kdeutils maintainer? khexedit program unmaintained
winter at kde.org
Mon Dec 3 23:11:58 CET 2007
On Friday 30 November 2007 22:12:21 Allen Winter wrote:
> On Friday 30 November 2007 14:34:51 Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > Hi,
> > from http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Module_Status#Module_Status I
> > read there is no Release Maintainer for kdeutils. So who decides/cares there?
> > I guess this list, then.
> The Release Team, so I'll copy this over to our mailing list.
> > With KHexEdit currently there is a tricky situation. Under kdeutils/khexedit
> > live two separate projects, the program KHexEdit and the binary editor plugin
> > (see the subdirs core, gui, parts), project name Okteta*. I personally only
> > care for Okteta, but not for the program (see footnote why).
> > Right now KHexEdit is roughly ported and runs, but is not fully functional
> > (painting draws outside of PaintEvent, view tabs running wild and crash the
> > program, html/rtf export not working). So not really in release state (yet).
> > Two solutions:
> > 1. Exclude from release and hope for me getting Okteta ready for the next one.
> > 2. Search maintainer and fix KHexEdit.
> > I favour #1 (one program to rule things, no conflicts ;) But I understand
> > those who like #2 more, just tell me what you think.
> > In case most like #2 more I would blog and mail a maintainer query to Danny
> > for inclusion in the digest.
> > So?
> > * Both projects share no code, as the plugin was written from scratch. Instead
> > of modifying KHexEdit to make use of the libs, I decided to write a program
> > also from scratch, using the libs. I am only halfway done, see
> > playground/utils/okteta. Bookmarks, Undo, and embedded search dialog are
> > still missing to match KHexEdit's features, but else looks good.
> > Friedrich
> If khexedit (the application) is truly terrible and unmaintained then we shouldn't
> release it. We should remove khexedit from kdeutils and plan on Okteta for 4.1.
> In the meantime, Okteta should be developed in playground.
> IOW: I agree with option 1.
> This is the same plan we are following for KAider replacing KBabel.
So should I add a kdeutils table to the Module Status page
saying that khexedit will be removed for 4.0 and that
okteta will be new in 4.1??
Freidrich: I assume you will be happy to do the khexedit move to unmaintained/4?
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