[kde-edu]: KNewStuff for KTouch?

Anne-Marie Mahfouf annemarie.mahfouf at free.fr
Sat May 26 09:12:53 CEST 2007

Hi Andreas,

KNewStuff is the right choice! 
Ideally I think the keyboard layouts and lectures should also be present in 
the corresponding l10n module so that a Swedish user for example will 
automatically get the Swedish data. I considere doing that myself for 
KHangMan and KLettres i.e. synchronize with a script the data in l10n modules 
and KNewStuff server.

KNewStuff status: for KDE 4, KNewStuff2 has been implemented in kdelibs. 
However at the moment I cannot get it work. The download dialog is 
implemented in KHangMan but does nothing. I am not sure what I should do with 
it to make it working. Any feedback from Josef whom I CC is welcome.

Upload should be implemented as well, we need it for KDE 4.0.

On the server side, we now have a box for KNewStuff (currently our data is on 
edu.kde.org webspace which is not the best). This box will be set up 
administrated by Albert (blinKen & KGeography). He'll keep in touch when it's 
ready. Thanks to Aaron Seigo for getting this into action.

Last, the feature freeze for KDE 4 is postponed to 25th July so you have time 
to implement this for KDE 4.0.
Josef: we imperatively need download and upload work BEFORE aKademy, please 
give us ETA and potential problems so we can sort them out. Several of our 
applications rely on KNS and we need it working at least as it was in KDE3 
and preferably better! Thanks in advance,


On Wednesday 23 May 2007 14:52:47 Andreas Nicolai wrote:
> Hi there,
> I get a considerable number of user mails with own keyboard layouts and
> lectures which takes always some effort to review and include into the
> program.
> For the next release I would rather like to allow users to submit their own
> keyboards and lectures to some online repository where all other users of
> KTouch can directly profit from. Also, I get several duplicates of keyboard
> layouts that are already in the repository, but not yet shipped with each
> distro.
> Essentially I would want to "ship" KTouch per default with some reviewed
> and QA approved keyboard layouts and lectures and have the other user
> supplied layouts and lectures show up right away in the menu as optional
> components (for users with internet connection, of course).
> Would KNewStuff be useful for this kind of thing and how much effort would
> it make to program such a feature? If someone is familiar with the
> KNewStuff API and could give me a hand, I'd really appreciate it.
> Bye,
> Andreas

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