Using scripting languages for KDE4 main modules

Sebastian K├╝gler sebas at kde.org
Thu Sep 28 18:39:12 BST 2006


On Thursday 28 September 2006 16:39, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> On Thursday, 28. September 2006 16:07, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > Both at the kdegames BOF and kdeedu BOF there was discussion about if
> > programs created enterely in Ruby/Python/etc are going to be allowed to
> > be in main modules of kde for KDE 4.
>
> The TWG actually thinks about requiring that at least one central
> application in KDE 4 is not written in C++. But this is not finally decided
> yet. So if you can provide one, we'd be more than happy to take it. So a
> clear "yes"

That application could well be guidance, although it's not yet ported to Qt4 / 
KDE4, the Python KDE4 bindings are not there yet.

http://www.simonzone.com/software/guidance/

Guidance is a set of system administration tools, currently consisting of the 
following modules:

- userconfig
- mountconfig (a graphical fstab editor)
- displayconfig
- serviceconfig
- wineconfig
- powermanager

The first 4 have been released in Kubuntu for more than a year now and are 
actively maintained by Simon Edwards and me. wineconfig was written in a 
Summer of Code project, powermanager is a KISS battery applet using HAL as a 
backend and will be shipped with Kubuntu Edgy (the upcoming release).

Part of the tools is well-matured, at least for Kubuntu and Debian-based 
systems. With minor effort (mainly testing) they should also be usable for 
other distribution. On the other hand, I don't know what the policy is 
regarding the use of (partly) distro-specific applications.
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