kdeutils cleanup

Matt Rogers mattr at kde.org
Mon Apr 28 16:30:18 CEST 2008

On Monday 28 April 2008 05:30:25 Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> 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 :)

I disagree with you that KCalc should be replaced. I wouldn't necessarily call 
it a scientific calculator though.

> > * 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
> screen.
> 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.
> Jonathan

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