TODO for the app pages

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at
Thu Feb 4 12:01:00 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 6:56 PM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
<kossebau at> wrote:
> Hi,
> this is the maintainer/author of writing. Which BTW is up-to-
> date ;) And easily maintained. Though it shares the bus number with kde-
>, I fear.
> Here my 2 cents (and a link to working code, not just words):
> <busy contributor summary>
> Let's start to use central meta/about data files which feed all places
> describing our software, including the apps pages. Both for consistency and
> low-maintenance.
> First build system integration for KAboutData already provided.
> </busy contributor summary>
> Mercredi, le 3 février 2010, à 12:00, Jos Poortvliet a écrit:
>> I don't want to shoot this effort down, but you just can't count on a
>> page only accessible by SVN to stay updated. Any page which has to be
>> updated more than once a year MUST be a wiki or it won't be updated.
> Jos, you being a psychologist (?) I do not wonder you only think of human
> beings. Which I in fact very much appreciate :)


> But for some minutes also consider these automates, driven by control code.
> So, what about updating the content with them, i.e. automatically? And, worse,
> not just less than once a year, but every two hours, if needed?
> Because the content wanted is (almost) all there, up-to-date and often even
> with multiple translations. In the KAboutData stuffing code (which feeds the
> About dialog) and in the manuals. So what about drawing these data from there,
> without any human interaction?

yes, if automated, this would of course completely negate my critisism.

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