SIGs/KDE/Meetings/2008-04-08

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Contents

Meeting Time

Participants

  • GeraldCox
  • KevinKofler
  • LukasTinkl
  • RexDieter
  • SebastianVahl
  • ShawnStarr

Agenda

  • topics to discuss:
  • Last preparations for final development freeze (same day )
  • kdepim requires kdebase3?
  • state of konq-plugins (ReviewRequest )
  • Administrator mode in systemsettings (again)
  • Missing default face icon (#441154 )
  • BootManager=None in in /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc (#441313 )
  • Switch to Waves Artwork (KDM, Background, ColorScheme; what's still missing?) (#441167 )
  • Release notes (re-check: is anything missing?)

Transcript

Summary

Last preparations for final development freeze (same day):

  • Final development freeze was before the meeting.
  • Documentation in kde-l10n is still broken and excluded from the build.
  • This was not considered as a blocker for Fedora 9 and would be released as an update if/when it is fixed.

kdepim requires kdebase3? (#441541 ):

  • The "First Start Wizard" was reported to not work properly without kdebase3 being installed.
  • POP3 and STMP operations are also not working without some related kio slaves from kdebase3.
  • kdepim fully requiring kdebase3(-libs) would blow-up the live images.
  • A solution for this may be to identify the needed parts in kdebase3 and split them out in a kdebase3-mail-ioslaves sub package.

state of konq-plugins (ReviewRequest) :

  • Review hasn't started yet, although there seems to be no show-stoppers found in a short test.
  • The "Obsoletes: kdeaddons" should maybe be moved from extragear-plasma to konq-plugins.
  • But for this the package has to be in GA at release time.
  • It could also be released only as an update after GA without the Obsoletes.

Administrator mode in systemsettings (again) :

  • In System Settings the sections "Login Manager" and "Samba" require root privileges.
  • This isn't implemented upstream yet and proper upstream support for this issues will likely be included in KDE 4.1.
  • LukasTinkl was working on a workaround to fix this which isn't included yet.
  • Until this is addressed by upstream the patch will be included (with tag requesting to rel-eng)

Missing default face icon (#441154) :

  • KDM with a user list theme didn't displayed a default face icon.
  • This is already fixed in kdebase-workspace-4.0.3-7.fc9.

BootManager=None in in /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc (#441313) :

  • SebastianVahl reported an issue that he has to pick one kernel of a list of kernels when trying to reboot from KDM to actually reboot.
  • BootManager=None would only workaround this issue.
  • This is a bug which should be fixed instead.
  • #374011 is related to the configuration entry.

Switch to Waves Artwork (KDM, Background, ColorScheme; what's still missing?) (#441167) :

  • KSplash was switched to a matching waves artwork some time ago.
  • KDM was recently switched to non-themed greeter with the current waves wallpaper as an initial implementation.
  • Unfortunately the work on the wallpapers is still on-going.
  • Also a matching ColorScheme isn't existing at the moment.

Release notes (re-check: is anything missing?):

  • The release notes should be fine.
  • Final freeze for zero-day release notes is 18 April.

Comments

(These comments are written after the meeting)