[kubuntu-devel] Reviewing old specs

Richard A. Johnson nixternal at kubuntu.org
Wed May 14 00:38:46 BST 2008

On Tuesday 13 May 2008, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
| 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.

KMix is still an issue. I have a small LTSP setup here and haven't been able to 
get it to work with KDE 4 just yet.

| > 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.

I didn't even see this one. If you want, I can work on this one.

| 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.

Kvkbd is being ported right now to KDE 4.

| > 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.

There may be some future work on creating a multi-desktop Gnome-do backend as 

| > https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-autostart-applicati
| >ons 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.
| Dunno.

Basket is being ported to KDE 4, they have 2 new devs I think. Kommander is also 
part of some big KDE 4 push as well, I remember reading about it not to long 

| > 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.

Look over either kde-apps.org or qt-apps.org as I thought I saw a partitioner 

| > 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.

I think I read something about this being worked on, possibly a mailing list 

| > 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.

That shouldn't be to difficult and sounds fun :)

I am up for some coding this time around. Looks like I may be starting a new job 
soon so that means no more school for the time being. That will free up a bit 
of time here.

Richard A. Johnson
nixternal at kubuntu.org
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