Apps 14.12 release aftermath / Running KF5 apps in KDE 4

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Mon Jan 26 21:14:34 UTC 2015

El Dilluns, 26 de gener de 2015, a les 16:58:53, Eike Hein va escriure:
> Hi,
> it's becoming increasingly clear from feedback that we didn't
> think the decision to ship KF5 apps in 14.12 through very well.
> Distros are currently rolling it out as an upgrade to KDE 4
> systems over the last 4.x apps, and users are running into the
> following problems:
> * KF5-based apps don't pick up visual settings from KDE 4 and
>    can't be configured because System Settings 5 is usually not
>    co-installable.
>    I believe this needs to be addressed in the QPA plugin we
>    ship with Frameworks and have added a new BKO product for
>    the plugin as well as opened a ticket:
> * Some apps apparently don't use the support class to migrate
>    the app config file to the fd.o location, which means from
>    the user POV they lose all settings for the app.
>    Here we need to go through every app and check and fix it,
>    and make sure we don't ship anything without that QA check
>    again on future ports.

It's something hard to do unless someone invests quite a lot of time.

Sure we can check the config migrator is there, that's "easy" but some stuff 
may have changed name or something different. (i.e. that thing you'd need a 

The idea behind not forcing everyone to move at the same time was to make sure 
that what we moved was throughly tested by its developers so the quality was 
good, but it seems some people may have rushed :_/


> I cross-posted this to k-c-d and r-t for visibility - I suggest
> we discuss the Frameworks side on k-c-d and the release QA side
> on r-t.
> Cheers,
> Eike
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