ksecretservice (Re: [Kde-cvs-announce] KDE SC 4.8 Soft Feature Freeze)

David Faure faure at kde.org
Mon Oct 31 13:15:40 UTC 2011

On Monday 31 October 2011 13:16:26 Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Monday, October 31, 2011 13:01:27 Allen Winter wrote:
> > I'm of the opinion that KSecretService can be released with kdelibs 4.8
> > as long as it passes review.
> > 
> > What do others think?
> If we're doing a 4.8, we should allow features in. Having too much stuff
> pending only for Frameworks5 (which we don't have a date for yet), will
> cause bitrot, frustrate developers and make it harder to advance the whole
> of KDE SC before Qt5 and Frameworks5 are out.

I have mixed feelings.

On one hand it is in the feature list for 4.8, and I decided to stop fighting 
for a frozen kdelibs-master (git merge makes it actually to maintain after 

But on the other hand changing the whole implementation behind KWallet is a 
big change. The kind of change that belongs to KDE Frameworks 5 in my opinion, 
especially since it comes with "some changes in API behavior", which app 
developers expect in a '5' release, but not in a '4.8' release.

It also makes a lot more sense to consider the whole thing as one separate 
framework, but I guess architectural beauty won't convince the readers of this 
thread :)

The fact that we don't have a date for kde frameworks 5 doesn't mean it will 
take 3 years. It would come a lot faster if more people actually worked on it 

David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
Sponsored by Nokia to work on KDE, incl. Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org).

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