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  • topics to discuss:
    • Replacing gnome-packagekit with kpackagekit on KDE live images?
    • [1] - Mysterious cmake failure on ppc64
    • Plasma backports? (see also plasma-4.1-openSUSE)
    • KMix multimedia key support (Kubuntu patch)
    • find-lang-like macro for KDE documentation




  • The decision of making kpackagekit the default on the live images was postponed to next week.
  • So there will be some extra time to test kpackagekit.

Mysterious cmake failure on ppc64:

  • ppc64 builds of kdepim always fail with various cmake errors.
  • This also prevents us from fixing the broken dependency.
  • It's unclear what's going wrong there.

Plasma backports? (see also plasma-4.1-openSUSE):

  • OpenSUSE did some backports of plasma features in their KDE-4.1 version.
  • At least the autohide functionality of the plasma panel is also interesting for us (and was also frequently requested).
  • A problem will be that all these backports will be (mostly) untranslated until KDE-4.2.
  • We'll try to backport the autohide functionality with avoiding the unnecessary string changes in it's translation.
  • Another intersting one is the folderview backport with the ability to save icon positions across sessions.
  • But here these changes aren't properly isolated and don't worth the trouble of a backport.

KMix multimedia key support:

  • Kubuntu has implemented support for multimedia keys in kmix.
  • KevinKofler isolated the needed changes.
  • One big disadvantage is that the volume slider is always hardcoded to "Master:0".
  • It also introduces some new strings that aren't translated yet.
  • Another disadvantage is that Kubuntu's patch isn't send to upstream yet.
  • We'll talk to the responsible Kubuntu maintainer first before making further decisions.

find-lang-like macro for KDE documentation:

  • %find_lang doesn't has proper support for KDE documentation at the moment.
  • It should be patched to better support the "--kde" parameter
  • The currently used copy&pasted scripts could be avoided then.
  • Another solution could be a macro in kde-filesystem.
  • The advantage here will be that we could implement this earlier (though %find_lang is the better place for this).


(These comments are written after the meeting)