remove khelpcenter from next Plasma release?

Yuri Chornoivan yurchor at
Wed Mar 9 15:43:37 GMT 2016

написане Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:29:28 +0200, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at>:

> Hi all,
> [For the sake of sanity, please reply to both list, this topic affects
> applications and Plasma.]
> One of the topics we are discussing at the current Plasma sprint is  
> whether we
> really want khelpcenter as part of the Plasma releases in the future.  
> Some
> data points:
> - khelpcenter is unmaintained, it has seen a rough port to KF5, but has
>   otherwise seen zero love, this shows
> - just dropping it would mean that the user gets sent to a webpage  
> containing
>   the latest version of the documentation, so khelpcenter's usecase is
>   actually just being an offline cache, fallback mechanism are already  
> in place
> - said user documentation is spotty, this is only semi-related, but still
>   doesn't exactly make a strong case for keeping it
> - it uses KHTML
> A casual poll among developers here at the sprint reveals that ~70% would
> rather see it gone from Plasma, the rest abstains. Nobody from my  
> (admittedly
> small) sample really wants to keep it.
> Killing it could mean that we remove it entirely (to unmaintained), or if
> anybody is interested in maintaining it making it part of Applications,  
> or
> Extragear.
> Let's seriously think about dropping it from Plasma 5.7 and onwards. If
> anybody is hell-bent on keeping it, this person should consider  
> maintaining it
> as well. Unmaintained code in Plasma is not cool, and so far nobody  
> seems to
> care enough to step up.
> Cheers,
> --
> sebas
> Sebastian Kügler    |    |


Just of curiosity, what is the next thing, after documentation (as Plasma  
almost does not have it), to get rid from Plasma? Is it Okular, Krusader,  
something else? Just to make simple, sleek and unintrusive.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

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