User talk:Algotruneman

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Why not put your personal information back, at the top of the page, then use '----' to separate it from your current work? (that inserts a horizontal line) --annew 12:59, January 2010 (UTC)

From the instructions, I got the impression that the entire page was better devoted to the text that was going to be moved. My experience elsewhere was that the username page was for bio, etc. I'll add it back. You can then show me how to move just the "real" part of the page.
Wireless connection for Kubuntu on Asus is dying after a few minutes. It has been good with Ubuntu (same 9.10 vintage). Have been spending time running network cable around the room so I can work while watching the NFL Bengals/Jets playoff game and trying to work on this project.
The User page is yours, to use as you wish. Personally I like to see some bio, but I also find it useful as a scratchpad. The horizontal line divider makes that perfectly feasible.
I've made a small edit on your user page, to show you how to force the ToC to a part of the page that you prefer. Now your bio shows at the top - and more strongly, I think, and the TOC comes after the divider, but it's still picking up your bio headings. As long as you use the mediawiki headings this will happen. Your choices are to
  • not use the heading symbol, just using bold - destroying the look of the page
  • ignore the problem - as when you move the page you are creating the TOC won't be seeing it. In fact, you won't actually need the TOC at all when you move the page unless you want it in a place other than the default - which is sometimes useful. We can deal with that later, if it becomes a problem. --annew 12:25, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Okay, I think the first draft of the Printer Configuration tool is ready for judgement. --Algot 17:24, 11 January 2010 (EST)

Couple of final questions.

  1. In the "I choose" paragraph which is in an unordered list item, the text is being full justified. I don't see where that is happening.
I've seen this happen sometimes, without being able to explain it. However, I've viewed your page in Konqueror, Arora. Chromium,and now Firefox, and it wasn't fully-justified in any of those. Which browser were you using?
  1. The initial description did not automatically become bold. Do we have to do that manually as I did here? --Algot 09:42, 12 January 2010 (EST)
Yes - three blips for bold, two for italic and five for bold+italic, before and after the required text. In this case you used it for the whole of the table text. It works exactly the same if you need to stress a single word. --annew 15:29, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

I put in some additional new-lines to space out your images. If you don't like it, just take them out. The port opening - it needs either a brief tutorial on doing that or a link to such info - and either is fine. --annew 15:45, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

@annew, The problem with a tutorial about opening a port in the firewall:

  • KDE4 on Kubuntu doesn't activate a firewall by default.
  • Firewalls are not all the same. The only notes I have for firewall relate to the Gnome desktop on Fedora 12 which would take us pretty far afield from the Krfb/Krdc pair.


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Table definitions010:03, 18 September 2010
color picker plasmoid216:55, 17 September 2010
Language bars218:48, 19 August 2010

Table definitions

Under the Chihuahua skin we now have table classes, which makes consistency easier to manage.

{|class="tablecenter" gives a centered table, but with the text top-aligned.

Cubec.png Example One

{|class="tablecenter vertical-centered" give a centered table with text vertically centered

Cubec.png Example Two
09:52, 18 September 2010

color picker plasmoid

Anne pointed me to your work on the color picker Plasmoid documentation. It looks really good. Would you like to move it to Plasma/ColorPicker and then we can add the Widgets category to the page and reference it from relevant documentation points about KDE Plasma?

Cheers :)

12:10, 14 August 2010

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute.

I guess this is a question for both you and Anne. What is the preferred reference: plasmoid or widget? In various places the UserBase documentation seems to emphasize one then the other.


12:27, 14 August 2010

Good question; we should use the term "widget" everywhere generically. "Plasmoid" is a technical term, really: we use it to differentiate native Plasma widgets from the other widgets that Plasma Desktop supports (Google Gadgets, Superkaramba, etc). They are all widgets, so we have a term to be able to identify native Plasma widgets when having technical discussions. In documentation, though, I don't think it matters to the user and so we should stick with "widget".

16:55, 17 September 2010

Language bars

Hello again :-) In case you haven't picked it up from other places, the old language bar template is no longer to be used in new pages. Where it exists in old pages we are leaving it until we know for sure that all the translations already done are migrated to the new translation system. We have more guidance pages now than we had when we did the klassroom - you may be interested in them, so start at Tasks_and_Tools.

Your work on the plasmoid was perfectly timed to match in with Aseigo's plasmoid work - sweet :-)

18:50, 14 August 2010

What should I do, then about a language template? I had not seen mention of the issue, sorry.

I'm going to slowly, gradually, intermittently work my way through the plasmoids that intrigue me and then look at the others.

Should I be referring to them as plasmoids (with a capital letter?) or widgets as they are listed in the category?

Again, I am working from the perspective of a user, not an insider, but I do want to be consistent with the proper terminology.

17:11, 19 August 2010

You don't need to do anything about l10n issues, it gets done automatically. Or rather, after you finished one article, some translation tags need to be added to it, to make it translatable.

Just ping us once done (you can also do that on #kde-www on freenode), and we can do it.

If the category already referres to them as widgets then you should use that term to keep consistency. And AFAIK plasmoid is the more technical term.

18:48, 19 August 2010

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