We are very happy to announce the 1.0-beta1 of plasmate. Plasmate is part of the Plasma SDK. The Plasma SDK is consisted of the old kde-workspace tools and plasmate, which is the plasma’s IDE.
Plasmate makes the developement/testing/deployment of your application very easy and fast. Your application can be a plasmoid, dataengine, runner, theme, a Kwin effect, a kwin script and a kwin windows switcher.
Plasmate doesn’t restrict you into a specific language, each package supports a variety of languages which you can use.
The 6 most powerful(at least for me:) features in plasmate are
- the semantic file browser
- the embedded plasmoid previewer
- the konsole previewer
- the metadata editor
- the project manager
- and the kconfigxteditor
The semantic file browser
In order to create a package, this has to follow a certain directory structure, of course plasmate is able to create a package with the correct directory structure but if you don’t know the directory structure in how will you add more files into the package? Plasmate offers a semantic file browser which makes it easier.
The embedded plasmoid previewer
As you can see you don’t need to open and close your plasmoid previewer every time that you change something in your plasmoid(no more switching between your terminals 🙂
of course a nice embedded previewer without some output is useless so..
The metadata editor
You don’t need to know any entry in the metadata.desktop file, the metadata editor does the job for you!
The project manager
Do you want to install or to publish your plasmoid but you don’t know how?
Well, you do now 🙂
This year in my GSoC project among other stuff I also implemented the KConfigXtEditor. With the KConfigXtEditor you modify/create your xml files which are being used from the KConfigXt framework.
You can download the complete Plasma SDK from here.
Update: fix the tarball link