ktouch/next ready for merge

Tomaz Canabrava tcanabrava at kde.org
Tue Oct 23 17:01:25 UTC 2012

2012/10/23 Sebastian Gottfried <sebastiangottfried at web.de>:
> Hi everyone,
> I've successfully completed the last small features I absolutely deem
> necessary for the initial release, so if no one objects I'm going to merge it.
> I think this new version delivers a massively improved training experience so
> we really should release it with KDE SC 4.10 despite a few feature
> regressions. The most obvious ones are:
> 1. No Support to Train on External Text Files
> The old version has the feature where the user may pick a arbitrary text file
> from his computer to train on. The new version lacks that. Instead the user
> has to create a custom course to train on own texts. That's not especially
> difficult with the new course editor, but still more cumbersome than in the
> old version.
> 2. No Support for Other Platform than X11
> The new version depends on X11 to detect the system's keyboard layout. That
> alone could be easily rectified, but the problem is deeper than that. On other
> platforms keyboard layouts doesn't have necessarily the same name than on X11,
> some kind of mapping between the names must be established. On top of that,
> sometimes the keyboard layouts themselves differ, e.g. the Mac keyboard
> layouts are slightly different than their PC counterparts.
> Other than that the feature regressions are either rather unimportant, like
> the dedicated color scheme manager, or due to technical restrictions, like the
> sound feedback because of Phonon's inability to do low latency sound output.
> Best regards,


The Layout thing worries me a bit, for a few schools in brazil uses
KDE-Edu on windows ( I'v managed to make them install kdeedu, but not
linux... sigh. )
What can I do to help on that part?
where should I look at?

> Sebastian
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