GSoC 2018 - Beginner Mode and Tutorial Creation - Week 4
This is my weekly update on my Google Summer of Code project. There will be three parts of this blog post: what I did, what had issues, and what is next. Then, I will end it with a question that I need answered for part of the project.
What I did
Added a workspace dialog
- Now, when creating a workspace, a dialog pops up with space for a name, 4 checkboxes for different components to save to the workspace (toolbars, menubars, GUI preferences, and GUI components). This also allows the workspace to be edited (including the name).
Save the state of the GUI
- Qt has a function called saveState that saves the state of the GUI, including toolbar and dockwidget locations. Now, if the user wants, it saves the state to the workspace.
Remove the built in Basic and Advanced workspace
- Instead of some built in actions, the basic and advanced workspaces are treated like all other workspaces. This also makes it easier to add other built in workspaces later on.
Fixed my branch
- For a while, I've been unable to rebase my branch with the current master. So, I took some time and fixed it by squashing all my commits and removing my accidental changes to mscore/revision.h. Also, I took my commit from my open PR and added it to my branch so that it works fully.
What had issues
- At first, by removing the built in workspaces, they were no longer translating. After fixing that, I realized the GUI wasn't translating and I have yet to figure that out.
What is next
Ironing out any bugs
- Since most of the functionality is complete, I need to take time to iron out any bugs. I will work on testing the edge cases of my program
Getting a PR started
- I know I've said this for a while now, but now I feel I will actually get a PR started so that I can move on.
Question for the Week
- I have two main options of what I want to move onto next: on-screen help or a tour. Briefly, the on screen help would be like the handbook shrunken down and placed on the screen to assist. The tour would be a starting guide teaching the user how to use MuseScore. Which do you think I should do first?