the plasma mailing list is getting disturbingly busy. there were over 40 messages to the list today and 50 or so yesterday, not counting cc's from bugs.kde.org. it's all high signal-to-noise ratio plasma related stuff, but i'm a bit worried it might become a bit much for some to keep up with.
anyways ... today in plasma:
Andre Magalhaes was busy blitzing through a bunch of configuration dialogs to make them much prettier and generally more usable. some very nice work came out of his efforts. Andre supplied screenshots as well as patches, which is as we say, "very plasma".
Marco Martin attacked popup positioning and harmonized the various spots positioning code was to be found in plasma for things like our tooltips or dialogs (which will be transforming into the Dreaded Extender once we move to qt 4.4).
Sven moved the fuzzy clock into kdereview. Shawn worked some more on the weather engine and started toying with WoC in qt 4.4 for the new weather plasmoid. Lubos made the pager work properly with viewports (ala compiz).
over in my corner, i managed to: clean up the Phase API a bit, fixed some context menu related bugs, reviewed the binary and fuzzy clocks in kdereview, fixed some bugs including a crasher in the taskbar, ported both 15 puzzle and much of the taskbar to Phase (fewer timers, fewer wakeups, more coordination and contro over anims, yaaay!) and found a couple painting optimizations to be made in the taskbar.
but the real story was getting a working draft of a patch to the ScriptEngine class that slices it, dices it and turns into a small class hierarchy that will give us scripting not just for applets, but also for dataengines and runners. the patch is fairly large, needs some cleaning but is on the mailing list for peer review now. Rich Moore has already noted a couple of things that i've improved on now. hopefully i'll have that in as well as completed Package install and removal by friday so i can make my plasma presentation scripting-centric at linux.conf.au next week.
apparently there's also a python ScriptEngine ready to go soon ... neat. i'll keep the pythonistas posted on that one.
and so another day in plasma paradise comes to a close ... peace, love and hugs.