Archive for September, 2012

KDE Multimedia Sprint 2012 is closing down – Final thougts and achivements

Six days of talking, redesigning, eating (yum!) and hiking are over. It has been a nice time in the famous and fabulous Mattertal.

It was relaxing and productive, and has again proven why Sprints are so important. They help me to focus and to change perspective. For example I understood that the “communication infrastructure” needed a complete change. Without the Sprint I would have tackled that never-ever.

Also Sprints encourages cross-group work, for example José Millán Soto from the Accessibility team has added Accessibility support for KMix during the Sprint.

So what has been accomplished:

  • Redesigned and implemented KMix’s new communication infrastructure
  • Finalized the Sound Menu (I updated the screenshot in the former post)
  • Fixed 5 bugs
  • Closed all 2 Reviewboard task
  • Agreed to update  and use it as source for the handbook

A big “Thank You!” to the local organization team lead by Mario Fux, and the kitchen team for keeping us happy with Swiss food specials, and a never-ending stream of coffee and water.


More consistent GUI, and updates to the SoundMenu

Screenshot was updated on 2012-09-26 to show the final design.
Today I completely reworked KMix’s communication infrastructure. Changes like Volume level, Master control, and the options from the configuration dialog are now transported consistently to all GUI elements.  Main window, Dock, Dock Popup (see image) and OSD all need to be informed, and doing this is now easy and extensible.

Additionally I addressed comments  from yesterdays Post about the Sound Menu. I added a screenshot, so you can compare it yourself with the one in yesterdays Post.

Sound Menu in KMix – Live from the KDE Sprint

The KDE Sprint in Randa is progressing well. Thanks to everybody who contributed on the

KMix's new Sound Menu

KMix’s new Sound Menu was developed on the KDE Multimedia Sprint 2012 in Randa (CH).

funding Pledgie. A lot of topics are being discussed. And I have completed the  Sound Menu in KMix. As you see in the screenshot I also implemented the function to restore volumes, which was formerly only available as a mockup picture.

It is midnight here in Randa, so I will postpone the rest of the news . Please be prepared for more news and check back often or subscribe to this Blog.