remove khelpcenter from next Plasma release?

Martin Gräßlin mgraesslin at
Wed Mar 9 16:20:09 GMT 2016

Am 2016-03-09 16:43, schrieb Yuri Chornoivan:
> 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    |    |
> Hi,
> 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.

Neither Okular, nor Krusader are part of Plasma. So what is that? Trying 
to create a flamewar?

This is highly non-constructive, highly disrespectful towards the 
developers caring about our user experience. This is absolutely not 

Seriosuly pissed

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