[Debconf-devel] Bug#631769: Bug#631769: New Kde frontend based on debconf-kde-helper

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 17:43:09 BST 2018

Hi everyone!

El jueves, 19 de julio de 2018 07:08:43 -03 Colin Watson escribió:
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 02:03:56AM +0300, Modestas Vainius wrote:
> > I pushed my changes to the debconf.git close on wagner [1], branch
> > debconf-
> > kde. Could you review and merge changes?
> Sorry for dropping this on the floor for so long!  I've reviewed this
> and tested it on a Debian KDE stretch system, and I see no major
> problems, so I've rebased and merged it.
> The only substantive changes I made were to silence the rather noisy
> debugging output from debconf-kde-helper (using QT_LOGGING_RULES) unless
> DEBCONF_DEBUG=kde is set, and to make the Kde frontend fall back to the
> Qt frontend.

That sounds good, and a post-patch related change if I'm not mistaken (the 
logging rules where added after Modestas did the patch, again if I'm not 

> > Notably, I renamed old Kde frontend to Qt (3ae06bf). Sune asked me to keep
> > old frontend for now as he might try to keep qt4-perl alive. However, I
> > think there is a consensus that debconf-kde-helper based one is the
> > future so maybe we will get rid of that old frontend regardless in the
> > end. That's still to be decided.
> It seems likely that we'll need to get rid of it relatively soon, but
> I'd first like to make sure that the new one works properly in more than
> trivial test situations.  I've CCed the maintainers of debconf-kde and
> the debian-qt-kde list - is that something you could test, please?  Use
> debconf 1.5.68 once it hits unstable shortly, and also make sure that
> you aren't seeing warnings about falling back to the Qt frontend.

Now the bad news: we haven't (or at very least I haven't) heard of Modestas in 
a long time now.

For what I've gathered from the last queries I made to the team due to qt4-
perl and the debconf frontend no one is really using/interested in it. Of 
course if someone reading me thinks I'm wrong please jump in right now!

At this point getting rid of the qt4 fromtend will surely help us reduce the 
Qt4 footprint in the archive.

What I can do is ask users to try it. I would need to know first how to use 
it, because I see the KDE fromtend installed in my system but I've never seen 
a KDE-based debconf dialog. Yes, I might be missing something very silly 

Kinds regards, Lisandro.

The box said 'Requires Windows 95 or better'. So I installed Linux.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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