Muon in need of a maintainer

Rick Timmis rick.timmis at
Fri Nov 13 21:45:58 UTC 2015

On 12/11/15 00:32, Aleix Pol wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 9:38 PM, Rick Timmis <rick.timmis at> wrote:
>> Quick Confirmation
>> Is this the correct code base ?
>> Looks like from Alex's commit log, that this now represent just
>> Muon-installer ( aka Package Manager ) as the other tools have been split
>> out, am I correct ?
>> ty
>> Rick
>> On 10/11/15 14:34, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
>>> Great, go for it.
>>> Check the current Git source and find something to fix.  Triage the
>>> bugs and work on some easy ones.  Get me or Aleix or someone to commit
>>> changes and once you've got a few in you can apply for a KDE committer
>>> account.
>>> Also work out if you want it released with KDE Applications or in its own
>>> time with KDE Extragear.
>>> Jonathan
>>> On Mon, Nov 09, 2015 at 08:47:38PM +0000, Rick Timmis wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>> I'll take it...
>>>> I'm a bit of a freshman, but looking for something to play with in QT...
>>>> I'll need a few pointers and I won't be able to work much on it May
>>>> - Sept as it always goes crazy with family stuff then..
>>>> But if your happy with these previso's I'd be delighted to take it over
>>>> Rick
>>>> On 09/11/15 12:03, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
>>>>> Muon, the Apt package installer UI is in need of a maintainer.  It has
>>>>> been split out from Discover and Updater which are application focused
>>>>> and to some extent work with multiple backends.  Muon is package
>>>>> focused and covers the surprisingly important use case of technical
>>>>> users who care about libraries and package versions but don't want to
>>>>> use a command line.  It'll probably move to unmaintained unless anyone
>>>>> wants to keep an eye on it so speak up now if you want to help out.
>>>>> Jonathan
> Correct. For completion, note that "muon-installer" was discontinued
> some months ago already. What you're maintaining is "muon package
> manager". The plan is to fade out the muon part from discover
> progressively. For example I haven't split them on just
> yet.
> Thanks for stepping forward!
> Ale_i_x :)
Great, thanks

OK so I am sooo wayyyy out of my depth it's feeling pretty exciting..
I've got the code cloned, and pulled into Kdevelop.
I hopped the first few hurdles with CMake and dependencies.

I'm stuck on Qt 5 Qml  I have libqt5qml5 installed and apt-cache search 
returns no -dev version

I'm on a stock Kubuntu 15.10, so maybe there is some magic dev 
"build-essential" type thing that I need to install ?

I'm making progress and KeithZG say's he'll help me too. I figured once 
I have understood how to build it. I'll share my notes with KeithZG and 
we can both have a hack on it...

It'll never compile again ;-)

Thanks in advance for advice on the above


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