[Konsole-devel] [RFC] Remove the --background-mode feature.

Francesco Cecconi francesco.cecconi at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 10:02:21 UTC 2012

On Saturday 17 November 2012 23:27:32 Jekyll Wu wrote:
> I would propose removing the --background-mode feature from konsole, 
> because it was and is still a very hacky and immature feature even after 
> it has been added for 4 years.


This "feature" is incomplete and not useful in these conditions and 
remove it could be the best choice.

> Its problems:
> 1. it only works for the very first window. The global shortcut only 
> toggles the visibility of the very first window.
> 2. it doesn't remember and restore the position of the first window
> 3, it has never been further polished or developed after it was added.
> Another strong proof is there are only 2 related reports about that 
> option on bugs.kde.org :
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=258850
> it is for a strange and unreproduciable startup warning message, not 
> directly related with this --background-mode feature itself.
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94348
> That is why this --background-mode option was introduced. See comment #3.
> A feature receiving almost zero bug reports is either perfect, or is 
> something nobody uses .  Based upon my above observation of its 
> problems, I really think the latter explanation looks more convincing.
> All in all, I feel that option is more like a trick or demonstration of 
>   "we can also do what yakuake does. well, kind of", other than a 
> well-designed and mature feature. Although I have not got any 
> statistics, I really doubt how many users really like, use or even know 
> about that feature.
> Any idea ?
> Regards
> Jekyll
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Francesco Cecconi
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