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Re: mark kget obsolete?




On Montag, 25. April 2016 11:44:39 CEST Harald Sitter wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:56 AM, Thomas Pfeiffer
> 
> <thomas.pfeiffer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Montag, 25. April 2016 07:58:04 CEST Luigi Toscano wrote:
> >> Il 25 aprile 2016 03:40:33 CEST, Nick Shaforostoff <shafff@xxxxxxx> ha
> > 
> > scritto:
> >> >distro packagers note that libktorrent for kf5 conflicts with the one
> >> >for kde4, which is needed for kget.
> >> >
> >> >kget for kf5 is in a semi-ported state now, and i wonder if anyone uses
> >> >it at all. for example it has konqueror integration, but hey who uses
> >> >konqueror nowadays? chromium, firefox and qupzilla (the most wayland
> >> >friendly btw) have their own download managers.
> >> >
> >> >so i suggest either announce kget as being obsolete or finish its kf5
> >> >porting (i.e. find someone who could scratch his own itch doing that).
> >> 
> >> Or why don't you make the new version of the library co-installable?
> > 
> > Why?
> > Either kget gets ported to KF5, or it's dead anyway. We should not
> > tolerate
> > applications hanging in a transition forever.
> 
> FWIW, the library not being co-installable is kind of a bug, or at
> least bad form anyway.

That is true, of course.
The two things are probably orthogonal: Both libraries should be co-
installable as long as both exist, but still we should not keep a kdelibs4-
based KGet around indefinitely.