Dropping kdelibs4-based applications in KDE Applications 17.12

Dominik Haumann dhaumann at kde.org
Fri Nov 11 15:45:25 UTC 2016

On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 11:42 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi, my proposal would be to make KDE Applications 17.08 the last release we
> accept applications based on kdelibs4, that means people have a year until KDE
> Applications 17.12 to port the applications from the list below to KF5.
> The ones that aren't ported we would just drop to unmaintained or if they have
> an active developer team that somehow doesn't want to move to KF5 they could
> move to "extreagear".
> I know lots of you would want to see this happen *now* but remember there's
> people using those apps so dropping them makes them no good.
> Comments?

I think this is a very good idea and support this.

However, the list you provided is possibly longer, for instance there
are applications that are not part of this the Applications release. I
*know* that this sounds like it's off-topic, but I don't think it is
for the following reason:

What do you think about having a Randa meeting (or similar) with focus
on finishing ports to KF5? Would that make sense?

I'm thinking of apps like Kile or similar that while already ported,
still don't have a stable release. I'm pretty sure there are many

Such an initiative would also show that we don't simply drop old apps,
instead, we would show that we care to bring along as many apps as we

Of course, this would only work if we find enough developers that join
such an event.


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