Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b

Jonathan Riddell jr at
Sat Feb 11 16:07:14 UTC 2017

Kai Uwe fixed k3b so that should be good to ship in Applications now
from my casual testing


On 11 February 2017 at 13:44, Jonathan Riddell <jr at> wrote:
> We tested some legacy media at the Plasma sprint
> I recommend KFloppy be removed from Applications releases.  It
> couldn't find my floppy drive and when I hacked the code to tell it
> where to look it depended on an external tool fdformat which didn't
> work anyway.  It's only feature is to format a disc and arguably
> support could be added to partitonmanager although it didn't work when
> I tried it.
> K3b can't create data projects so shouldn't get released until at
> least that gets fixed
> We seem to have no great solution to playing audio CDs, dragonplayer
> doesn't understand playlists so can't select a track, amarok doesn't
> see any tracks and kscd uses client side window decorations and skins
> with all the evilness of that.  Vlc works fine.
> Jonathan

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