Move kppp away from kdenetwork

Andriy Rysin arysin at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 23:33:44 BST 2010


2010/8/15 Eckhart W├Ârner <ewoerner at kde.org>

> 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.
>
> 3) For plain old dial-up, there is also an alternative: wvdial plasmoid,
> http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/wvdial+plasmoid?content=101481
> 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.
>

I know quite a bit of people who use kppp in Ukraine including for 3g
modems. I think they would be quite upset if it's gone.

Andriy
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