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Wed, May 20

rikmills added a comment to D28765: KSettings::Dialog: add support for KPluginInfos without a KService.

This caused a crash in openSUSE:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421566

Wed, May 20, 5:38 PM · Frameworks

Thu, May 7

rikmills added a comment to D27845: Replace Task Manager with Icons-Only-Task Manager in the default panel, and thicken it.

Is this to land in 5.19?

Thu, May 7, 3:55 PM · Plasma

Wed, May 6

rikmills added a comment to T12705: Consider displaying the current wallpaper's real name in the UI.

Is there anything else that needs to be done besides that?

Wed, May 6, 2:15 PM · VDG, Plasma
rikmills added a comment to T12705: Consider displaying the current wallpaper's real name in the UI.

plasma-framework still has

Wed, May 6, 1:13 PM · VDG, Plasma

Apr 26 2020

rikmills added a comment to T12724: Default Wallpapers.

+1 for Flow light. Different enough to not look like we got stuck in a rut and ran out of ideas, while still looking like it belongs in the longer term series of plasma wallpapers.

Apr 26 2020, 6:42 AM · VDG

Apr 16 2020

rikmills added a comment to D28710: Make accidental panel and panel widget deletion more difficult.

We shouldn't be making UX changes on the stable branch

Apr 16 2020, 11:10 AM · Plasma

Mar 28 2020

rikmills added a comment to D27595: Watch for language change events, and forward those to the QML engine.

I haven't seen a backtrace for this, but from what I understood from the chat backlog this is triggering a QML bug (?) due to the re-evaluation of qsTr() with 5.12, rather than actually crashing in the code of this patch?

Mar 28 2020, 9:49 AM · Kirigami
rikmills added a comment to D28360: cmake: make xsettingsd check an option.
Mar 28 2020, 9:23 AM · Plasma

Mar 27 2020

rikmills added a comment to D27595: Watch for language change events, and forward those to the QML engine.

git bisect also shows that this crashes the virtual desktop and regional settings KCM in Kubuntu 20.04

Mar 27 2020, 10:48 PM · Kirigami

Feb 24 2020

rikmills moved T12486: Email client for 20.04 LTS? from Inbox to Packaging / Devel on the Kubuntu board.
Feb 24 2020, 12:44 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T12486: Email client for 20.04 LTS?.

Ok, lets give this a trial BEFORE we hit feature freeze.....

Feb 24 2020, 12:28 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T12733: Improve the color of the default theme on Kubuntu.

Probably see D24009

Feb 24 2020, 7:28 AM · Kubuntu

Feb 22 2020

rikmills added a comment to T12733: Improve the color of the default theme on Kubuntu.

Hi, and thank you for contributing. It is appreciated. :)

Feb 22 2020, 6:54 PM · Kubuntu

Feb 1 2020

rikmills added a comment to D27077: [RFC] [Logout screen] Shorten timeout to 10 seconds.

Having Kickoff confirm shutdown could be superfluous as you already had to go through the trouble of opening it, going to "Leave", but for e.g. the lock logout entry or generic " Leave" in the desktop context menu I'd still want a confirmation.

Feb 1 2020, 4:52 PM · Plasma

Jan 31 2020

rikmills added a comment to D27045: [wallpapers] Use more high-quality JPEGs for Next.

I don't object to bumping the size for this release.

Jan 31 2020, 12:51 PM · Plasma

Jan 29 2020

rikmills added a comment to D21226: search for a default wallpaper in lookandfeel.

Would this handle the case where an existing look-and-feel package that did NOT specify a wallpaper, then in a new version adds one? And that occurs on a users system the l-n-f package was already active and plasma is long past 1st plasma start.

Jan 29 2020, 4:48 PM · Plasma

Jan 24 2020

rikmills added a comment to D26847: Hide irrevelevant default button, code clean and future proofing.

Fails to build:

Jan 24 2020, 9:17 AM · Plasma

Jan 13 2020

rikmills added a watcher for Plasma 6: rikmills.
Jan 13 2020, 5:48 PM

Jan 3 2020

rikmills added a comment to T12486: Email client for 20.04 LTS?.

LOL. The logical follow up, would be how much of the rest of the PIM app do we retain? The only one I use is Akregator, but I fully acknowledge that a RSS reader is slightly 'old hat' now. So I am not sure.

Jan 3 2020, 6:37 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T12486: Email client for 20.04 LTS?.

My vote is for Thunderbird. It's a reliable and feature-filled app and it looks great with the Breeze GTK theme. This drama with GMail support in KMail is itself a disqualifier IMO.

Jan 3 2020, 6:29 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills closed T10180: Disco Debian merges - KDE Applications as Resolved.
Jan 3 2020, 12:28 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills created T12486: Email client for 20.04 LTS?.
Jan 3 2020, 12:28 PM · Kubuntu

Jan 2 2020

rikmills closed T11161: Provide simplemenu as a kicker/kickof alternative? as Resolved.
Jan 2 2020, 9:24 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04.

I have uploaded a stable branch git snapshot to Focal. tar was created with releaseme, so should be as complete with translations etc as one created by the KDE release process.

Jan 2 2020, 9:14 AM · Kubuntu

Dec 30 2019

rikmills added a comment to D26275: SourcesPage: Override contentItem of ListSectionHeader instead of relying on data property.

This does NOT fix BUG: 415666. The distro native sources button is still missing.

Dec 30 2019, 8:38 AM · Plasma

Dec 27 2019

rikmills added a comment to D26226: [KListOpenFilesJob] Use QString::splitRef().

Fails to build.

Dec 27 2019, 8:47 AM · Frameworks

Dec 24 2019

rikmills added a comment to T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04.

Ok. The daily ISO build tomorrow morning (~6 AM UTC) will contain elisa as the default music player. Lets see how that goes with testers.

Dec 24 2019, 2:29 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills moved T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04 from Inbox to Packaging / Devel on the Kubuntu board.
Dec 24 2019, 2:27 PM · Kubuntu

Dec 19 2019

rikmills added a comment to T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04.

I was still thinking of 'babe'!

Dec 19 2019, 6:05 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04.

I am minded to just go and do this, so at the very least if there are issues we have plenty of time to revert the change. Plus, real testing on more than just 1 or 2 test cases probably needs it going in the daily image?

Dec 19 2019, 5:08 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04.

I notice that we don't build vvave. I do abhor the name, but it has been released, it is KDE software, and some people like it. Building and getting it into our repos would make it easier to test.

https://vvave.kde.org/

Dec 19 2019, 5:06 PM · Kubuntu

Dec 16 2019

rikmills added a comment to T12314: package kquickcharts in debian.

kquickcharts is now a runtime dep for plasma-workspace 5.18

Dec 16 2019, 8:14 AM · Neon2Debian

Dec 15 2019

rikmills updated the task description for T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04.
Dec 15 2019, 9:31 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills created T12368: Evaulate elisa to replace cantata in Focal 20.04.
Dec 15 2019, 9:30 AM · Kubuntu

Dec 14 2019

rikmills closed T11011: Default wallpaper for 19.10 as Wontfix.
Dec 14 2019, 10:31 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills closed T12170: Disable Splash Screen in Kubuntu by Default as Wontfix.
Dec 14 2019, 10:31 AM · Kubuntu

Dec 13 2019

rikmills added a comment to D25948: Add missing first run packages for fedora and arcch.

This is based on user feedback in the plasma telegram channel, from people trying to do a 1st build. I can only verify on the basis of their word.

Dec 13 2019, 1:28 PM

Dec 8 2019

rikmills added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .

As the default is likely to go in Kubuntu 20.04 LTS when we release in April, the idea of another contest sounds preferable here.

Dec 8 2019, 8:04 PM · KDE Promo
rikmills added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .

Didn't we get an almost ready wallpaper for 5.17?

Dec 8 2019, 7:39 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 3 2019

rikmills added a comment to T12257: Webpage advertising Linux distributions with KDE Software.

For my sanity, I won't make this change very public other than in the community mailing list.

Dec 3 2019, 2:37 PM · Neon, Kubuntu, KDE Promo

Nov 18 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10568: Opacity Shortcuts Suggestion for Kubuntu.

Shall we do it upstream, even?

Nov 18 2019, 7:44 AM · Kubuntu

Oct 18 2019

rikmills accepted D24754: Fix KNSCore::Cache fetching when initialising Engine.
Oct 18 2019, 1:48 PM · Frameworks
rikmills added a comment to D24754: Fix KNSCore::Cache fetching when initialising Engine.

Patched knewstuff build with this and tested. Switching between KCMs in systemsettings now seems to pull the correct KNS results.

Oct 18 2019, 1:47 PM · Frameworks

Oct 5 2019

rikmills added a comment to D8626: DDCUtil: Improved DDCUtil support for brightness control over DDC/CI channel for supported monitors.

add_compile_definitions requires cmake 3.13, so breaks build in Neon where cmake from Bionic is 3.10

Oct 5 2019, 2:15 PM · Plasma

Sep 19 2019

rikmills committed R499:be8b03715044: plasma stable branch to 5.17 (authored by rikmills).
plasma stable branch to 5.17
Sep 19 2019, 1:06 PM

Sep 11 2019

rikmills added a comment to D21370: [effects/screenshot] Upload data to xpixmap in chunks.

This causes Kwin to fail to build with Qt 5.9.

Sep 11 2019, 5:31 PM · KWin

Sep 7 2019

rikmills added a comment to D22143: Add proper logging using ECMQtDeclareLoggingCategory.

This is installing BOTH /etc/xdg/kactivities-stats.categories AND/usr/share/qlogging-categories5/kactivities-stats.categories which is surely wrong?

Sep 7 2019, 5:42 AM · Frameworks

Aug 20 2019

rikmills added a comment to T11011: Default wallpaper for 19.10.

I guess we are staying with the default. I must admit, I don't hate it (much) now.

Aug 20 2019, 9:29 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T11161: Provide simplemenu as a kicker/kickof alternative?.

For now that is in our kubuntu-desktop -settings package. If we start shipping more things like that, might be worth splitting off to a kubuntu-plasma-addons package or something like that

Aug 20 2019, 9:25 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T11161: Provide simplemenu as a kicker/kickof alternative?.
Aug 20 2019, 9:23 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills moved T11161: Provide simplemenu as a kicker/kickof alternative? from Inbox to Packaging / Devel on the Kubuntu board.
Aug 20 2019, 9:22 AM · Kubuntu

Jul 18 2019

rikmills added a comment to T9525: Backport fix for 391706 into Frameworks 5.44.

I guess @tsimonq2 is not doing this.

Jul 18 2019, 4:35 PM · Kubuntu

Jul 9 2019

rikmills added a comment to D22346: Should we install bluezqt_dbustypes.h?.

We detected this thing because we have a test in our packaging which checks if the installed headers can be built and fails if they are missing bits. I ran the test in question with the attached patch and it doesn't fail.

Jul 9 2019, 5:22 PM · Frameworks

Jul 3 2019

rikmills added a comment to D22238: Fix creation of kdeglobals if /etc/xdg/kdeglobals present.

So if XDG_CONFIG_DIRS contains additional locations, this will not work?

Jul 3 2019, 1:00 PM · KWin

Jul 1 2019

rikmills updated subscribers of T11161: Provide simplemenu as a kicker/kickof alternative?.

@ngraham @michaeltunnell opinions?

Jul 1 2019, 1:04 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills created T11161: Provide simplemenu as a kicker/kickof alternative?.
Jul 1 2019, 1:01 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills moved T8608: Dummy download icons in Firefox - 18.04 release from Packaging / Devel to Inbox on the Kubuntu board.
Jul 1 2019, 6:33 AM · Kubuntu

Jun 30 2019

rikmills committed R608:48cb38fe84d6: Change KCM parent category to personalization. (authored by rikmills).
Change KCM parent category to personalization.
Jun 30 2019, 4:47 PM

Jun 14 2019

rikmills added a comment to T11011: Default wallpaper for 19.10.

The mod to the default 'ice cold' here to make a dark version also looks interesting.

Jun 14 2019, 4:26 AM · Kubuntu

Jun 9 2019

rikmills added a comment to T11011: Default wallpaper for 19.10.

I suggest for 19.10 we could stay with cluster (default plasma 5.15).

Jun 9 2019, 6:29 PM · Kubuntu

Jun 5 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10576: Reduce default panel height by a tiny bit.

Relevant to this is D21593

Jun 5 2019, 1:35 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to D21593: [showdesktop][minimzeall] Reduce the maximum panel icon size.

This also needs to be applied to the minimizeall widget, as this is the directly (right click) selectable alternative to showdesktop widget, so the icon size change would revert if a user switched the panel widget to this.

Jun 5 2019, 9:06 AM · Plasma

Jun 2 2019

rikmills added a comment to T11011: Default wallpaper for 19.10.

I really don't like it for the default.

Jun 2 2019, 2:48 PM · Kubuntu

Jun 1 2019

rikmills created T11011: Default wallpaper for 19.10.
Jun 1 2019, 7:53 AM · Kubuntu

May 31 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10573: Virtual Desktops & Desktop Grid Suggestions for Kubuntu.
  1. 4 seems a lot, and stacking 4 vertically in the pager makes them too tiny. 2 stacked vertically does look just about ok.
  2. Well, if we should have more than one VD by default, then the pager has a desirable use. If we are not, then it just does not show, but appears should a user add some. So either way, I can't see a case for removing it.
May 31 2019, 8:37 AM · Kubuntu

May 30 2019

rikmills closed T10612: Kubuntu 19.04 Website/Social Media Banner as Resolved.
May 30 2019, 1:58 PM · Kubuntu

May 28 2019

Restricted Application updated subscribers of D12378: Properly search for NetworkManager.
May 28 2019, 11:38 AM · Frameworks

May 27 2019

rikmills committed R499:21de32e4f11c: smb4k stable kf5 branch is now 3.0 (authored by rikmills).
smb4k stable kf5 branch is now 3.0
May 27 2019, 8:14 AM

May 26 2019

rikmills renamed T8252: Replace Ubiquity with Calamares in 19.10 from Replace Ubiquity with Calamares in 19.04 to Replace Ubiquity with Calamares in 19.10.
May 26 2019, 10:07 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills closed T9930: Qt: have QtNetworkauth module packaged for D series as Resolved.
May 26 2019, 10:07 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills closed T10313: cherry pick Konsole Breeze theme updates and set as default as Resolved.
May 26 2019, 10:05 AM · Kubuntu

May 19 2019

rikmills added a comment to D19631: [sddm-theme/lock screen] Overhaul font sizes.

! In D19631#467167, @filipf wrote:

Why does it look different than Neon?

May 19 2019, 5:19 PM · Plasma
rikmills added a comment to D19631: [sddm-theme/lock screen] Overhaul font sizes.

Not looking good.

May 19 2019, 4:17 PM · Plasma

May 17 2019

rikmills added a comment to T8663: Install samba-common by default.

The sharing tab in dolphin install samba and samba-common on demand. I just checked.

May 17 2019, 8:14 PM · Kubuntu

May 10 2019

rikmills committed R856:53a2d262861d: Revert "Update kf5 version requirement to 5.58.0" as previously KF5 and Qt… (authored by rikmills).
Revert "Update kf5 version requirement to 5.58.0" as previously KF5 and Qt…
May 10 2019, 5:33 PM
rikmills added a reverting change for R856:55c4b501dff3: Update kf5 version requirement to 5.58.0 GIT_SILENT: R856:53a2d262861d: Revert "Update kf5 version requirement to 5.58.0" as previously KF5 and Qt….
May 10 2019, 5:33 PM

Apr 26 2019

rikmills added a comment to D20114: Remove Q_FOREACH from inlined header functions.

Neon CI build

Apr 26 2019, 8:40 AM

Apr 21 2019

rikmills renamed T9987: Eoan Debian merges - KDE Frameworks from Disco Debian merges - KDE Frameworks to Eoan Debian merges - KDE Frameworks.
Apr 21 2019, 10:42 PM · Kubuntu

Apr 18 2019

rikmills updated subscribers of T10612: Kubuntu 19.04 Website/Social Media Banner.

@ahoneycutt .xcf for this?

Apr 18 2019, 8:24 AM · Kubuntu

Mar 19 2019

rikmills added a comment to D19888: Add runtime guard that pages are KCMs in KCMultiDialog.

Patch seemed to fix the crash. I don't use Kontact (apart from testing things like this), but on a quick test all seems functional once more.

Mar 19 2019, 5:34 PM · Frameworks
rikmills added a comment to D19821: Fix breeze dialog background with Qt 5.12.2.

I guess it is very likely, but all the same for the record I will request that this results in a 5.56.2 release of plasma-framework.

Mar 19 2019, 1:26 PM · Frameworks

Mar 15 2019

rikmills added a comment to T5069: package systemdgenie.

Ah: https://git.launchpad.net/~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/systemdgenie

Mar 15 2019, 1:22 PM · Neon
rikmills added a comment to T5069: package systemdgenie.

I think clivejo was doing it or going to do it, then bunked off to solus.

Mar 15 2019, 1:21 PM · Neon

Mar 13 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10612: Kubuntu 19.04 Website/Social Media Banner.

Since there isn't a new wallpaper for 5.15 I'm thinking of going basic with the design. Still missing the Kubuntu logo but I'll add that in a bit.

Mar 13 2019, 8:46 PM · Kubuntu

Mar 9 2019

rikmills added a comment to D19465: Port to ECM's component/imported target based FindXCB.

Results in cmake configure build failure on Neon

Mar 9 2019, 9:20 AM · Plasma

Mar 6 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10576: Reduce default panel height by a tiny bit.

Yeah. We do get user complaints about the ugly icon though. It's nicer-looking in a newer Frameworks release, but it's still odd to have one color icon in a panel with otherwise nothing but monochrome icons.

Mar 6 2019, 8:10 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills added a comment to T10576: Reduce default panel height by a tiny bit.

I considered such a change, but rejected it as it also messes up the scaling of our Kickoff menu icon in an unacceptable way. I did it in a different way though, so will have another play to see if it goes better this way, but I fear 30 for a panel height may be pushing it too small.

Mar 6 2019, 8:05 PM · Kubuntu

Mar 5 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10356: Ship with LMDB 0.9.23 or else cherry pick https://github.com/LMDB/lmdb/commit/1ffe472a080fcd3c7dab6e352848703ad7adbe14.

I would argue not all done. As per https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lmdb/+bug/1812122 the uploads for Bionic and Cosmic are still only in the proposed pocket, and require testing/verification (confirmed on the bug) to allow the fixed packages to reach the updates pocket where they ship to normal users.

Mar 5 2019, 11:36 PM · Kubuntu

Feb 12 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10459: Ship Kolourpaint by default.

I'll have to look at how much actual size it might add. We are very close to OVERSIZE for the 2GB limit, which gets me complaining emails now if we exceed it, and a warning on our image download page. I recently had to take libreoffice-base off the iso to creep under the limit again.

Feb 12 2019, 9:55 AM · Kubuntu

Feb 9 2019

rikmills updated subscribers of D18610: Introduce KF5AuthCore.

Is this not breaking ABI? even if just moving to another lib?

Feb 9 2019, 8:51 PM · Frameworks

Jan 20 2019

rikmills added a comment to D18294: Algorithms to find values and indices in vectors of data.

Causes build failures on KDE Neon builds.

Jan 20 2019, 6:12 AM · KDE Edu, LabPlot
rikmills closed T10218: Ship the plasma-workspace-wallpapers package by default in Kubuntu as Resolved.

Added to seed and desktop meta now the package is not so HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGe.

Jan 20 2019, 5:55 AM · Kubuntu
rikmills closed T10218: Ship the plasma-workspace-wallpapers package by default in Kubuntu, a subtask of T10269: Improve wallpapers, as Resolved.
Jan 20 2019, 5:55 AM · VDG, Plasma

Jan 19 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10356: Ship with LMDB 0.9.23 or else cherry pick https://github.com/LMDB/lmdb/commit/1ffe472a080fcd3c7dab6e352848703ad7adbe14.

Fixed for Disco

Jan 19 2019, 8:03 AM · Kubuntu

Jan 17 2019

rikmills added a comment to D18287: Remove hardcoded /usr/share paths in install.

Build fails now on Kubuntu Cosmic and Disco builds.

Jan 17 2019, 7:39 AM · Plasma
rikmills added a comment to D18244: Check for python-cairo.

This breaks NeonKubuntu builds, whereas previously the builds were working as I explicitly had added python3-cairo to the build depends. It is there still, but cmake thinks not.

Jan 17 2019, 6:44 AM · Plasma

Jan 16 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10356: Ship with LMDB 0.9.23 or else cherry pick https://github.com/LMDB/lmdb/commit/1ffe472a080fcd3c7dab6e352848703ad7adbe14.

Please report a bug against the package in launchpad. Then me or Simon can look at this.

Jan 16 2019, 3:29 AM · Kubuntu

Jan 14 2019

rikmills added a comment to T10313: cherry pick Konsole Breeze theme updates and set as default.

Done. https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/konsole/4:18.12.1-0ubuntu2

Jan 14 2019, 11:25 PM · Kubuntu
rikmills committed R162:643b28358f89: kube uses qm translations (authored by jriddell).
kube uses qm translations
Jan 14 2019, 1:25 PM

Jan 11 2019

rikmills moved T10313: cherry pick Konsole Breeze theme updates and set as default from Inbox to Packaging / Devel on the Kubuntu board.
Jan 11 2019, 10:27 PM · Kubuntu