Notably v0.4

I meant to release a new version of Notably on Friday, but I got sidetracked with some stuff. Plus, I’ve been spending a lot of time on designing the UI for this release, which I think isn’t a good idea. Notably is still not quite mature, and I think right now features are more important than polish.

Last week, I showcased some tagging UIs. They aren’t yet ready to be deployed in KDE, as they need to be polished quite a bit. Plus, there is a lot scope for collaboration when designing UIs.

Changes

Revamped UI

I’ve gotten rid of most of the custom KWin code. I’d initially wanted my application to look quite different, with a blurred background and fixed size. But that would be locking the user into a fixed interface.

Notably now looks and behaves more like a KDE application. (No more blurred background)

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Better Sidebar

Most of the code improvements have been in the sidebar, which now acts as a proper menu and allows navigation.

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Experimental Widgets

Some brand new widgets;

Tag Widget

I showcased the new Tag Widget I was working on a couple of days ago. Since then, I’ve improved the code to make it more maintainable, unfortunately it still needs a lot of work.

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Tag Cloud

Creating a Tag Cloud turned out to be a greater challenge than I expected. Right now it’s implement with some basic HTML in a QTextBrowser. I’m still experimenting with some custom layout code. Lets see how it goes.

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Tag Browsing

You can browse your notes based on the tags they have been given. This will eventually have to be expanded to allow multiple facets - like tags, dates and so on. Implementing it on the Nepomuk side is fairly simple, but I’m not sure about the interface.

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After a couple of more releases when I’ve gotten most of the main features down, I’ll start on polishing it up and moving it to extragear :)

Source Code: kde:notably