Is kget abandoned?

icebox icebox at
Thu May 19 21:30:52 BST 2005

On Thursday 19 May 2005 16:55, Calvin Spealman wrote about Re: [kde] Is 
kget abandoned?:
> On 5/19/05, David Cary Hart <KDE at> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 16:29 +0200, Dawid Ciezarkiewicz wrote:
> > > I'm using KGet since ... ever and I can't see any progress in it
> > > for some time. Homepage ( ) last
> > > update was: 28 May 2002. I like this program and I wish it would
> > > be still developed. So I'm asking is this project abandoned? If
> > > yes - what should I use as replacement or if somebody is going to
> > > takeover developing of KGet.
> >
> > Just because it hasn't been modified doesn't mean it's deprecated.
> > The underlying wget remains pretty much unchanged for years.
> If you wish more progress in KGet, but the developers don't see
> anything that really needs changed (whats wrong with it?), then point
> out what you think is missing or incorrect, and maybe even get your
> hands dirty with some coding.
> I think we all miss one fundamental goal of software developement: to
> finish it. Usually, this never ever happens, and developement just
> goes on until either everyone moves on to a different solution, or
> the original problem goes away and we don't need it any more. But,
> there are those few instances where a project reachse a point where
> it is, for lack of a better term, perfect.
> I'm not saying KGet is perfect, but I found it a nice opportunity to
> pipe in with these thoughts.
another example would be xmms - as opposed to let's say kde itself or 
gimp or others who can constantly evolve to the latest trends and 
technologies. Xmms imho is finished it plays mp3 and it does it very 
good - any new features would be more like a source of bugs and 
annoyance - like winamp5 is. For big stuff we have jukebox software 
like amarok.

just my - offtopic - thoughts...

regards Silviu

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