KDEREVIEW: Proposing utilities/markdownpart to become community/release-service-managed

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at kde.org
Mon Aug 17 22:04:44 BST 2020

Hi Elvis,

Am Montag, 17. August 2020, 22:43:37 CEST schrieb Elvis Angelaccio:
> On 15/08/20 19:20, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > what is markdownpart you ask? A KParts plugin allowing to view markdown
> > documents rendered e.g. in Kate's preview plugin, Ark, Krusader or
> > Konqueror, being mainly a wrapper around QTextDocument::setMarkdown &
> > QTextBrowser. See here it being used with Kate's preview plugin:
> > https://cdn.kde.org/screenshots/markdownpart/markdownpart.png
> > Note: for now Qt 5.15-only, 5.14 possible but untested.
> > 
> > I would like to propose markdownpart for a move into community maintenance
> > mode and becoming part of release service
> Hi Friedrich,
> why not merge this plugin into kate instead?

Let me answer with another question:
why with Kate and not with Ark or with Krusader or with Konqueror or any other 
potential KParts plugin user where Markdown viewing often is useful?

Bundling with Kate would be a rather random choice IMHO. And
a) make it challenging for packagers to split out an independent packager for 
the markdown kpart with all the files belonging to it
b) make it harder for anyone interested in hacking on it, as they would have 
to also care about the whole Kate repo and its complete build system, when 
they just want to improve the markdown viewer e.g. for Ark.

But not my call, after all I offer this to KDE community for adoption, sou 
your choice.


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