Clive Johnston clivejo at
Mon Apr 11 21:21:04 UTC 2016

Hi all,

The version in the xenial archive does not work as it requires libmuon which 
cant be installed.  This renders it totally useless without hacking stuff 

The current snapshot of Muon from KDE git needs a current snapshot of libqapt 
in order to run properly.  The reason for this is because the last commit 
introduces a mechanism to detect cache reloading and emits a signal when that 
happens.  Basically these two pieces of software need each other to function 
correctly (sender/receiver model) Muon will crash without the updated libqapt.

I packaged both libqapt & muon and have been using them for a few weeks now 
with no problems. Several other people have also tested it.  I opened a FFE 
request to try and get it into Xenial 

However, no-one from the release team has acknowledged my request.  I even 
asked mhall to look into it for us, but still nothing.  The problem is that we 
need to upload both libqapt and muon together for this to work, and I cant 
find anyone to sponsor me to do that.

Rick and I were working on cleaning up the packaging for release and I noticed 
mhall asking for help in the release channel only to be totally ignored, so 
I'm afraid to say I let frustration and pure ill temper win and I washed my 
hands of it all.

I pushed some of the packaging to the kubuntu_unstable branches in Debian, but 
they still need minor work (changelog synced with archive and muon build deps 
cleaned up).


On Monday, 11 April 2016 20:40:43 BST Rick Timmis wrote:
> On 10/03/16 04:34, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 6:55 AM, Mitch Golden <mgolden at> 
> >> I know that muon (libqapt2 actually) is not available in the current
> >> backports repository.  Is it planned to include muon in the 16.04
> >> release? I have been doing some work on trying to get muon and libqapt
> >> to build, so far with only partial success.
> >> 
> >>   - Mitch Golden
> > 
> > Hey Mitch, I don't see a reply to you about Muon. As far as I know,
> > Muon will not be on the ISO. What a query to ubottu in IRC shows me is
> > that it is in universe, version 4:5.4.3-0ubuntu1 (xenial).
> > 
> > Perhaps Rick Timmis can tell us more?
> > 
> > Valorie
> Hi
> Muon was orphaned, Ovidiu-florin and I have said that we will take on
> it's maintainence.
> I have worked with Clive to get it packaged, and we have it building. It
> crashes on checking for updates, and we're looking into that
> There is another Carlos I believe who has done some work on Muon, and
> has proposed rebuilding the UI in QML, but we'll have to see how that goes.
> I hope to get it packaged and testing in the coming 2 weeks. I don't see
> it making the release ISO in 16.04, but we'll try to get it updated in
> the repo's and perhaps we can rebundle it in 16.10
> Hope that helps
> Rick

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