Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Wed Feb 22 21:43:12 UTC 2017

El dimecres, 22 de febrer de 2017, a les 1:07:42 CET, Boudhayan Gupta va 
> I really don't see why this has to exist. Anyone who uses floppies in
> this day and age knows how to use a command line to do a low level
> format. Anything else can be done using the usual tools - KParted,
> etc.

This email is totally out of line. 

We have a maintainer, he's willing to fix the bugs and address shortcommings.

Who do you think you are to say that our users are not worthy of having a nice 
UI tool and should be relegated to using the command line?

Please let's not allienate developers saying "your software is useless" and 
instead let's encourage them to make it better.


> Freundliche Grüße
> Boudhayan Gupta
> KDE e.V. - Sysadmin and Community Working Groups
> +49 151 71032970
> On 21 February 2017 at 23:34, Wolfgang Bauer <wbauer at> wrote:
> > Am Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2017, 00:34:38 schrieb Luigi Toscano:
> >> Really, please, let's try to find another solution than running as root.
> > 
> > Yes, of course..
> > 
> > I'd like to clarify a bit though:
> > I did (and do) prefer the kauth solution.
> > 
> > I only considered offering to restart the application as root (in case of
> > insufficient permissions only) as a temporary "stop-gap measure", because
> > it seemed to be easier/quicker to implement.
> > 
> > But anyway, I will *not* do it. Promised.
> > 
> > Kind Regards,
> > Wolfgang

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