KDE Quality (problems)

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sun Apr 17 18:35:20 BST 2011

On Sunday, 2011-04-17, Peter Nikolic wrote:
> On Sunday 17 April 2011 17:56:53 Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > On Thursday, 2011-04-14, Clemens Eisserer wrote:

> > > No offense, but why at all should Qanta be part of a Desktop
> > > Environment?
> > 
> > Good question. Did anyone ever actually suggest that?
> > 
> > > I like Quanta, but what makes it worthwile to integrate it tightly into
> > > a DE?
> > 
> > I don't think anyone would attempt that, especially not at this stage of
> > development.
> > 
> > > > Kopete is meant to be replaced by telepathy (which is in early
> > > > development)
> > > 
> > > So I suppose a KDE frontend will be developed by the KDE project.
> > > Which has to be maintained again, same situation but different program.
> > 
> > Not entirely. The shared infrastructure makes it a lot less effort to
> > maintain the new program which is basically just user interface.
> > 
> > Basically *the* way to go forward, sharing maintenance load and support
> > of new protocols between various development communities.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Kevin
> Am i getting confused here or are you saying  Quanta does not warrent
> integration yet  Kopete or it's replacement does  if so that stinks big
> time ..

No, misunderstanding. What I am trying to say is that anyone would for 
whatever reason want to somehow bind their application to a certain workspace 
implementation, they would not do that before finishing their application in 
the first place.

In the case of Telepathy there might be some workspace components 
*additionally* to a traditional application, e.g. to show a list of online 
contact even when no chat application is running.

Quanta could of course also provide some additional workspace components, e.g. 
a session applet like the one for Kate or Konsole. But again like Kate or 
Konsole it will probably not depend on any workspace library itself, at least 
I can't see any benefit from doing that.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 190 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde/attachments/20110417/4960a26f/attachment.sig>
-------------- next part --------------
This message is from the kde mailing list.
Account management:  https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde.
Archives: http://lists.kde.org/.
More info: http://www.kde.org/faq.html.

More information about the kde mailing list