[kde-community] Let's kill Jovie/KSpeech

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Wed Sep 9 15:58:35 UTC 2015

Do you know if there's any plans for the release of QtSpeech?  I see
some KDE bits ask for it at build time but with no release we don't
have any packages and it doesn't get used.


On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 09:44:08AM -0600, Jeremy Whiting wrote:
> Hey all,
> As the subject says, I think it's time to retire/kill Jovie. It served
> its purpose and has been replaced by QtSpeech (as optional
> dependencies all over the place). As seen here [1] only one more place
> that we release from for Applications 15.12 is left and I pushed a
> change to konq-plugins today that ports it from KSpeech to QtSpeech,
> so nothing is using KSpeech any longer except for the caveats listed
> below.
> A. Okular master branch is using KSpeech still, frameworks branch
> isn't so Jovie can't die until okular's frameworks branch is merged to
> master branch for release.
> B. KDE-baseapps frameworks branch is using QtSpeech, but master branch
> is still kdelibs4/KSpeech based. What is the timeframe for merging
> kde-baseapps frameworks branch to master branch?
> thanks,
> Jeremy
> 1. http://lxr.kde.org/ident?_i=KSpeech&_remember=1
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