KDE Frameworks: Moving toward 5.0 final and Governance

Kevin Ottens ervin at kde.org
Tue Jan 7 18:49:54 GMT 2014


On Tuesday 07 January 2014 18:10:10 John Layt wrote:
> On 6 January 2014 07:52, Kevin Ottens <ervin at kde.org> wrote:
> > I urge everyone, and in particular people volunteering to maintain a
> > framework, to do a pass of review of our code base and APIs to modernize
> > them when appropriate. It is a very big task, and in no way can be
> > coordinated in the way we've been working so far. Maintainers will be a
> > crucial part of a successful code quality review, which leads me to the
> > governance...
> > 
> > The current list of modules is there:
> > http://community.kde.org/Frameworks/List
> > 
> > As you can see there's quite some holes in the table, and quite a few
> > entries marked unmaintained. KDE Frameworks as a set of technologies will
> > only be taken seriously if we get something more complete there. I urge
> > everyone with an interest in KDE Frameworks to step up, look at that list
> > and volunteer to maintain a framework. If you volunteer, know that the
> > following will be> 
> > expected from you:
> >  1) Complete in the table the information regarding your framework;
> >  2) Do an API review and modernization pass in your framework (possibly
> >  with
> > 
> > the help of others);
> I've put myself down (rather obviously) for KPrintUtils.

How surprising. :-)

> Most of the
> dialog code from there has been merged into Qt5.2, or is planned for
> Qt 5.3, so needs deleting.  I'm also wondering if we still need our
> own KPrintPreview dialog, there was a reason in 4.0 but I can't
> remember why now and I'm not sure it is still valid.  Alex Merry might
> remember, was it because QPrintPreview wasn't available at the time?
> We may not end up with much left here :-)

Well, the initial plan was to not have KPrintUtils at all. It's here mainly 
because of timing issues because the necessary upstream work to get everything 
to disappear in KPrintUtils wasn't done in time for Qt 5.2.

> If the original author Petri Damstén doesn't step up, I could take on
> KUnitConversion, seeing as I'm partly familiar with the code.

Then put your name in front with a note for Petri to kick you off if he shows 
up. :-)
I don't think we've been in touch with him yet.

Kévin Ottens, http://ervin.ipsquad.net

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