Non-C++ Apps in KDE Main Modules (Was: Guidance in KDE Admin)

Anne-Marie Mahfouf annemarie.mahfouf at
Fri Mar 28 11:38:10 CET 2008

I'm a bit confused here. We said prior to KDE 4 that it would be good to have 
at least another language app in every KDE module. Personally I'd be glad to 
have a Python or Ruby app in kdeedu. 

And distros use Guidance or the printing-applet or other Python apps! Do users 

I believe the real debate and issue we (the release team) have to solve right 
now is about the printer-applet in kdereview.
I built it, it fits a need (although I'd like it to pop in the systray 
immediately when the printer is on and not only when the user prints 
something), I like it, I vote for it. 
I encourage people from the release team to actually build apps in kdereview 
pending to be moved and state their opinions on them! 
[As a side note, the Python debate is maybe interesting theorically but having 
C++ apps moving to modules without user handbook or tooltips and QWhatsThis 
help is certainly a bigger issue.]


PS: I'm not a language guru so I cannot assess some issues that were 
described. As a user, Guidance or the printing-applet do not behave worse 
than anything else, they behave just as fine (I built Guidance when it was in 
kdereview for being moved to extragear iirc)

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