Based on the findings from the personas talk and the previous kuroo versions Karim, Bjoern and I evaluated use cases and discussed the set of necessary features. Then Bjoern came up with a mockup in Qt Designer which we further refined in various irc sessions. Here's a very early and outdated mockup screenshot we used as a basis:
The main changes Karim in the end implemented are:
The old kuroo 0.71 with a lot of tabs at the top and bottom and two tree views (click picture for a larger view):
The brand new kuroo 0.80beta1 featuring the icon menu list and the new category selector (click picture for a larger view):
For more screenshots visit Kuroo at kde-apps.org.
If you are using gentoo and prefer KDE applications, you may want to give the Kuroo 0.80beta1 ebuild a try. Especially the filtering mechanism beats the pants off the emerge shell commands. Stop by at #kuroo on freenode and tell us what you think about the new interface. Feedback and bug reports are highly appreciated :-)