KF5 Update Meeting Minutes 2014-w28

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Tue Jul 8 22:57:27 BST 2014

On 9 July 2014 03:30, Kevin Ottens <ervin at kde.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone,

Hi Kevin,

> This is the minutes of the Week 28 KF5 meeting. As usual it has been held on
> #kde-devel at 4pm Paris time.
> Were present: agateau, apol, d_ed, dfaure, fregl, mgraesslin, notmart,
> PovAddict, Riddell, sandsmark, tosky, unormal, vHanda and myself.
> Announcements:
>  * KF 5.0 got officially released yesterday!
>  * As announced this meeting is more forward looking than reporting,
> especially useful would be: features you want to see appear, and areas for
> improvements you see;
>  * It will be our last regular meeting for the time being, we can move to flow
> base without trying to set a strict deadline now (as release and development
> is mostly decoupled);
>  * agateau would like to see the ColumnResizer class get out of review limbo
> (probably didn't have enough energy to get it in Qt, would happily push it to
> kwidgetsaddons);
>  * apol would like us to figure out how we expect people to develop on apps
> with KF5;
>  * we need to ensure the tooling is there and that it's easy to get started;
>  * he's also like to see the android port progress, in particular he got no
> answer about getting a file in ECM to that effect;
>  * d_ed has two models he wants to get into kf5 at some point (one similar to
> KCategoryModel, allowing a row in two categories, the other one merges two
> list models together);
>  * also he'd like the framework integration to be cleaned up and to sync
> itself with breeze's settings;
>  * dfaure plans to complete the startup notification in kdbusservice;
>  * he also plans to replace sycoca;
>  * he also wants to figure out what to do with libkonq;
>  * fregl wants to see more focus on a11y;
>  * he notes it will require being able to operate plasma based code with the
> keyboard;
>  * mgraesslin would like windows and macos support effective in KWindowSystem;
>  * he plans wayland support in kwindowsystem too;
>  * he'd also like the runtime component of kglobalaccel back in the framework
> itself;
>  * notmart would welcome a git hook to make sure all commits are reviewed;
>  * he's not sold on the no branches policy, actually plasma-framework seeing
> heavy work he pushed feature branches already (said policy isn't written
> anywhere BTW);
>  * for the upcoming versions he wants the runtime part of plasma-framework to
> converge as much as possible the plasma components and the qt controls;
>  * there's interest to move Package out of plasma-framework, a solution should
> be devised;
>  * PovAddict is working on a single-app installer for windows:
>    http://i.imgur.com/zokLHVe.png ;
>  * he'd like our documentation to improve, we're really behind alternatives in
> that regard;
>  * Riddell would like kauth/polkit fixed;
>  * he'd like the kwallet migrator done ASAP;
>  * he'd also like kdesudo next to kdesu;
>  * finally, he pointed out that the schedule was missing the string freezes;
>  * sandsmark wants to get to grammar checking in sonnet;
>  * he's also like to get auto-correct in sonnet;
>  * tosky would like to see more tests;
>  * he'd also want more work on some of the i18n components;
>  * unormal is looking forward to more mac CI results;
>  * the windows CI is a bit stuck;
>  * he'd like to see progress on the android CI;
>  * he'd like to see a donation button in KDE apps based on KF5 (developers
> could opt-out);
>  * he's thinking we should ask third party developers if they want to send us
> some information when they use a framework to create an app;
>  * vHanda would like kfilemetadata to make it into a framework;
>  * he'd also like to turn baloo into a framework;
>  * finally he'd like gestures in kglobalaccel;
>  * ervin hopes to see kdepimlibs bits getting in sooner rather than later;

Hmm? Sysadmin has already received a request to get the frameworks
branch of kdepimlibs building on the CI system to allow for KMyMoney's
frameworks branch to be built. I thought this was already underway?

>  * also he would like our developer story to be clearer, tooling needs to be
> improved for our different targets (especially third parties);
>  * finally he thinks we need to strengthen our CI system and tests to raise
> the bar on quality.

Expand on strengthen please?

> If you got questions, feel free to ask.
> Regards.


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