Since I’m planning to make the Favourites section a bit smarter sometime in the future (something like Amarok’s score/rating system), but it will not happen in time for KDE 4.3, I’ve come up with an idea of tracking the user’s (your) behaviour and to record which applications you start. And, maybe, which item you choose from the list when you search for something.

Before you start throwing rocks at me, here are some details about the idea.

  • It would be local only. The collected data would not be sent anywhere and would remain in your .kde directory for all times. It would be optional. Though I don’t know whether to turn it on by default or not. In any case, I think some “what’s new / set up the new features” notification would be needed.
  • The data would not be used in the KDE 4.3 version, but in a later one.

So, in a nutshell, it would collect the data which would be used once the Favourites section becomes smart.

My questions here are:

  • Should the tracking be turned off by default? *

  • Should it be implemented at all before the Fav section gets smarter?

  • Note that once the Fav section does become smart, it will be changed to ‘on by default’.

So, let me know what you think about this…