Move kppp away from kdenetwork

Burkhard Lück lueck at
Sun Aug 15 22:06:34 BST 2010

Am Sonntag, 15. August 2010, um 21:39:16 schrieb Eckhart Wörner:
> Hi everybody,
> I want to open another "slaughtering old stuff" thread, this time it's
> about kppp. :-)
> 1) Mobile broadband today is handled by tools like NetworkManager in a much
> more automated way.
> 2) Plain old dial-up is barely used anymore.
Afaik even in germany there are regions without dsl, so people have to use an 
analog connection (isdn in germany is much more expensive, so a private user 
in germany will have either dsl - if possible - or an analog connection).

And I guess that in other regions of the world a ppp connection is far more 
needed than in german.

> 3) For plain old dial-up, there is also an alternative: wvdial plasmoid,
> The plasmoid seems to have some users and is sometimes even suggested in
> forums, in contrast to kppp.
> 4) Looking at svn, kppp got little to no love in the last few years.
> 5) I just learnt that beginning with SC 4.4, FreeBSD doesn't even ship kppp
> anymore ([21:16:43] <rakuco> it doesn't compile).
> Therefore I propose to move kppp out of kdenetwork and into unmaintained
> stuff.
> Eckhart

Burkhard Lück

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