Monthly Archives: June 2011

KDE-Telepathy presence plasmoid preview (alpha-release)

After various discussions and reading about users preferences and ideas, this is how the presence plasmoid will look in the kde-telepathy pre-alpha release.

normal view

As you can see I’ve opted for the extended view showing the user all his contacts and status info.
On the left panel there is what I call the “global” panel. From this panel you control all your im accounts and set nickname, status message, presence and avatar.
On the right there is the “detail” panel. Panel where all your im accounts are shown. These accounts can be modified individually for what concerns their presence and avatar.

You’ll have noticed that there is also a scroll bar in the right panel. I implemented this because not everyone is able to figure out how to scroll a list view *sigh* and also because it might be easier for people to use instead of the mouse wheel or dragging the list.

The scroll bar is shown when the height of the applet is inferior to the number of accounts to be shown. When the scroll bar is not needed, this will fade out and leave some extra space in you plasmoid (see below).

expanded view

 

There are some implementations I could not add in this version because I need version 4.7 of kde and plasma2 to be able to implement them.
So when kde will be updated you’ll find some extras like:
~ context menu for quick presence setting
~ explanatory tooltips
~ use of QML components from dakerfp’s GSoC project

The plasmoid has been merged into kde-telepathy’s main branch of the applet repo. You can find it here.

For those who can’t wait for kde-telepathy to be packaged and released, here are the instructions on how to get everything up and running.
For troubleshooting take a look here.

Enjoy!

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