kdeutils cleanup

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 28 12:30:25 CEST 2008

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 05:32:53PM +0200, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> * KCalc - scientific calculator

KCalc should be replaced by speedcrunch in my opinion, but that would
require the speedcrunch developers to propose it rather than just say
they will :)

> * kmilo - kded module to support various types of hardware input devices

kmilo firstly transforms the various laptop keys (volume, brightness,
hibernate, music control etc) into something that can be used,
secondly it handles those keys either itself or by passing them onto
another app (such as kmix) and thirdly it displays the result on the

The first two items above should be done elsewhere, fixing laptops
keys into something usable should be done by daemons like
thinkpad-buttons or just mapping them directly to X keysyms.  Handling
the buttons should be done directly by the application best suited
(kmix, the power manager app, amarok) and showing the result on screen
could be done in a library class, no need for a kded module.

However, it needs someone to do that.


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