Thursday, 21 June 2012

New KDE Copy Dialog: First Preview

I'd like to shed some light on my GSoC project. I'm working (with a help of Björn Balazs) on new cool user friendly dialog for copying/moving files. This is a continuation of my previous project to make errors handling asynchronous from files copying process. You can read about it in my previous posts: first, second.

To make a long story short, now if there is a problem with file(s) you are trying to copy, it will no longer block the copying process. Problematic file is classified and just goes to the coresponding tab, where user can find and resolve the problem.

Take a look (I suggest turning 720p and fullscreen) at first preview:

See it on youtube.
Or download via dropbox: file_transfer_dialog_v3.webm

Keep in mind that it is not yet ready of course ;)

This is not a replacement for widgets in notification area:




Normally, the dialog will be opened only if user interaction is required. But for non-KDE systems it will replace the old dialog. For instance this is how the old dialog looks in Mac OS X:

Old KDE Copy Dialog on Mac OS X

We are trying to keep new dialog as simple as possibe. So don't worry: if there are no errors the dialog will be very compact :)

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