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

Elvis Angelaccio elvis.angelaccio at kde.org
Mon Aug 17 22:15:06 BST 2020

On 17/08/20 23:04, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> 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.

My bad, I didn't realize this was a KPart plugin. The Kate screenshot
you linked got me confused :p

Then yes, a stand-alone package makes sense indeed.

> Cheers
> Friedrich


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