Desktop Team Weekly Summary, 2009-01-13

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Thu Jan 15 00:06:57 GMT 2009

On 01/14/2009 02:59 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> 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

Thanks for the mail.

First, I don't think anyone on the Dx team is working on Quassel right 
now. This was just a note to make sure that the Dx team is aware that 
Kubuntu is planning that switch. Sorry for the false alarm there.

However, I take your point, that you think some high bandwidth 
communication and collaboration between the Dx team and the Kubuntu team 
is over due.

Let's see if we can connect up with David Barth tomorrow over irc and 

Cheers, Rick

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