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Old 04-02-2008, 10:06 AM
Sebastian Vahl
 
Default KDE-SIG weekly report (14/2008)

This is a report of the weekly KDE-SIG-Meeting with a summary of the
topics that were discussed. If you want to add a comment please reply
*to this email or add it to the related meeting page.

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= Weekly KDE Summary =

Week: 14/2008

Time: 2008-04-01 16:00 UTC

Meeting page: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/KDE/Meetings/2008-04-01

Meeting log:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/KDE/Meetings/2008-04-01?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=fedora-kde-sig-2008-04-01.txt

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= Participants =

- GeraldCox
- KevinKofler
- LukasTinkl
- RexDieter
- SebastianVahl
- ThanNgo

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= Agenda =

- Waves desktop background
- New xine-lib PA plugin (#439731) [1]
- State of konq-plugins (#438126)
- kdemultimedia3 pkg (#439701)

= Summary =

o Waves desktop background:
- Bug #439811 asks for also including the svgs in desktop-backgrounds to be
able to use these instead of the pngs.

o New xine-lib PA plugin:
- KDE currently uses the alsa output device through phonon to workaround the
not-working PA plugin for xine.
- Since the native PulseAudio plugin for xine-lib is working again we'll test
it when xine-lib is patched.
- Contingency plan: stay with the current ALSA solution.
- Test plan: Wait for xine-lib to include the PulseAudio plugin and test it
with amarok or other xine apps.

o kdemultimedia3 pkg review:
- A kdemultimedia3 compat package would contain libarts_* for arts support in
KDE3 applications.
- Packages that still use arts: k3b, koffice-kpresenter, basket, taxipilot,
kbilliards, allegro, gg2, kadu, xeuphoric, gnubg
- If possible, the packages should disable arts support (eg. if it's only used
for playing hardcoded sounds).
- The package will be pulled from review for now.

o state of konq-plugins:
- All plugins in konq-plugins should be tested for functionality.
- Not working plugins will be disabled.
- The akregator plugin will need kdepim to work properly but Sebastian Vahl
wants to avoid a hard dependency on kdepim.
- Proper solutions would be:
* Create a sub package just for one plugin and let this package require
kdepim.
* Omit akgreator from konq-addons.
don't require kdepim at all (like kdeaddons does)
* add a short explanation to %description
- The decision was to use the latter.

o Open discussion:
- KDM theme circles:
* Default KDM theme does not really fit between RHGB and Ksplash/Desktop
background.
* Because there likely will be no GDM theme to adopt, one solution could be
to use a non-themed KDM with "waves" as background wallpaper.

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= Next Meeting =

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/KDE/Meetings/2008-04-01

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= Links =

[1] http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/pa-plugin-for-xine.html

= Buglist =

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/438126
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/439701
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/439731
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