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QupZilla

Sponsor: Christoph Cullmann

QupZilla is a QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser.

During the Akademy 2017 Konqueror BoF it was proposed to replace the aging Konqueror with it instead of trying to revive it. This was ok'd by the Konqueror maintainer David Faure.

Team

Main developer and project maintainer:

  • David Rosca <nowrep@gmail.com>

Contributors:

  • Mladen Pejaković <pejakm@autistici.org> (webview context menu improvements, speed dial background)
  • Alexander Samilov <alexsamilovskih@gmail.com> (tab previews)
  • Seyyed Razi Alavizadeh <s.r.alavizadeh@gmail.com> (fixed UI for RTL languages)
  • Franz Fellner <alpine.art.de@googlemail.com> (new restore session ui)
  • Bryan M Dunsmore <dunsmoreb@gmail.com> (opening background tabs, closing window when closing last tab)
  • Mariusz Fik <fisiu@opensuse.org> (fixed tab order in preferences dialog)
  • Daniele Cocca <jmc@chakra-project.org> (close tabs with middle click, initial work on speed dial)
  • Giuseppe Calà <jiveaxe@gmail.com> (fixed loading of bookmarklets)
  • Adrien Vigneron <adrienvigneron@ml1.net> (new QupZilla logo)
  • Elio Qoshi <ping@elioqoshi.me> (new QupZilla logo)

Manifesto Compliance Plan

Values

Open Governance

Already open goverance to some extent, anyone with a KDE account can contribute, mailing list and IRC available.

Focus point: mailing list under used, people tend to mail directly Bruno in private. Proposed action: push contributors toward the mailing list for discussions.

Free Software

All GPL v3+, no brainer.

Inclusivity

No barrier known toward the contributors.

Innovation

Not really applying to this area, that said, spearhead efforts on Android, Windows port and such.

Common Ownership

All clear no known barrier, anyone can contribute directly.

End-User Focus

Perfectly in target, software for children and schools.

Commitments

  • Code of Conduct: supported
  • Contributor License Agreement: none
  • Established practices: CMake + Qt like most, code reviews except for most active core contributors
  • Source materials hosted on our git infrastructure (in playground/edu)
  • Online services, some are not on KDE infrastructure:
    • website (daily backup on KDE at gcomprisbackup@tesla.kde.org:backup)
    • wiki (daily backup on KDE at gcomprisbackup@tesla.kde.org:backup)
    • website source code (on GitHub, migration to KDE in progress)
    • mailing list (migrated to KDE)
    • voice assets (TODO need to migrate them on KDE subversion)
    • gcompris.net emails
    • source tarballs (TBD)
    • binaries for windows, mac, android (+ payment system)
    • KDE's bugzilla
  • KDE Licensing policy: a few copyright headers missing, otherwise following it
  • KDE branding guidelines: no reference to KDE yet
  • No patents
  • Agrees to transferring the GCompris brand in case of bus rampage :-)

Proposed actions:

  • website + wiki + gcompris.net: should propose continuity plan to sysadmin (DONE)
  • voice assets: should migrate to KDE infra
  • source tarballs: should migrate to KDE infra
  • binaries: to be discussed on kde-community again to finally answer if yes or no we're fine with hosting on KDE infra those binaries which have a code to unlock them fully
  • Translations to be hooked to the KDE translation team (DONE)

Benefits

No brainer, already participating in Randa, posting on planet, etc.

Candidate ready

Status Description Notes
DONE Project description
DONE Project team
TO DO Manifesto compliance plan <{{{3}}}>

Incubating

Status Description Notes
TO DO Repository and code available (in playground/edu) <{{{3}}}>
TO DO Mailing list available Migration to KDE completed: gcompris-devel@kde.org, gcompris-france@kde.org, gcompris-devel@portugues.org <{{{3}}}>
TO DO Website available (if applicable) Yes, on own infrastructure <{{{3}}}>
TO DO Active community Push more use of the mailing list <{{{3}}}>
TO DO Manifesto compliance ... <{{{3}}}>

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