Moving KDE Telepathy to kdenetwork

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Thu Feb 5 23:21:03 GMT 2015

On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 11:31 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at> wrote:
> El Dimecres, 4 de febrer de 2015, a les 10:52:59, Pali Rohár va escriure:
>> On Wednesday 04 February 2015 01:51:49 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>> > El Dimarts, 3 de febrer de 2015, a les 00:49:17, Martin
>> Klapetek va escriure:
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > > so we decided with KDE Telepathy to join the big guys and
>> > > become part of KDE Applications 15.04. So I'd like to
>> > > request a move of KDE Telepathy repos[1] to kdenetwork/.
>> > > This is also a mail to Urs Wolfer asking for approval as
>> > > per the policies.
>> >
>> > KTP is all KF5 based at the moment, right?
>> >
>> > Not being a IM user myself, how does KTP compare to kopete
>> > feature wise?
>> >
>> > Kopete mailing list: is there any work happening in kopete?
>> > Are you even thinking on a port to KF5?
>> I do not have time right now to port Kopete to KF5. I'm still
>> using Kopete and if I catch some crash/bug I will try to fix it.
>> But in last months I did not have time to work on any new feature
>> due to finishing my university study...
>> Anyway, if there are some students interested in Kopete and KDE
>> will be in next Google Summer of Code and could help & mentor
>> some Kopete project...
> The question is, what do you miss in Kopete that KTP doesn't provide, and
> won't it be easier to make KTP provide that over having to port kopete all
> over KF5?
> I'm asking this because i feel at un-ease by shipping in our main modules two
> things that as far as i know "do the same", i'll be much happier if we're
> doing this because kopete is on maintaince mode for those still using kdelibs4
> apps but we're converge in KTP for KF5.
> What do you guys think?
> Cheers,
>   Albert

After having been an avid user of both projects, and admittedly
collaborated much more with KTp although not exclusively, I think that
KTp is a clear evolution forward.
Telepathy is an interesting proof of successful collaboration between
many different free software projects (much further than the typical
Gnome&KDE) and I think we should strive to make it a solution for all
of us.

Getting more pragmatic, I think the clear distinction between Kopete
and KTp is that Kopete is a KDE application by the book (kxmlgui, a
main window, integrates on the system tray etc.) and KTp will blend in
your Plasma, which is a feature I value very positively.


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