Filelight’s new progress animation.

So, I finally sat down and hacked a bit on Filelight. As well as fixing whatever I could find of bugs that noone reported (like crashing very often if you zoomed because I forgot to reset the focused element, or that it wouldn’t update properly when you deleted something), I also applied a patch from Dave Vasilevsky that had been lingering in the bugzilla for way too long that fixes the caching (now it won’t rescan if you have already scanned something, and won’t grow the cache infinitely large).

I also implemented a fancy progress widget (pulsating, fading colors and rotating), which the screenshot doesn’t really do justice.

I also fixed other minor and major (like ignoring the ignore list) bugs reported to bugzilla.

Lastly, I replaced the old and ugly icon with a new and snazzy one made by Sune Vuorela (which is based on the harddrive icon made by Pinheiro):



So look forward to the next release of Filelight in KDE 4.11!


I love blurring

Since I wasn’t able to sleep yet, I thought I’d blog. :-)

Inspired by this after installing the latest beta on my workstation (which has a cool enough graphics card for the KWin blurring), I added ~4 lines of code (3 calls to Qt to set a transparent background on the widgets, and 1 to turn on blurring) to Filelight to get this:

I won’t commit this now, because it is more of a quick hack to see how simple it was and probably not very usable, but I’ll see if I can make something a bit more usable with transparency and blurring later on in Filelight.