On Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:24:09 -0800 (PST) Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote: > > > My point in saying all this is not that these things > > shouldn't be added to kcontrol, it's > > > that they can't be said to be "missing" from 3.5.13 > > because they weren't actually part > > > of 3.5.10 in the first place (and that we have to be > > careful, in the first two cases, that > > > we don't accidentally duplicate something). > > Slackware is well known for modifying upstream sources as little as possible. With respect to >KDE3, Slackware provided those packages as provided from the upstream KDE repositories. > > With that said, the Samba options discussed are part of the Slackware 3.5.10. Therefore I presume >those options were part of the upstream KDE repository. If those options are not available in a particular >distro's 3.5.10, then I presume the options were stripped from the upstream KDE sources. The patches applied by Gentoo to the stock 3.5.10 are in plain view ( kdebase-3.5-patchset-13.tar.bz2 should still be retrievable from the file repositories); none of the four kcontrol patches appears to strip a panel. I am now 99% certain that this panel is supplied by smb4k, rather than kcontrol itself.