First of all, don’t sweat about the uglyfication of Lancelot’s theme in this screenshot. This was made just for testing purposes.

I am aware that this is the ugliest screenshot I’ve ever made, but I don’t care - it fits it’s purpose.

It demonstrates:

  • Compositing - Yes, Lancelot now has true transparency thanks to Siraj’s QtDisplay class made for Raptor (I love free/libre software).
  • Plasma’s applets - And, the second thing, Lancelot can load Plasma applets. Don’t know what’s the purpose of that, but it’s so awsome! :)
Lancelot, Composite, Plasma Applets
Lancelot, Composite, Plasma Applets

If you have read the commit digest feature of Lancelot, you know that these features were meant for 4.1, and not to be made right now. But, I get easily distracted from the main job by these small things.

The thing that will probably miss 4.0 although I was counting on it is the “Contacts” section. Most of the features related to it depend on the progress of Akonadi.


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