Projects/KDE on Windows/Meetings/Osnabrück Meeting Summer 2012
The KDE Windows community will meet in Osnabrück on the weekend of 3.- 5. August The meeting will take place at the Intevation offices in Osnabrück.
For organization and to participate please check the Sprint Page
- Qt5 --> Andy?
- KDE frameworks --> Patrick?
- Packaging / NSIS / MSI how to integrate in emerge even better.
- "Autoupdates" for Standalone software like Kontact / Amarok / Calligra
- Oxygen or a more Native look as the default?
- Tests / Unittests (Maybe more of a "to hack" on topic, but It would be cool if we could make better use of them)
- Keyword system to tagging unstable software:
- Gentoos emerge uses "accept keywords" to categorize versions of software into either stable, testing or experimental.
- I'd like to propose a similar (but simpler) system for emerge on Windows: Add a "keyword" parameter to installation targets. If empty / not existant (current situation) that means "safe" (stable). Potentially unstable packages could then be tagged as potentially dangerous by giving them a certain keyword (like "~").
- An emerge configuration option would be needed that defines the keywords that the user accepts (per default, that'd be empty - accepting all current targets but not those marked as unstable).
- Developers that want to run bleeding edge software could just add the "~" keyword to the list of accepted ones and instantly move up to all the latest releases (which also makes sense as they might depend on each other).
- This simple approach would not have any regressions or require a large initial "tagging" effort but would allow developers in the future to mark potentially dangerous targets leading to a nicer experience for e.g. app developers that "just want a stable base to start from".
Things to hack on
- Update mingw-w64 to gcc 4.7 as 4.6 is neded by Qt 5
- Patch Mysql to build with mingw
- Removing Version numbers from filenames in emerge
- Let's build the frameworks?
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