Feren-OS-Dev requested review of D26555: Rename 'nepomuk' Plasma Theme icons to 'search'.
Thu, Jan 9, 11:01 PM · Frameworks

Mon, Jan 6

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

Alternatively, we could make use of the tech Plasma uses to launch Latte if a Global Theme specifies Latte as a startup service.

Mon, Jan 6, 2:10 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

Alternatively, we could make use of the tech Plasma uses to launch Latte if a Global Theme specifies Latte as a startup service.

Mon, Jan 6, 2:09 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

@mvourlakos Is there currently a D-Bus method for starting Latte that can be used? Asking to save myself looking around for it when I work on the Global Theme KCM Code once more.

Mon, Jan 6, 1:15 PM · Plasma

Sat, Jan 4

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T11052: Accent Colors, Color Ramps and other improvements to theming..

Some more ideas I'd like to see implemented, when we add accent colours, on the colour scheme creation side:

Sat, Jan 4, 9:17 PM · Plasma, VDG

Fri, Jan 3

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12308: Dolphin UI redesign.

If those ideas are implemented, Dolphin looks just like it does in these concepts layout-wise and Recent is placeable in the Places part as just "Recent" it'd be darn perfect.

Fri, Jan 3, 4:34 PM · Dolphin, Goal: All About the Apps, VDG
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12308: Dolphin UI redesign.

Just an idea I'd love to see implemented:

  1. Have the fallback menu button if no menu is shown be an optional toolbar component that can be moved or removed
  2. Have the menu appear when pressing ALT and then disappear after being used, like in Windows.
Fri, Jan 3, 4:24 PM · Dolphin, Goal: All About the Apps, VDG

Thu, Jan 2

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

But would it still carry out the operation if that message displayed or not?

Thu, Jan 2, 6:17 PM · Plasma

Tue, Dec 31

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

Does the command work when Latte Dock is already running in the background? Just asking now so I don't accidentally cause the import to happen twice if Latte Dock is running.

Tue, Dec 31, 5:41 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

Alright, I'm going to try and implement this now Feren OS Dec 2019 is done.

Tue, Dec 31, 12:08 AM · Plasma

Mon, Dec 30

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12444: Advertise Plasma to Windows 7 refugees.

"Re-create a theme that looks and feels like Windows 7?"

Mon, Dec 30, 8:33 PM · KDE Promo

Sun, Dec 29

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12443: Multi-level Appearance KCM.

Apart from desiring having a 'Global Style' sub-KCM for only applying the Theme part of the Global Theme like how Desktop Layout is only applying the Layout part of the Global Theme, this is pretty much perfect already for a Proof-of-Concept and in terms of its GUI design.

Sun, Dec 29, 2:16 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign, VDG

Sat, Dec 28

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T11052: Accent Colors, Color Ramps and other improvements to theming..

At its simplest, it'd probably look like this, however it would be nice if it had a tickbox directly above it for enabling desktop background dependant colouring instead and maybe also have a bunch more colour options. Max cap, I suggest, for custom colours would be 30 custom colours, with every new colour made after that point causing the custom colours to shift backwards once overriding the 1st colour and then the newest one would be on the end of the 30th custom colour.

Sat, Dec 28, 11:21 PM · Plasma, VDG
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T11746: Make it possible to only apply certain parts of a Global Theme.

+1 on the splitting of Global Theme into Global Theme and Desktop Layout.

Sat, Dec 28, 9:12 PM · VDG, Plasma

Sun, Dec 22

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12412: Tweak KColorSchemeEditor layout.

Just an idea for the redesign: Maybe have an optional setting for setting an "Accent Colour" at the top of the list which then sets Focus, Hover Decoration and other colours that are basically an Accent Colour setting but with applicable shades. Optional so that people can easily set it all in one go while other people can still have full control over their colour palette.

Sun, Dec 22, 5:31 PM · Plasma, VDG

Dec 20 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12400: Consider what position KDE Neon should take regarding Flatpak, Snaps, and packages future.

While I haven't been in the loop much regarding the advantages and disadvantages of both packaging systems, I do know making use of Flatpak or Snaps is a good idea on the terms that we can nail the desktop integration between applications and the overall Plasma and KDE experience first time.

Dec 20 2019, 10:55 PM · Neon

Dec 10 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12192: Tweak SimpleMenu layout and replace Kickoff.

Just in case we do go with the Simple Menu idea, here's the Feren OS mod of Simple Menu to save you flipping the categories and apps list:

Dec 10 2019, 5:53 PM · Plasma, VDG
The-Feren-OS-Dev awarded T12192: Tweak SimpleMenu layout and replace Kickoff a Love token.
Dec 10 2019, 3:34 PM · Plasma, VDG
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T12192: Tweak SimpleMenu layout and replace Kickoff.

I think the layout is entirely fine now if not perfect, TBH, based on the latest comment to have a design in it. The search bar is placed near the menu so users see it first, and the search bar is usually always near the panel.

Dec 10 2019, 3:33 PM · Plasma, VDG
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T9041: New "Home" tab for Kickoff.

1x

This feels quite cluttered to me.

To be honest, I kind of think we were on the right track with the discussion of just replacing Kickoff with SimpleMenu by default and adding some more features to it. With the addition of "Recent Documents" and "Places" as categories on the side, it's almost there feature-wise.

Dec 10 2019, 3:29 PM · Plasma, VDG

Nov 30 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

+1 Noto
-1 Kabel

Also did this some time ago, probably doesn't work but eh, maybe it gives some ideas for the horizontal ones.
It uses Noto ExtraBold to match the Kabel's K thickness/weight, and has a "base" logo where you can add ".org", or "Made by", etc without it looking off


Nov 30 2019, 5:04 PM · VDG, KDE Promo
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

TBH, I like the Noto Sans design the most, however for font consistency Kabel is kinda decent.

Nov 30 2019, 4:40 PM · VDG, KDE Promo

Nov 17 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

I'll get back to this later, with https://phabricator.kde.org/D23117, but for now this idea is on the backburner (kind of) while I release Feren OS Next. I will get back to this though and start working on making the import Latte Layout call be integrated into the aforementioned patch once I'm done with releasing Feren OS Next officially, though.

Nov 17 2019, 2:13 AM · Plasma

Nov 16 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D24706: [RFC] Change button style.

How about doing what GNOME does with Adwaita where a small drop shadow is applied on the bottom of the button to create the illusion of a push-in-able button only for the shadow to then go when the button is being pushed down?

Nov 16 2019, 10:02 PM · Breeze, VDG, Plasma

Oct 23 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the test plan for D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Oct 23 2019, 3:37 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.

Edited code based on feedback and added Latte Dock layout and BorderlessMaximisedWindow value changing functionality

Oct 23 2019, 3:18 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

Added in the Latte Dock changing to patch D23117, however direct layout importing is not yet implemented into this patch (I think that should come in a later patch at a later time as you're still working on getting the code completely done on Latte's side at this point in time anyway).

Oct 23 2019, 3:13 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the summary of D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Oct 23 2019, 3:11 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the test plan for D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Oct 23 2019, 3:10 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.

Added support for BorderlessMaximizedWindows and specifying a Latte Layout - Based on a code review, re-added original behaviour for Splash Screen setting if there's no 'defaults' file

Oct 23 2019, 3:02 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

Started working on a patch for the Latte Dock layout specifying part at least. Is there a DBus Signal I can use for cleanly quitting Latte so that Look & Feels can also specify to not have Latte running at all?

Oct 23 2019, 1:48 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

That is a pretty good idea. Also for Latte not running we can use KWriteConfig for the layout changing part too so it always changes no matter what, though Import will be another pain of its own, potentially.

Oct 23 2019, 1:07 PM · Plasma

Oct 22 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T7622: Support Latte Dock layout in Look N' Feel packages.

@The-Feren-OS-Dev hello I read at a new article at https://medium.com/feren-os/a-whole-slew-of-updates-got-released-for-feren-os-next-6c880d6eedda that you are playing with Latte and more specific:

lattedockrc: UniversalSettings: currentLayout

I suppose you are using it in order to swich at a Latte layout. I would like to ask if you are using the dbus way or manually(1. close Latte, change the currentLayout and reload Latte afterwards)

Oct 22 2019, 9:38 AM · Plasma

Sep 19 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.

@fvogt Nope, but now you've mentioned that I've added an extra line if there's no defaults file found to set the Splash Screen to be the Look & Feel name like it originally would do.

Sep 19 2019, 5:19 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the diff for D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
  • Based on a code review, re-added original behaviour for Splash Screen setting if there's no 'defaults' file
Sep 19 2019, 5:16 PM · Plasma

Sep 16 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the test plan for D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Sep 16 2019, 5:55 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the test plan for D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Sep 16 2019, 5:55 PM · Plasma

Sep 4 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D23687: New Bottom Help text.

Alright, in terms of strings if I were to make one suggestion it'd be this:
Change the SHIFT tips to language like "(Hold SHIFT to Blah)" (e.g.: "Hold SHIFT to Magnify").

Sep 4 2019, 2:01 PM · Spectacle

Sep 3 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D23687: New Bottom Help text.

To be honest I'd say it'd probably look better if it's more in-line with how status boxes look on Discover (and throughout Kirigami, IIRC) style-wise with its background, border and shadows, but hey that's just my opinion on it.

Sep 3 2019, 1:52 PM · Spectacle

Aug 26 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.

Pong.

Aug 26 2019, 5:13 PM · Plasma

Aug 23 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T9460: Consider a more user-friendly SpinBox control.

If I add my late input on this: I'd say the + should indeed be on the right side of the input and on the right of - so that both are touching each other. Just that this is the most commonly used design that users except for a spinbutton outside of both being on top of each other (aka the currently used design), plus it'd add a bit of consistency with the GTK Breeze themeing.

Aug 23 2019, 12:46 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines, Kirigami, Breeze, VDG

Aug 13 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a watcher for Plasma: The-Feren-OS-Dev.
Aug 13 2019, 12:23 PM

Aug 12 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the summary of D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Aug 12 2019, 9:56 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev updated the summary of D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Aug 12 2019, 9:50 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev retitled D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows from kcmlookandfeel - Fixed Splash Screen applying to kcmlookandfeel - Correctly set the Splash Screen to what the Look & Feel intends for it to be set to.
Aug 12 2019, 9:48 PM · Plasma
The-Feren-OS-Dev requested review of D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.
Aug 12 2019, 9:45 PM · Plasma

Jul 18 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T11227: Loading Look and Feel.

-snip-
That means instead of the loading bar we should then just have the spinning indicator. While it may remove some detail in terms of how much a program has left to load, we can either move that into their window list item's progress bar ala Spectacle's timer or we could just take into account the fact that once it starts progressing it'll most likely be finished doing whatever it does on most of these applications anyway in a few seconds (therefore making having a progress bar redundant anyway).

The point of a longform loading screen is to be for things that may not complete in a few seconds like refreshing repositories on Discover's start (add distro repositories + repos for universal packages and there's probably a lot to do). Nothing kills user experience more than a dreaded nonstop loading screen with an indeterminate indicator. If loading must take a while, there should be effort to let users know how much time is left or how much is done versus how much there is to do.

Jul 18 2019, 8:50 PM · Goal: Consistency, VDG
The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T11227: Loading Look and Feel.

GNOME does something pretty nice: they draw a blank/white background with a monochrome desaturated version of the app's icon in the middle. It looks really classy IMO. We could do the same, maybe also with a monochrome desaturated indeterminate progress bar below the icon.

That's pretty much the long form loading that I described - mostly because that's what I drew most of my inspiration from.

The example I gave of what Discover could be is literally just a description of GNOME Software's start loading screen

Jul 18 2019, 7:39 PM · Goal: Consistency, VDG

Jun 10 2019

The-Feren-OS-Dev added a comment to T10047: Guerilla UX testing: a GNOME switcher.

I'd like to step in here if it's fine. I've been working on Feren OS Next, a Plasma-using Ubuntu Distribution that aims to do multiple things. One of those things happens to be providing a more-complete Look & Feel layout application process which affects more than what it currently does.
Examples of things it also affects includes:

  • The current Latte Dock layout being used
  • The titlebar buttons layout in both KWin and GTK Headerbars (when used in conjunction with an XSettings Daemon like the one Feren OS Next uses, otherwise only KWin is affected)
  • The applied GTK 2 and 3 theme
  • The icon set applied to GTK 2 and 3 Applications to add consistency
  • The cursor theme applied to GTK 2 and 3 Applications for the same reason
  • Whether titlebars are hidden on maximise
  • Whether to assign Meta input to Latte Dock or Plasmashell (this was before I found out that Latte Dock made that an option in their Settings window)
  • More
Jun 10 2019, 5:48 PM · VDG, Plasma