nicolas.ternisien at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 17:41:18 CEST 2008
I would like if I find some time to modify KDiskfree to port it to
Solid and convert it to a Plasmoid (like the New device notifier
The kdf project contains :
- Kwikdisk which could be replaced by a Plasmoid.
- KDiskFree which could be removed (as KInfocenter already contain a
KCModuleInfo about existing partitions (even if this part first need
to be improved by using Solid too))
What do you think about this ?
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 5:32 PM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
<kossebau at kde.org> wrote:
> as the coordinator for the modul kdeutils I tried to get an overview about
> what is in there. Following are my findings, which call for some action and,
> before that, your comments, please:
> A) Working AFAIK, with reconfirmed maintainer:
> * Ark - Archiving tool (not yet confirmed, but was maintained by Henrique
> Pinto for 4.0, so I am optimistic it still is)
> * KCalc - scientific calculator
> * KGpg - graphical GPG frontend
> * kjots - manages several "books" with a subject and notes
> * Okteta - binary file editor
> * SuperKaramba - version of Karamba with python scripting
> Fine, no problems here.
> B) Working to great parts AFAIK, but without a maintainer:
> * kcharselect - select special characters from any fonts and put them into the
> clipboard (applet variant still needs porting to plasma)
> * kdessh - front end to ssh
> * kdiskfree - like 'df', a graphical free disk space viewer (+kwikdisk)
> * kfloppy - format a floppy disks with this program
> * ktimer - execute programs after some time
> * kwallet - KDE wallet management tool
> * sweeper - cleans unwanted traces the user leaves on the system
> These programs got ported by our main v3->v4 porters and some, but then noone
> really cares for them.
> I guess at least for the privacy and security related programs KWallet and
> Sweeper we should try to find dedicated maintainers.
> KFloppy and kcharselect would be sad to loose, too.
> The rest would be not that critical to loose, but still:
> KDF might get kicked to kdebase/something and become merged with the partition
> info module, the other functionality (un-/mounting partitions) might already
> be served by some plasmoid(?).
> KTimer might have a small user community and could be turned into a plasmoid,
> e.g. merged with a tea timer or some other clock functionality.
> Of what use is kdessh?
> C) Not working/not compiled and without maintainer:
> * klaptopdaemon - battery and power management, including KControl plugins
> * kdelirc - frontend for the Linux Infrared Remote Control system
> * kmilo - kded module to support various types of hardware input devices
> * ksim - plugin based system monitor
> I have no clue what these four submodules do exactly.
> I suppose that ksim is obsoleted by solid+some plasmoids.
> KDELirc and klaptopdaemon look like they should better end in Solid and
> kmilo might be a candidate for that, too?
> I guess we agree that every program should have some kind of active
> maintainer, some people who feel responsible for it and have sufficient
> knowledge about it, if it is included in a KDE module.
> So I would like to make a public call for maintainers for the programs listed
> as unmaintained above. And given that May 19th is Hard Feature Freeze, I
> would move all programs which will not find an active maintainer until May
> 1st to tags/unmaintained/4.
> Where should the call be done? dot.kde.org, commit-digest or/and kde-devel?
> What would be the effect to promotion (look, they loose maintainers, not
> Your input please.
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