D14828: remove highlighting download dialog

René J.V. Bertin noreply at phabricator.kde.org
Tue Aug 14 18:55:22 BST 2018

rjvbb added a comment.

  Downloading already didn't work for me since quite a while (the operation never completed) but what does this mean for highlighting files I write myself (or someone's mom does)?
  > Other users who do not follow the latest development releases [...] are likely not the target audience for downloading highlighting files.
  I take a bit exception with this; users of certain distributions that aim to allow them to work *with* the software instead of *on* (as in applying updates) are being compared with a rather negative and probably sexist view of their mother. The opposite is true for many such users: working with stable releases means you have more reason to update things like highlighting files.
  FWIW, there was never a reason to have a download/update button in the "userland" configure UI; a KCM provided by the highlighting framework would make perfect sense (that same KCM could serve to disable/uninstall useless highlighting files; your mom probably doesn't need more than half the ones that get installed.

  R39 KTextEditor


To: cullmann, dhaumann
Cc: rjvbb, kwrite-devel, kde-frameworks-devel, michaelh, kevinapavew, ngraham, bruns, demsking, cullmann, sars, dhaumann
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