KubuntuIntrepidKDE4Porting

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Summary

Kubuntu tools which need ported to KDE 4 for Intrepid.

Release Note

To accompany the switch to KDE 4, many applications have been ported and updated to integrate with this new desktop version.

Rationale

We should integrate apps as much as possible with the desktop.

Design

The Dist Upgrade tool (part of update-manager sources) needs ported to KDE 4. This will be a fairly straight forward port, of course it will need to be tested to run on Hardy.

Adept needs ported to KDE 4. Petr has made good progress on this already. It needs a solution to apt-xapian-index not creating the index at install time and a way to updated it regularly. The notifier needs rewritten as a Plasmoid applet. It should include the patches added by Kubuntu to support Apport and reboot notifier.

GDebi-kde needs a port to KDE 4. It will need the embedded Konsole widget removed since that does not yet exist in KDE 4, we can copy the code from the Dist Upgrade tool to do this.

Implementation

This section should describe a plan of action (the "how") to implement the changes discussed. Could include subsections like:

UI Changes

Should cover changes required to the UI, or specific UI that is required to implement this

Code Changes

Code changes should include an overview of what needs to change, and in some cases even the specific details.

Migration

Include:

  • data migration, if any
  • redirects from old URLs to new ones, if any
  • how users will be pointed to the new way of doing things, if necessary.

Test/Demo Plan

It's important that we are able to test new features, and demonstrate them to users. Use this section to describe a short plan that anybody can follow that demonstrates the feature is working. This can then be used during testing, and to show off after release.

This need not be added or completed until the specification is nearing beta.

Outstanding Issues

This should highlight any issues that should be addressed in further specifications, and not problems with the specification itself; since any specification with problems cannot be approved.

BoF agenda and discussion

Use this section to take notes during the BoF; if you keep it in the approved spec, use it for summarising what was discussed and note any options that were rejected.


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