Moving Baloo forward

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Fri Jan 17 09:49:51 GMT 2014

On Friday, 2014-01-17, 01:47:17, Albert Astals Cid wrote:

> If we move now, in one year we will have had 1 year of real usage uncovering
> bugs and 1 year of bugfixes.
> If we move in one year, we will have lost that 1 year of real usage (since
> few people will be using it) and so in one year we will be in the same
> situation as we are now.

Isn't there also the option to switch selected applications to Baloo now and 
others later, e.g. on their respective maintainers schedule?

For example move KDE PIM to Baloo, which I think we have agreement on 
internally, and migrating "our" data in the process. That should not create 
any issues since it is unlikely that anyone was accessing "our" data directly 
through Nepomuk instead of using our APIs.

That should give Baloo and its APIs a lot of testing, almost certainly improve 
the situtation for us (KDE PIM), but neither touch anyone else's semantic data 
nor interrrupt their technology stack (as a bonus move load away from their 

There might be other examples of apps that can safely move without affecting 
any other current user of Nepomuk.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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