Desktop Team Weekly Summary, 2009-01-13

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Jan 14 22:59:50 GMT 2009

On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:09:00 -0800 Rick Spencer 
<rick.spencer at> wrote:
>== Outstanding actions from last meeting ==
>   * rickspencer3: replace Konversation with Quassel on tracked 
>components table

I'm going to pick out this one item as an example of what I view as a 
serious problem with the current Dx/Notifications effort.  

Kubuntu is primarily developed by community members and AFAIK we have 
virtually no insight into this works.  I have been working with Quassel 
upstream on KDE/Kubuntu integration (including Knotify).  If somone else is 
working on this I would appreciate to know.

So far all we have to go on are some Gnome focused blog posts.  Based on 
our limited understanding (which may well be inaccurate) the response from 
KDE/Kubuntu users has been overwhelmingly negative.

At best we really misunderstand what's intended.  I would encourage you to 
reach out and communicate your plans and hear our concerns.  Simply writing 
a spec and getting it approved by Canonical management is not a recipe for 
success.  I do hope more is planned.

Scott K

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