[kde-edu]: the Timetable program

Mahfouf Anne-Marie annemahfouf at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 26 14:47:49 CEST 2003


Yes, I agree. This is a good idea to have it in kdenonbeta so that people 
can check it. And to have a webpage in edu.kde.org would be also nice and 
the program could be listed in Software -> Kdenonbeta.

When it's fully KDE compliant it could be packaged either with kdeedu or 
with kde-extra gear.
Such programs must get to be known as more and more schools are willing to 
switch to Linux, as far as I can see in the mails I get.


>I've been talking to Lalescu Liviu, the author of the timetable
>program [1], who posted on this list a while ago.  The program has
>seen quite some improvements the last few weeks in the GUI, although
>it's still a Qt-only app, and it's imho still a while from being
>However, I do think that a program like this would be a nice addition
>to KDE-Edu, and I was wondering about whether it would not be a good
>idea to let the author continue development on it in kdenonbeta.
>Regarding what some people said about this not really being an
>educational app, I would respond that:
>1 It's not strictly an educational app, but *very* useful for
>   educational institutions using KDE-Edu
>2 Other apps in KDE-Edu are not strictly educational themselves.  I
>   would think that a program like KStars would also be more useful to
>   hobbyist astronomers than students learning about astronomy.
>Like with KStars, I don't think the fact that a program is also useful
>outside of education is a reason to not make it available to people
>from the educational sector.
>Furthermore, the author is having trouble raising interest in the
>program, and I think that (eventually) having it in KDE-Edu would
>be of mutual benefit to him and KDE-Edu.
>Anyway, letting him develop this in kdenonbeta is not a high risk to
>take imho.  Eventually, if Lalescu manages to get it up to speed with
>KDE standards, it can be moved to kdeedu.  If you agree, I volunteer
>to import it to CVS and making it use the KDE build system.  It would
>be Lalescu's job to work on the program, making it use the KDE
>libraries, and continuing to improve it.  He could of course always
>ask me or others for assistance.
>What do you think ?
>[1]  http://algorithms.ro
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