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Month: April 2012

Re: List of build issues

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:29:09 -0400
On 04/16/2012 04:17 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>>> 945 kpilot FTBFS: Can't find tqt headers
>>> kpilot has been abandoned long ago by its developers (and
>>> never worked reliably, to my experience, even back then when it was
>>> maintained), including the never completed kde4 port.
>>> in addition, who still owns/uses this outdated piece of
>>> hardware ?
>>> I doubt anyone would even notice kpilot beeing removed from
>>> trinity.
>> No resistance from me. I tried building kpilot merely in the spirit of
>> helping the project. I don't use the app and have no idea how.
>> I am in favor of removing cruft. Sounds as though kpilot is a candidate.
>> Others include mlt/mlt++, kuickshow (already part of tdegraphics), and
>> kcpuload.
>> Darrell
> I use kcpuload on each and every TDE system I use; I am curious why this
> tiny app would even be in the list of "cruft"?
> Tim

A good candidacy check is how much time we spend maintaining it versus 
how much time we use it. If kicker breaks down, we obviously will repair 
it since it is a highly used object. If something like kpilot breaks and 
it will require a ridiculous amount of work, then it should be a 
candidate for removal. An application like kcpuload breaking? well 
luckily it was just a small compiler error and we can fix it up quickly 
and keep going. If its' going to hang us up, hang it out to dry.