declarative plasmoid object, containment access
Review Request #106365 - Created Sept. 7, 2012 and discarded
Heya, I need access to the containment in a qml plasmoid with c++ extensions. Actually I'm using that to add launcher items from the new kickoff-qml to the desktop/panel. Thats one of the last missing features of declarative kickoff, basically it would be ready now to replace the c++ version... Well, certainly you know what I want to achieve, so feel free to suggest better alternatives :)
exposing the containment to all plasmoids is not a good idea. one of the main benefits of these QML/JS plasmoids is that they are far more sandboxed from the rest of the system. this also invites plasmoids to think they know how the shell works, which they can't -> it could just as easily be plasma-netbook ad plasma-desktop. let's back up and look at the problem from the starting point: the goal is to put an entry in a context menu that people can select which adds an icon for that application to the panel or "the" desktop (whatever that means given multiple screens, per virtual desktop views, etc.) first question: do we really need this exact feature? is drag and drop good enough? are there other ways we could offer? (e.g. in the "Add widgets" UI could there be a way to add applications as well?) second question: if this is really, really required can it be done without opening access to Containment? e.g. could it be done using a Plasma::Service which does the right thing for the given shell? also, i don't think missing this feature should stand in the way of the QML version replacing the C++ version in master. we need to get this merged as soon as possible so people can start using it and we can start improving problems that crop up.