Work on Calligra Active

This month( including Jan last week 2012) was really fruitful for me for many reasons. I had got a chance to work on Calligra Active(CA).  I had pushed a feature and 4 enhancements. Let me go through each of them.


1) Adding support to display the current slide number in the CA.

2) When user opens the CA Presentation, he/she finds the total number of slides  along with the current slide.

3) Hide the left arrow button ( previous slide/Spread sheet ) when user is in the first slide/sheet.

4) Hide the right arrow button ( next slide/Spread sheet) when user is in the last slide/sheet.


1) The left panel of the CA Text doc will have the number of pages displayed on the left. User can click on the “Page+Number” text and move to that page.

A few more changes are required. I would love to have thumbnails just like okular!!! Need some time to implement it.

I got an excellent opportunity to learn on some basic QML. And know how the ListView and ListModel works.

Altogether I enjoyed Feb 2012. I would like to enjoy more, need to think more on the next work though.

Comments (4)

BernhardFebruary 29th, 2012 at 9:27 am

What was the reason to use left/right arrows for navigating through the slides instead of using pan gestures?

jstaniekFebruary 29th, 2012 at 11:47 am

Screenshots, screenshots please!!11 🙂

Shantanu TusharFebruary 29th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

@Bernhard I guess you wanted to say flick instead of pan. The reason there’s almost no support for gestures right now in CA is that I had a hard time trying to implement pinch zoom for example (thanks to having to apply all kinds of patches to get Qt gestures working), it gave me nothing but frustration. So if someone can implement it, its appreciated 🙂

@jstaneik And just to add, the text doc page list is in early stages and thats why it has just text. Sujith will be adding thumbnails in some time

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