userconfig broken

Alex Fiestas afiestas at
Wed Dec 19 17:45:42 UTC 2012

On Wednesday 19 December 2012 15:03:46 Harald Sitter wrote:
> userconfig in raring is broken because of two things:
> a) it provides a KCM desktop file that uses kpythonpluginfactory to load
> userconfig in a kcm shell, that factory is not compatible with python >=3.2
> (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 in
> systemsettings (which will start it as separate window, which is the case
> 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 moved
> along for a long-term fix.
> HS

I'm working on User Management, Hope to push some first version this weekend. 
You should use that :p

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