[Bug 291296] Re: KDE Guidance missed at Kubuntu 8.10

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Oct 31 04:04:16 UTC 2008

I'll also add a few points:

Guidance Displayconfig barely worked with the X version we had in Hardy.
I would need a nearly complete rewrite of the backend to work with
xrandr to really be useful in a modern X.  To work with Intrepid KDE,
the front end would have had to have been ported to KDE4.  So it would
have required essentiall a total rewrite that no one appeared to do.

I agree that the current Xrandr tool is not ideal, but it works better
than Guidance would have.  The one remaining part of Guidance, the power
manager, will be replaced be powerdevil in Jaunty.  Bottom line is
Guidance is gone and it's not coming back.

For issues like the Xrandr tool being incomplete, file wishlist bugs
against the package that can be properly triaged and sent upstream.  For
things that are still missing (not we picked a different solution), you
might consider joining in drafting the Kubuntu specs for Jaunty:


As you'll see, for example, the Wine configuration tool is one thing
that's already on the list.

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