What to do about Kompare?

Matt Rogers mattr at kde.org
Tue Dec 11 03:14:19 CET 2007

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On Dec 10, 2007, at 4:50 PM, Allen Winter wrote:

> Howdy,
> Kompare currently isn't being built in kdesdk.
> In fact, the kdesdk/CMakeLists.txt file has this line:
> MESSAGE(STATUS "Kompare from the branches/work/kompare/3-way- 
> kompare will replace \
> this version, so do not spend too much time on getting this version  
> to work as it will be replaced.")
> In Bug 153463 [1], Kevin Kofler provides some patches to make the  
> current Kompare code
> in kdesk compile (and work, I guess).  I haven't tested the patches  
> myself.
> In the past few days he even provides patches to forward port stuff  
> from the 3-way-kompare
> branch to kdesdk/kompare.
> Separately, Maksim told me that the 3-way-kompare branch hasn't  
> been touched in
> almost 2 years.
> In [1], I ask Kevin if he wants to take over maintenance.  But he  
> never responded.
> So.. how to proceed?
> Kevin, would you want to take over kdesdk/kompare and make it work  
> for KDE4.0.0?
> Else, I guess we won't have kompare in KDE4.0.
> Comments?
> -Allen

I'd prefer to not have a Kompare in KDE 4.0. It's too late. We should  
have been looking for maintainers or people willing to port apps a  
few months ago rather than right before the release.

If Kevin wants to take over maintenance, that's fine, but making  
Kompare ready for KDE 4.0 seems like a goal not reachable considering  
when the release is going to be.
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