New Feature for kdelibs (Was: The case for a kdelibs 4.8)

Dawit A adawit at
Tue Nov 8 00:32:15 UTC 2011

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Allen Winter <winter at> wrote:
> On Monday 07 November 2011 10:18:15 AM Dawit A wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM, David Faure <faure at> wrote:
>> > On Thursday 29 September 2011 20:01:00 Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> >> But one of my points is that we need features too, not just bugfixes.
>> >> Continuing 4.7.x releases solves the problem of bugfixes just fine, but
>> >> entirely fails to address the issue of features.
>> >
>> > But who is (or would be) working on features in kdecore | kdeui | kio | kfile?
>> Well this is over a month too late, but I have a enhancement change
>> for kcookiejar that needs to go into kdelibs/kioslave for KDE 4.8. The
>> patch has actually been pending for a merge since KDE 4.6. See
>> Unfortunately, I do not know how to proceed with committing the
>> kdelibs portion of the patch without actually polluting the kdelibs
>> 4.7.4 version. Waiting for the final December release of the final KDE
>> 4.7.4 is one approach, but then the commit would be too late for the
>> feature freeze. We either need to exempt kdelibs from the upcoming
>> feature freeze or I need an exemption to commit these changes past the
>> freeze times currently established for KDE 4.8
> Right.
> I do think we are open to feature changes in kdelibs for the upcoming 4.8 release.
> But those need to be handled on a case-by-case basis and investigated and discussed.
> We (the Release Team) need to know about such features very soon as freezes are coming.
> I'm CC'ing the release-team on this.
> In this particular case,  I looked at the patches involved and think we should allow them
> into kdelibs-KDE/4.7 branch... Mainly it looks like this patch adds the ability to make
> site cookies act like session cookies.

Right. The patch simply moves the idea of session cookies from being a
global configuration option to a site specific option. That is it gets
rid of the all or nothing approach currently employed. That gives the
user a lot more control of how they deal with cookies.

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