WhatsThis in KDE 4: coder wanted!
As you may know, Ellen and Olaf, in conjunction with others from the HCI=20
working group, have produced a detailed draft of suggested changes to=20
whatsthis help for KDE 4 [1, executive summary below]. The draft was=20
submitted to Qt for their opinion, but they don't expect to be able to=20
consider implementing in time for KDE 4. Therefore, we think it would be=20
appropriate to implement the changes at the KDE libraries level. For this, =
need someone who can code :-). The specification is fairly detailed, so=20
hopefully this will make implementation eas(y|ier). Without being a coder, =
can't say for certain what skills would be required, although I imagine tha=
some familiarity with Qt and perhaps kwin would be useful.
Although we're asking for your help, we'd be willing to do as much as we ca=
and work closely to identify and solve any issues that come up. I think tha=
we can also be quite flexible with how we proceed - if you're only able to =
a design for the implementation, for example, that would be fine.
Executive summary: there's a natural progression in the help system from=20
tooltips->whatsthis->docs (ie, increasing detail), but the existing GUI kee=
these quite separate. We'd like to connect them. There are also some proble=
with the existing whatsthis implementation, which generally stem from the=20
fact that whatsthis bubbles aren't honest-to-goodness windows. We suggest=20
KDE Documentation Team: [url]http://i18n.kde.org/doc[/url]
KDE Documentation Online: [url]http://docs.kde.org[/url]
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