Dashboard effect plugin: State of matter
Meanwhile, I have sent my patch of the dashboard effect plugin to the KDE review board. Aaron Seigo and Martin Gräßlin (both KDE core devs) have given me valuable remarks for enhancing my code. Additionally, they proposed changes in what my plugin should actually do: It should come with fancy animations, but skip the configuration options for brightness and contrast. The reason is, that users would most probably not understand why the optical configuration of a Plasma view cannot be done in the Plasma settings but window effect settings. I can fully agree to this.
I recently finished rewriting some parts of my code, so that I can start implementing the animations. Before that, I will – as soon as KDE 4.5 was branched and the trunk opens again for new stuff – commit the current state of my work to SVN. This enables KDE devs to compile my sources and follow my development efforts. It also raises the chances to find problems in time when more people are testing.