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Now all we need to get rid of is IE 7,8,9,10, and 11
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Features for the day returning to Plasma Next: window list and activity list context menu plugins
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A small but important change in the Desktop Scripting for Plasma Next:
It's now possible to create and name activities, set their default desktop containment plugin and to switch to an arbitrary activity.
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+Marco Martin maybe not port that plasmoid,  it really was very complex ( but also amazing ).

Important thing is that the author of that plasmoid completly nailed the workflow of activities ( at least to me ).
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Returning Plasma Next feature of the day: spacers in panels, hail to negative space!
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Triggered by a post of +Martin Gräßlin before, i started to dig in my (very) old blog posts, to see what we did communicate at the time we came up with the status notifier specification to replace the old rusty aging Xembed systemtray (yes, those screenshots looks quite dated nowdays :).
http://notmart.org/blog/2009/03/introducing_notification_icons/
And one thing came to my mind. This was a very case of planning things ahead, to not just being happy with the "easy" solution, but with the "proper" solution that's gonna be a good solution several years down the road. Looked a bit weird back then.. but if we didn't, right now with Wayland we'd be just screwed ;)
So yeah, always try to plan ahead a bit more of what you think you need right now.
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+Richard Moore I think it was the one in Porto
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Dear QScreen...
seriously, no
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Dear dev,
Ha-ha! Sucks to be you!

Sincerely,
QScreen
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I can't agree more.
there aren't technological silver bullets that will give everithing magically a good design.
What is needed is a lot of love and craft on each application, on each little piece and not leave anything to pure luck.
You don't need any new kind of element, but you need to extract the most from what you have: only things gone trough a masterful craft and attention to details are truly beautiful. It's true for phisical objects, it's true for software.
 
What do we need to create capable, beautiful KDE applications and workspaces?

I don't think we need client side decorations or application buttons in the title bar. I don't think we need pop-up bubble menus or pop-out drawers. I don't think we need new custom widgets. I don't think we need menus at the top of the screen or on the window title bar. I don't think any of those are bad ideas. I just don't think we need any of them for great design.

How many times do we see a beautiful picture of the outdoors and are totally absorbed by it? Yet the building blocks are mostly the same: water, trees, mountains, sky, sun. In my view it's no different for our KDE applications and workspaces. Beyond the occasional visual refresh of the building blocks - UI widgets like checkboxes, buttons, lineedits and the like - what makes capable, beautiful UI design is how those building blocks come together to produce something wonderful to experience. 

What we need is great layout design. What we need is shared knowledge about how to de-clutter without losing capability. What we need is great use of typography and pictures. What we need is a library of useful and elegant design patterns that any of us can call upon when designing our applications. None of these things need come from a design-dictator or some secret design-cabal. All of them can emerge from the community when we come together to expel design from the cathedral back into the bazaar.

We don't have to wait for new "solutions" to start creating great experiences. Come participate in the KDE Visual Design Group and help make capable, beautiful KDE applications and workspaces. 

KDE Visual Design Group forum: http://goo.gl/PjJyts

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This is the definitive game to end all games. pure. genius. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/goat-simulator-preview-goat-of-the-year
Surprise! The dumbest announcement of 2014 has actually turned into a fun game.
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Other game designers can just go home now and try to find something else to do.
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