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Re: Dropping kdelibs4-based applications in KDE Applications 17.12

On 11/11/2016 11:32 AM, Luigi Toscano wrote:
>> Will we still release the KDE4 platform for not-yet-ported extragear
>> > applications (Amarok etc.) with 17.12?
>> > 
>> > If we stop releasing it, then we should also move all unported
>> > applications to 'unmaintained'. Any developer willing to port can
>> > surrect it from there.
> I don't see a direct connection. This discussion is about KDE Applications, 
> and while I totally agree on having extragear applications ported as well as 
> soon as possible and we should try to see which active applications are still 
> unported, forcing them from not being released is a bit too much (i.e. they 
> could release bugfixes for kdelibs4 versions, for example).

+1 for rational bug fixes instead of stopping release of unported apps
that will keep the backlash and howls to a minimum.

Apps like kuser, definitely need some TLC as launching kuser from
kickoff currently results in:

Application: KUser (kuser), signal: Aborted
Using host libthread_db library "/usr/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
[KCrash Handler]
#4  0x00007f79f27b204f in raise () at /usr/lib/libc.so.6
#5  0x00007f79f27b347a in abort () at /usr/lib/libc.so.6
#6  0x00007f79f314344d in qt_message_output(QtMsgType, char const*) ()
at /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4
#7  0x00007f79f49ec79c in  () at /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.5
#8  0x00007f79f4a4541a in  () at /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.5
#9  0x00007f79f4a45df2 in KApplication::KApplication(bool) () at
#10 0x00000000004136dc in  ()
#11 0x00007f79f279f291 in __libc_start_main () at /usr/lib/libc.so.6
#12 0x000000000041394a in _start ()

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.