Request to move KMyMoney to extragear/office

Alvaro Soliverez asoliverez at
Sun May 23 18:23:50 BST 2010

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.

Alvaro Soliverez
KMyMoney development team

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