Proposal to deprecate KFloppy
nate at kde.org
Fri Apr 28 14:16:29 BST 2023
Does it work for *anyone* with a modern distro? If not, then I think
archiving it makes sense. Time marches on. :)
If it does work for *someone* with a modern distro then at the very
least the UI needs to detect when it will be broken and tell this to the
user in advance to prevent frustration.
On 4/28/23 06:49, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> KFloppy is an old tool to format your floppy diskettes. We packaged
> KFloppy for the Snap store but it doesn't work, neither does it work for
> the apt packages. The code depends on features of Linux that do not
> seem to exist any more, expecting /dev/fd0 and other nodes in /dev. It
> also depends on having tools like fdformat around which are not packages
> for Ubuntu any more. I tested it with an external USB floppy drive.
> The most recent maintainer seems to be Wolfgang Bauer. Can we agree to
> archive it and stop releases?
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