so, my nice shiny new laptop doesn’t do composite atm. that means that all semester I’ve been hacking on plasma-overlay with a solid black background. that much black gets annoying after a while.
coincidentally, my lack of composite began not long after plasma’s wallpaper plugins hit trunk. :) sometimes I even caught a glimpse of wallpaper automagically loading before the blackness was drawn. I just didn’t have time to do anything about it.
well, today I finally found the time to unbreak the screensaver containment’s settings dialog, and this was the perfect moment to bring in wallpaper configuation too. :) surprisingly it was quite easy; I copied some code from hte desktop settings dialog, replaced the theme and containment stuff with my own config widgets, and I had happy magical wallpaper :)
the transparency stuff there doesn’t actually *do* anything yet; I’m too tired to hook that back up now. it’s also not going to look like that when composite is disabled, because 90% of that stuff requires composite… but I’ll blog about that stuff once it’s done :) hopefully I’ll have time to finish it soon. maybe even tomorrow night if I’m really really lucky.
oh, and kmail recently got ten times more awesome. :D it finally sorts mail the way I want, it’s lovely and fast even with huge folders… I’m a bit concerened about this weird unstarring-all-starred-mail bug that’s happened to me a couple of times this month :/ (gmail imap), and I don’t really see the usefulness of the tab bar that I can’t turn off – but apart from that kmail’s looking really awesome now :)