[kdemultimedia] [Bug 351894] Missing video thumbnails after upgrading to 15.08

Frank Reininghaus frank78ac at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 30 21:32:29 BST 2015


--- Comment #6 from Frank Reininghaus <frank78ac at googlemail.com> ---
(In reply to Albert Astals Cid from comment #4)
> Did the dolphin people think about this when deciding to do a KF5 release?

I think it's quite obvious that nobody thought about this. 

We all agree that thinking more about this and some other aspects of the file
management infrastructure would have been good, but I'm not sure if blaming
just those who work on Dolphin makes much sense. Considering that the same
infrastructure has been used for quite some time by Plasma's Folder View and by
some applications that need a file dialog and that had their first
KF5/Qt5-based release earlier than Dolphin, I think that it was not entirely
unreasonable to assume that the worst KDE SC 4.x -> KF5 transition issues were
already resolved or being worked on and discussed in public.

Now, with the benefit of hindsight, it seems obvious that the KF5-based preview
plugins (which exist since last year, thanks for the links, Rog131) should have
been released as soon as possible in addition to the KDE SC 4.x-based ones
(which are still needed until all applications are KF5-based).

I guess the lesson to learn from this is that the dependencies between
different packages should be analyzed in much more detail if another transition
like this one, where everything is ported and released at its own pace and in
different groups (frameworks, applications and workpspace), happens in the
future. Moreover, one should not feel too safe if the software that is built by
kdesrc-build seems to work fine, because it builds a lot of stuff which is
either not released yet, or might never be released (like lib/konq in
kde-baseapps). The same applies to the packages made from git checkouts which
distros made (thankfully!) available to those who were willing to test
KF5-based apps early.

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