[PC-BSD Dev] how many qt?
ken at pcbsd.org
Fri Jan 4 10:18:21 PST 2013
On 01/04/2013 10:52, John Suykerbuyk wrote:
> Outside of that, fantastic work Kris. PC-BSD 9.1 is by far the best,
> most functional and stable platform I have ever used. Thank you!
> - John "S"
> PS: Kris I'm an experienced QT developer and would be interested in
> lending a hand with the new login manager.
I have written the current form of the new login manager, but I would
greatly appreciate another set of eyes looking it over!
It can be found on the SVN repo here if you want to check it out and
look it over... patches/changes are always welcome!
Current status of PCDM:
I think I have most of the basic program usage pretty much worked out.
Most of the development time so far went into getting the interface
completely configurable via a couple *.conf scripts in
/usr/local/share/PCDM/ and also getting the authentication/login process
working well. Don't worry about the initial appearance when you run it,
I just threw a bunch of random images into it to test out all the
configuration stuff. Once it gets to a much more "finished" state we
will swap out the current graphics for some nice looking images, and
also set some good defaults for the setup.
Areas for improvement:
1) Add XDMCP support. This needs to be handled in some new "pre-startup"
functions that will setup/start X as appropriate (replacing the current
"PCDM-multi" shell script).
2) Cleanup the format for the configuration files to make it a bit
easier to understand/modify.
3) Clean up the code flow a bit to streamline the processes.
4) Make sure that it is able to be completely run by keyboard shortcuts
(some of this is done)
5) Need to find a better way of integrating the virtual keyboard than
the current implementation, although this might be able to be pushed off
until a later version of the program.
There might be more that needs to be done as well, but this is just what
comes to mind. I am just finishing up the new version of EasyPBI at the
moment, and there is another PBI-related program that is quickly rising
in importance so I might not be able to return to PCDM in the very near
future. If you have any additional questions/comments, please let me know!
 svn co svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd-projects/PCDM
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