Version: unspecified (using KDE 4.4.2)
unit converter crashes (or better blocks) plasma for a long timeout time if no internet connection is avaliable and currency is chosen. I think the programmer should ping the server used first... This is a really annoying bug since it is such a useful plasmoid.
Another suggestion: It would be nice if one had a switcher button to switch the sides in this calculator if one want to convert something back.
Would it also be possible to have the option to show the result (and maybe also the input) in scientific or engineering notation?
It would also be nice to have also mili inces.
After some minutes the system (plasma) becomes reactive again...
- It uses Solid to determine if there are network connection. If there are network connection but not internet connection it can block and ping would probably block too. This needs some work in kunitconversion library.
- In current svn you can edit right editbox and conversion goes to left and vice versa. No switcher button needed.
SVN commit 1184644 by pdamsten:
M +1 -1 converter.h
M +7 -0 length.cpp
WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=1184644
The commit probably did not fix this bug, but a different. Please check.
I cannot confirm this anymore in 4.7.4; without a network connection, it tells me that 1 Euro is equal to 1e-99 US Dollar (which may be true soon enough). Not exactly pretty, but the bug as it was seems solved to me. But feel free to tell me otherwise :)