- Show the same data in the information panel and the tooltips. Up to now the information panel did not provide any information about the permissions or the owner of a file. The tooltips have shown this kind of information already, but they did not provide informations like rating, comments or tags.
- Prevent a possible blocking of the user interface, even when a slow Nepomuk backend or a buggy Strigi analyzer is installed. Although in KDE 4.3 some improvements had been done already, there have been still problems in this regard especially for tooltips.
- Improve the layout of the information. The rating, comment and tags information are not handled in a special manner anymore.
- Simplify the interface for editing tags and comments.
Although there is still a lot of finetuning necessary until KDE 4.4, it is obvious already that the tooltips...
... show the same information as the information panel:
Originally it was planned to move the refactored widget to kdelibs, so that applications like Mailody, Gwenview and Okular can show the informations in a similar way. However there have been some usecases especially in combination with Gwenview, where the interface of widget was not sufficient yet. So we decided to leave the widget in Dolphin for KDE 4.4, but I'm confident that we find a good solution until KDE 4.5.