Distro BoF

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Sun Jan 20 00:47:55 CET 2008

Me, Helio, Dirk and Bille had a BoF discussing what distros need in
KDE 4.1 to allow us to retire KDE 3, the whiteboard had the following
list of wishlist items.

* Multiple KConfig backends, especially LDAP
* Improved themeing so distros can set their own look customisations
* System Settings Unix tools integration (possibly with Guidance KDE 4
* port)
* Make KDM work, including consolekit patch
* Fix KControl root privilages, preferably with PolicyKit

On the application front the priorities are

* Plasma feature parity with KDE 3 equivalents
* Power manager
* Network manager
* Kiosktool (Dirk has some ideas on how this should be rewritten)

Finally we all use .kde4 for $KDEHOME, SuSE has no plans to move back
to .kde ever.  It would be nice to have an option for a one time move
of KDE 3 settings.  Possible .kde4 should be used upstream.


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