08 Apr 2016

KColorChooser ported to KF5

After almost 2 years I can say, “KDE, I’m back”. I used KDE3 during their entire life time, but KDE4 was horrible, nothing worked well, the network manager applet was terrible and everything was a mess… plus slow as hell.

So in the meantime I was using a setup based on OpenBox plus many small applications, like the 90’s, everything worked well and ultra fast! But the need to open a terminal and learn how to use xrandr just to attach a external monitor without a reboot was also horrible… so I gave a try to KDE5 and it seems way better than KDE4, ok, kwin still slow and causing a lot of pain with the default configuration, but things are getting better.

So… I tried to help KDE5 with something simple that would not waste my time spent in my pletora of pet projects, and the simple thing was a stupid application that I see myself using from time to time, KColorChooser, the application is nothing but a way to pick colors from screen, just that, so I ported it to KF5 :-), the application is really stupid so the port took some minutes, but the code review some weeks, here’s it, if you know Qt you will notice that it is just a QColorDialog with an extra help button.

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That’s it, it will be released on KDE applications 16.04 IIRC :-)

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