KDE Commit-Digest for 12th December 2010

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:

  • Bug fixing efforts throughout the KDE development platform and applications after the release of KDE SC 4.6 Beta 2
  • New features and many bug fixes in the development branch of the Akonadi-fied KDE-PIM applications, with continued work on porting to Windows CE
  • Various features and bug squashing in KOffice since the release of the first release candidate of version 2.3
  • Ganesh Paramasivam has been working on implementing the new ODF change-tracking specification. Lots of work also in the koffice-essen branch, which is to become the master (or trunk) branch of Calligra once the project moves to Git.
  • After the KOffice / Calligra split, Krita is removed from KOffice, and Kivio is renamed to (Calligra) Flow
  • Further work on Muon and its underlying library for handling the APT package manager
  • New features and fixes for digiKam and KIPI-Plugins
  • The big move from HAL to UDEV continues
  • Bug fixes and work on NEPOMUK
  • Features and fixes for Plasma Mobile and polishing of the Plasma Desktop, specifically notifications
  • The RSSNow applet is being ported to QML
  • The reworking of Oxygen mimetype icons continues
  • Libalkimia moves to kdereview
  • Phonon, K3b, KPackageKit, print-manager, and the Python plugin for KDevelop move to Git
  • KDE-Edu is now free of KDE/Qt3 support.

Read the rest of the Digest here.


The change tracking branch is still separate -- it is an NLnet funded project executed by Ganesh Paramasivam. He's still busy with it, it's really a complicated project because the underlying spec is really complicated.

The "nokia maintained branch" is nothing of the kind. It's a feature branch that was active during the feature freeze for 2.3. It wasn't just for Nokia nor even maintained by Nokia, it was open to all KOffice developers. There were kexi and krita commits, as well as commits by developers connected to the Nokia mobile office project. This branch is actually the new master branch of Calligra's git repository.

By Boudewijn Rempt at Sun, 2011/01/16 - 11:52am

Hi Boud,
Rewrite that line for us and i'll change it ;)


By Danny Allen at Sun, 2011/01/16 - 12:28pm

Sent a mail :-)

By Boudewijn Rempt at Sun, 2011/01/16 - 4:24pm

When I first read that krita was going away from koffice i thought that it was going away from calligra as well, but seeing krita.org it seems they are just re-basing on calligra.

By damian at Sun, 2011/01/16 - 5:32pm

When calligra moved to git, I removed krita from the koffice svn directory. People were already getting confused, so it seemed the best course to me. See also http://krita.org/component/content/article/10-news/65-moving-to-git.

Krita is being developed along (with calligra) at what amounts to a break-neck pace -- 1600 commits to calligra since we moved to git :-).

By Boudewijn Rempt at Sun, 2011/01/16 - 5:54pm

just a quick "thanks, you rock!" for getting the commit digest train rolling again. i know i'm not the only one who really appreciates these updates :)

cheers and hugs ...

By Aaron Seigo at Sun, 2011/01/16 - 8:12pm

I might be mistaken, but I suspect that the statistics numbers related to bugs are... well... buggy:

It is a few digests that we have 22488 open bugs, 17182 open wishes, 596 bugs opened and 770 bugs closed

By alvise at Mon, 2011/01/17 - 10:18pm

Yep, i've noticed this too, and i've tracked down the reason...

Unfortunately, my only way of getting bug stats is by downloading a statistics page from bugs.kde.org once a week - if this is missed, I can't get back data.

I'll try and sort this out tonight.


By Danny Allen at Mon, 2011/01/17 - 11:15pm