For the first time I managed to go to Randa, a beautiful quiet village in the Swiss Alps. Here at Randa we’re currently having a week of intense hacking sessions and cross-platform porting and planning efforts.
The awesome Albert Vaca showed me how to use Android Studio and setup building the KDE Connect Android app. I’ve had many ideas for it but never actually managed to build it. Now I can finally start implementing some of my ideas. The first patch I submitted was making sure the Remote Control plugin could handle scroll inputs from the BlackBerry touch-enabled physical keyboard.
Last night David Edmundson and I spent time finishing the all-new login and splash screen experience. Unfortunately the design was finalized quite late in the release cycle and thus we had to make some compromises on what to change. At least the Plasma Blue™ gradient is consistently used from startup till desktop now ;)
Various other improvements have been made, notably fixing invoking System Settings Modules through KRunner or Kickoff, applet tooltips sometimes showing up ontop of context menus, and the Media Controller applet loading the full-sized album art into RAM just to scale it down in the UI afterwards. Lastly, I implemented a feature request about adding an option to have windows or groups minimize/restore on middle clicking them in the taskbar.
If you like what you saw and want to bring KDE Software to other platforms like Windows, OSX, and Android, please consider supporting our Randa Meetings Fundraiser Campaign! :)