[Kexi] Kexi development

Ingo Malchow ingomalchow at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 23 16:01:38 UTC 2009

2009/12/23 Jaroslaw S <kexipl at gmail.com>:
> 2009/12/23 Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org>:
>> On Wednesday 23 December 2009 12:40:45 you wrote:
>>> 2009/12/23 Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org>:
>>> >> Good Idea.
>>> >> Even while Bob has no access to Kexi 2.x yet, a good start is to
>>> >> carefully migrate 1.x documentation to the userbase wiki for
>>> >> incremental updates. There are obviously parts of the workflow that so
>>> >> not change (if we don't count screenshots).
>>> >
>>> > I would suggest that we handle this in a way similar to the Plasma pages
>>> > - we build the pages under the revision number, then the main page is
>>> > redirected to the current revision while an infobox tells people where to
>>> > find older versions.  The structure is partially set up, in response to a
>>> > recent request to move file-format support information - see
>>> > http://userbase.kde.org/Kexi/1.6/Text for an example.
>>> >
>>> > So we would start with creating the page Kexi/2.2/Kexi and then any
>>> > subpages needed would be Kexi/2.2/PageName.  Does that sound OK?  The
>>> > existing documentation can be put under the 1.6 section - I'll help with
>>> > that if you wish.
>>> That's ok, but I would prefer Kexi/Handbook/ path. No need to put
>>> versions into the place (changes too quickly).
>>> Thanks for the feedback!
>> That's fine as well.
>>> By the way, I offered my help to the kde-www team regardingthe
>>> breadcrumb links on the userbase/techbase.
>>> It's a small taks but I still didnt get the access. Is there anything
>>> that stops us from having the sites navigation improved?
>>> (I am asking because people add a lot of navigation links by hand (!),
>>> and also the language template is not the best way of handling things
>>> - one could use e.g. mediawiki namespaces, otherwise searching is a
>>> nightmare)
>> Nothing happened for a long time as no-one capable of doing the necessary on
>> the server had the time.  Then recently I teamed up with the forum guys, and
>> neverendingo has now got full rights over userbase.  We're doing a lot of work
>> to improve matters, but it will take a few more weeks before things show up.
>> Part of the problem is that our wikis are running an old version of mediawiki
>> - and this will have to be changed first.
> This is always the case - mediawiki just moves quickly forward :)
>> Breadcrumb navigation in mediawiki must be harder than you'd think.  There are
>> several extensions to allow it, but none of them give breadcrumbs structured
>> like the ones in dolphin.  That suggests to me that there is a problem.
> I have implemented my own and can be inserted into the template. (see kexi.pl )
>> However, there exists an extension that gives breadcrumbe using categories as
>> the intermediate crumb.  That looks more promising, but is not yet tested on
>> our sandbox wiki.
> Hmm, categories are nonlinear so it looks more like  a tag soup, isn't it?
>> This is one of the things that we hope to realise in the
>> next few weeks.  We have lots of plans that will improve matters :-), one of
>> which is to get a better search engine in.
>> I haven't forgotten your offer, but if a tool already exists there's no point
>> in wasting your time.  OTOH, once we have the updated wiki running, if the
>> extensions tested don't meet our needs, at least you will have someone
>> available to talk to wrt trying out your method.  Having the sandbox is a
>> great help.
> Alternatively, if I could get you copy of mediawiki files and
> directories with the template, I could try to run it locally and make
> a patch that the admin can apply.

Hi Jaroslaw,

what we currently testing is the latest version Wikimedia itself uses,
with some backport fixes and a bundle of preselected extensions. You
can check it out with svn from

The template can be found on our own KDE svn server, see


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