[kubuntu-devel] Reviewing old specs

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Tue May 13 23:38:59 BST 2008

On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 07:06:13PM -0400, Yuriy Kozlov wrote:
> Hi all,
> I looked through many of the specs filed for Kubuntu[1][2] to try to
> find useful things for Intrepid.  There are a lot of open specs that
> are either clearly not going to be done or already are done.  There
> are a couple that I think would be good to review for Intrepid.  There
> are also some that were probably deferred and need a status update.
> Basically, there's some cleaning up to do, and then there'll be a few
> specs left that may deserve a look at UDS.
> Warning: long list ahead with lots of links.
> In pretty much the order they showed up in search results:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ltsp-kde
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-ltsp-integration
> "Checking LTSP works with KDE"
> What is the status of this?  Will this require testing for Intrepid/KDE4?

I never did get the second machine needed to test this myself.  When
we did it at UDS everything worked except kmix.  It would be
interesting to test it again with KDE 4 and phonon and solid.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ltsp-kde-tools
> What is the status of this?  Did any of the tools get implemented?
> This should probably be revisited at UDS to see what still needs to be
> done.

Nobody implemented it.  It's not terribly important, but a nice
project if someone wants to get into PyKDE.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-onboard
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-accessibility-keyboard
> Related specs for an on-screen keyboard for Kubuntu.  What is the
> status of this?

We added an accessibility keyboard a few releases ago, it doesn't have
all the features of onboard though and I don't know if a KDE 4 version
exists, so that would be another nice project in pyKDE.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-restricted-manager
> This is done, right?


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kickoff-integration
> Kickoff is default in KDE4, so this is done in Intrepid.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-xgl
> This is obsoleted by AIGLX and needs to be closed.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-adept-version-locking
> Was there any progress on this?  Probably needs to be included in
> whatever the Adept spec will be for Intrepid.

It wasn't considered a priority for a GUI app, it won't be a priority
for Intrepid.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-katapult
> "Make katapult launcher cool"
> I don't really understand what this was about but katapult is cool so
> I think this is done ;)

Some of katapult's coolness could do with going into alt-f2 krunner in
KDE 4 though.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/egonas1
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-hardy-kde4
> KDE4 in hardy.  Done.
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kde-games
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-kde4-games
> Duplicate specs.  It would be nice to include a couple games by
> default if space can be found on the CD.

If we replace openoffice with KOffice 2, we could well have space.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kmilo-controls-kmix-selected-sound-card
> This is a bug and the spec should be closed.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-artwork-hardy
> Obsolete.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-autostart-applications
> This would be good.  Jucato did a write up on this, would be useful.
> Maybe something already exists for this for KDE4?

Isn't there a kcontrol module for this in KDE 4.1?

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-basket
> Basket by default would be nice, but I don't think it's ported to KDE4.
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kommander
> Don't know what this one's talking about.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-cd-samples-whole-kde
> Should review what applications get included by default for Intrepid,
> but this isn't much of a spec and should probably be closed.
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-desktop-install
> The behavior of the kubuntu-desktop package is correct as it is, so
> this spec won't be implemented and should be closed.  It does however
> mention a possible bug in gtk-qt-engine, which should be filed
> separately.
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-driver-device-manager
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-feisty-hal-device-manager
> What is this?  Is it like the restricted manager?  So done then?


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-grubconfig
> Is this now artemis_fowl's grub editor project?  Should probably be
> targetted for Intrepid then.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-oem-installer
> I think this was done in abattoir's SoC.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-partition-manager
> Sounds useful.  Has there been any progress on this?  Maybe allow the
> partition manager used in ubiquity to be run as a standalone app on
> the LiveCD?

That would be hard since it uses debian-installer and need it set up
in its own way.  But a stand alone partitioner would be nice.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/rdesktop-krdc-options
> This is done in KDE4 according to the upstream bug report.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/xorg-edit-kxgenerator
> Since there are no plans to include kxgenerator, this should be closed.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/make-free-space-wizard
> What is the status of this?  Sounds useful.  Especially would be nice
> if KDM could launch it if there is not enough space to log in.

KDM should work now with a full disk, clever things happen with ramfs filesystems.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kde-kiosk-profiles
> What is the status of this?  Sounds nice as well.

Never got them made except accessibility ones.  For KDE 4 the priority
would be getting a kiosktool replacement, but that's an upstream issue.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-edgy-package-manager
> This is all either done or obsolete.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-file-transfer-dialogue
> I'm not sure what this is talking about, but was there any progress on this?

It was being implemented in KDE 4 but seems to have disappeared.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-gutsy-guidance
> I think most of this wasn't done for gutsy.  Need a new guidance spec
> for Intrepid though, so this is obsolete.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-hardy-catchup
> I think this one is done, but there's probably new catching up to do.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-default-settings-review
> This is done, but some of the changes may need porting to KDE4.

We will have an intrepid discussion at UDS.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-samba-integration
> Needs to be revisted for Intrepid/KDE4.

We will have an intrepid discussion at UDS.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-koffice-by-default
> Needs to be revisted for Intrepid based on the release plan for Koffice 2.

We will have an intrepid discussion at UDS.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-intelligent-menu-entries
> What is the status of this?  Would be nice.

I think it's obsolete with Kickoff.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-hwdb-usability
> What is the status of this?

hwdb needs re-written as a KDE frontend for hwtest-gtk.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-gutsy-plus-one-adept
> Need a new Adept spec for Intrepid.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-show-all-directorires-of-main-directory
> Done and needs to be closed.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-sound-recorder-by-default
> Sounds good.  Is there a sound recorder program for KDE4?

Not that I know of.  It may well be trivial to do with phonon.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/trash-applet/
> This is a bug and the spec needs to be closed.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ubiquity-timeset-method
> This is a bug.  Might be fixed?  The spec needs to be closed.

Not sure, will check with evand.

> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-gtk-theme
> I think this was done a while ago when gtk-qt-engine was included.


> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-language-selector
> Not really a spec, but anyways, done?

Yes, language-selector will need integration with KDE 4, we'll discuss
that at UDS.

> Ahem.  Need to be closed:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/better-kubuntu-support
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/change-default-color-in-kubuntu-feisty
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kome
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/rebrand-ubuntu-spinoffs
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/setup-tool
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/tighter-integration-between-distros
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/xmms-on-kubuntu
> Thanks for reading.  Whoever has the privileges, please at least close
> the obvious ones.

Will do, thanks for the roundup.

Incase anyone missed it, the specs we have registered for UDS next
week are at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuUDSPragueSpecs


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