userconfig broken

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Dec 19 16:59:54 UTC 2012

Harald Sitter <apachelogger at> wrote:

>userconfig in raring is broken because of two things:
>a) it provides a KCM desktop file that uses kpythonpluginfactory to
>userconfig in a kcm shell, that factory is not compatible with python
>(I have a fix for this)
>b) userconfig itself is not compatible with python3
>so, we can do any of the following to resolve the situation:
>a) switch to kuser (less debian geared, uglier UI, but C++ so no crap
>runtime compat issues like these)
>b) someone ports userconfig to python3
>c) we ditch the entire KCM idea and integrate userconfig as foreign app
>systemsettings (which will start it as separate window, which is the
>anyway as userconfig is root-only) so we can force it to use python2
>(should be easy to do)
>it ought to be noted that unless someone ports userconfig to python3 it
>will have to be dropped in the long run. alternatively if someone feels
>strongly about this issue, we have some sort of c++ port of userconfig
>going that was supposed to replace kuser in KDE SC, the port could be
>along for a long-term fix.

The current pykde in raring provides kpythonpluginfactory for both Python and Python 3.  If that's not working, we should fix it.  Porting to Python 3 needs to be done unless afiestas finishes his C++ replacement first.  I don't think it's urgent.

Scott K

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