Dropping kdelibs4-based applications in KDE Applications 17.12

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Mon Nov 14 22:11:19 UTC 2016

El divendres, 11 de novembre de 2016, a les 16:45:25 CET, Dominik Haumann va 
> 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 would be all for it, seems like a good a live meeting seems like a good 
forum to share/fix hurdles that may be common to lots of projects.

This needs someone to organize such a sprint though ;)


> 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
> more.
> 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
> can.
> Of course, this would only work if we find enough developers that join
> such an event.
> Greetings
> Dominik

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