i did some work on plasma today, including implementing a generic "this plasmoid is screwed" handler so that that is at least consistent now. worked with the oxy artists who came through as always in brilliant fashion to create the little icons that will appear on mouse hover to offer ways to configure, remove, get info, etc on individual elements. i was so disappointed when i saw vista had this same feature when it came out. inevitably people will say i copied it from vista, but i have drawings that predate its release to prove i didn't; some problems have "obvious" answers at certain points in time and this was apparently one of them.
the per-source config thing is in it's second rewrite as every time i get something together i step back, look at the api and think, "you know, it should be better than that. what am i missing?" hopefully third time's the charm.
and speaking of charm, i just read sebas' interview on lxer.com... and i have to say: awesome interview, guy! it was succinct while communicating very effectively what we're consciously striving for within the project. namely, to go beyond the borders of "just" being a huge free software project and being a huge free culture community centered around this really cool huge free software project and in the process maybe change a few things in society. while having fun. and juggling fire balls. maybe not that last one.
in any case, at the end, the interviewer had this to say:
My answer to you Sebastian, KDE is changing the world. KDE has taken on a important role in the Open Source Community and its success ripples out in all directions. They have essentially re-written the book on how to manage a large Open Source project and come out on top. KDE has embraced change and I believe it will flourish for a long time to come because of it.
Take notice everyone because KDE is trying to change the world, and its working.