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Voting applet for recent stuff from GHNS

  

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Voting applet for recent stuff from GHNS
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Submitted:  May 19 2010

Description:

With \\\"Get Hot New Stuff\\\" (GHNS) interface you can download new content from within an application. You can for example get a list of thumbnails of new wallpapers, download a map for Marble and so on.
The new voting feature lets you rate something directly from the dialog box so that others users can see your vote. Unfortunaly, this system has a big disadvantage : you will often rate the content without having it really tryed, e.g., when I download a wallpaper, I want to use it for a few minutes and only then, I can judge if it is a good wallpaper. So if I don\\\'t vote right after the download, I must return in the GHNS dialog box, find my wallpaper again and vote for it. Soooo annoying !

If KDE could provide a plasmoid which appears in the systray when I download from GHNS and show me the 4 or 5 last recently downloaded things with the ability to rate them from there, it could certainely boost the voting system. With this \\\"Voting Applet\\\", I can download some wallpapers, a map for Marble, data for Parley, scripted plasmoids..., use them for a few time and then decide, \\\"OK, this is a good Wallpaper..., I will give it 4 stars !\\\".

Once you voted, the entry in the popup is deleted. It would be great if one can delete a recent download from there too (not simply delete the entry in the popup but completely unsinstall the wallpaper/plasmoid/map... maybe a little out of the scope of such an applet but it could be great...)

I included an application in the mockup (DigiKam). Ubuntu allows you to rate applications from their store but it\\\'s the same problem here : I don\\\'t want to rate an application that I just downloaded, I want to use it before ! This plasmoid could provide an nice place where distro can integrate the voting feature of their software manager (KPackageKit, Shaman...).

One more thing : I\\\'m not sure if this popup menu that I call \\\"applet\\\" from the beginning should really be a standalone plasmoid or if this system could be integrated in the notification area. Maybe the notification area is a better place because I personnaly don\\\'t want to always have a Voting plasmoid in my panel, it should be accessible only when I recently downloaded something from GHNS and disappear after a few minutes/hours.

What do you think ? :-)

(you can vote for this idea in the KDE Brainstorm forum : http://forum.kde.org/brainstorm.php?mode=idea&i=88012&page=1)



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 Excellent

 
 by plaristote on: May 19 2010
 
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This is exactly the kind of features that the openDesktop frameworks needs to become awesome.
Of course we miss a lot of more important stuff, but I see the future like this as well.


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 Re: Excellent

 
 by TheRob on: May 20 2010
 
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Indeed, there could be a tray icon for
notifications on new stuff on opendesktop,
configurable ofc, no spamming :D

Looks good man


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 Re: Re: Excellent

 
 by DanaKil on: May 20 2010
 
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My english seems to be very bad because it's not what I proposed :-)

This applet should only show what I installed on my own computer, with Get Hot New Stuff, it has nothing to do with the fresh stuffs posted on opendesktop sites.


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 Re: Re: Re: Excellent

 
 by plaristote on: May 23 2010
 
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I think we understood =) ! And it's good ! But this is an open door for new features like notifications for new stuffs (there could be a plasmoid allowing you to follow new stuff for applications you're intrusted him for instance).

Next thing I'm waiting for GetHotNewStuff is categories. Plasmoid downloading needs that : right now it's just a mess.
There should be more sub-categories for the new stuff, and GetHotNewStuff should support them.


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 ;)

 
 by Nopersona on: May 20 2010
 
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+1


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