Request to move KMyMoney to extragear/office

Alvaro Soliverez asoliverez at
Sun Jun 6 15:40:57 BST 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Alvaro Soliverez <asoliverez at> wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at> wrote:
>> A Diumenge, 23 de maig de 2010, Alvaro Soliverez va escriure:
>>> Hello all,
>>> This email is to officially request the approval to move from
>>> playground to extragear.
>>> When/if we get the preliminary approval, we'll move KMyMoney to
>>> kdereview to start the formal review process.
>>> KMyMoney has been in playground/office for the last year.
>>> For those who don't know, the story of KMyMoney goes back as far as
>>> 1999. It's been in Sourceforge since 2001 and we decided to move to
>>> KDE SVN when we started the port to KDE4.
>>> While in playground, we have already made 4 releases. We had a first
>>> long cycle, 3 subsequent 6-week release cycle, which included a 2-week
>>> string-freeze, coordinated with the kde-i18n-doc team.
>>> As far as we know, the code is fully transtable, with 20+ translations
>>> of the GUI strings and at least 3 translations of the documentation.
>>> The documentation is an evolution of the KDE3 documentation. We are
>>> reviewing it to make sure it is fully updated for the stable release.
>>> We have developer documentation. Not only the regular API reference,
>>> but also a developer's handbook. We'll probably migrate the latter to
>>> Techbase to update it more easily.
>>> Last time I was able to check EBN, there were about 60 warnings. We
>>> regularly work on those to correct them or report it to EBN if it is a
>>> false positive. When we started, we had 1600+ warnings, so I can say
>>> we have done a great job at attacking warnings.
>>> We have gone through 2 usability studies, both on the KDE3 version,
>>> but feature-wise it is very similar. Both were conducted by Pallavi
>>> Damera, and they are available at
>>> We have solved some of the
>>> issues highlighted in the studies, and we plan to do an overhaul of
>>> certain areas to address most of the remaining ones.
>>> One more important aspect is the health of the development team. Over
>>> the time, several developers have come and gone, yet the flow of
>>> development has remained steady and actually increased during recent
>>> times. Myself, I'm relatively new to the team (joined in 2008), and I
>>> have found a healthy community and a very helpful development team.
>>> Since we started the port to KDE4, we have had several additions.
>>> Also, by development team I mean not only actual developers, but also
>>> documenters, designers, and testers.
>>> For the future, we plan to release the KDE4 stable version in August,
>>> at the same time as KDE SC 4.5. From then on, we plan to direct our
>>> efforts to add new features, which have been delayed due to our work
>>> on the port.
>>> I think that's a good summary of KMyMoney's current development
>>> health. Anything else, please feel free to ask.
>> One question and a suggestion:
>>  * I understand that libkdchart is a KDAB library, does exist a separate
>> tarball of it? I would prefer a dependency to a tarball than embedding code.
> Me too, but there is no separate release of libkdchart.
> This point was raised in the KOffice mailing list not long ago and the
> KDAB people have promised to make a stand-alone release, and at that
> time we will drop our embedded branch. KOffice has the same problem,
> btw, and they have an embedded copy too, which is the one we sync
> with.
>>  * I see you have lots of one word i18n calls, with my l10n coordinator hat on
>> i would like if you could add context (i18nc) to most of them since most of
>> them are not really "unique", e.g. i18n("&Deposit"), is that an action or a
>> name? or i18n("Shares"), is that a network share or a company share?
> Yes, thanks for pointing that out.
> I thought we had caught the majority of those with the Krazy checks,
> but I'll run it locally and add the necessary context.

KMyMoney has been in kdereview for 2 weeks.
We fixed the i18n context string warnings, plus a lot of other krazy warnings.

Are there any outstanding issues before we get the approval move to extragear?

Alvaro Soliverez
KMyMoney development team

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