Today I had to go to Milan .. and back .. by train. That's a total of eight hours planted in a moving seat. I won't explain why I had to do this crazy little trip (it's related to our announcement on Monday) but there I was .. at least I had a power plug and a table to myself. Which meant I could catch up on various bits of work, and when I needed a break from that I happily hacked on random Plasma bits.
One thing I did was clean up some issues with the lock screen. The new QML based lock screen would show the password dialog even if you had set it to not require a password. There was also some fun you could have by connecting a second monitor, something I only noticed while reading the code fixing the first issue.
One tester noted a bug in my first run at this, so this evening once back home I spent some time pounding on it in every direction I could. I can no longer get it to misbehave, so that's a good thing.
There's also a patch on reviewboard, thanks to Thomas Lübking, that should get pushed shortly that improves the screenlocker when using multiple screens and the (legacy) X screensavers.
Given the nature of the screenlocker, it would be great if those of you testing pre-releases could also keep an eye on the screenlocker for new unwanted behaviors that may be introduced by these changes. As I said, it works well here and it's been tested by at least one other person already ... but more eyeballs equals fewer regressions.
In any case, that's one more set of issues that are cleared up for the Plasma Workspace 4.11 long term release. The fixes are not streaming in at an alarming rate, but they are trickling in at a nice steady pace, which is the entire point of these things.