Sunday, November 16, 2014

KDE Connect Indicator, Now Less Confusing

Its been a week after I introduce KDE Connect indicator to elementary Google Plus Community. In between i have a lot of feedback and issues that hopefully have been resolved in last update. Some user have been confused when they first launch the application, some user have unknown icon and many other weird things.
So this week the indicator get updated and this is some of changes:
  • KDE Connect now have a First Time Wizard. This is the biggest changes so far. I never planed it before, but because i found some people cant get their indicator shown. This one will help to walk through it. Now before some elementary guys said, its oppose to elementary HIG of "application must be easy enough, user don't need help", so screw that. Its because i can't find a better way to tell user, if someone have a better idea, I'll take it into consideration
  • Unknown icon get fixed. It's a problem when user have older KDE Connect, so it not entirely my fault :) . But it's fixed anyway.
It seem that all features i need is implemented, so if there is no issues,  i will release 0.1 next week.

And as a note, elementary guys seems to be interested with KDE Connect ideas. This continuity feature will be discussed for Freya+1 release. We can only hope.

Finally, to install KDE Connect Indicator in Ubuntu and elementary OS you can use this PPA :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vikoadi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-kdeconnect

If you found some nasty bug or something else, make sure you post and issues here https://github.com/vikoadi/indicator-kdeconnect

1 comment:

Mihir Gohad said...

When I enter the given PPA in the terminal for installation I get the following error:-

Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~vikoadi/ubuntu/ppa'.
ERROR: '~vikoadi' user or team does not exist.

Please help.