For those who didn't attend the KControl meetings at aKadmy here is a bit o=
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summery and plan for future development:

In the first meeting we decided:

KControl should be:
-Desktop Configuration
-User System Configuration

KControl should be:
-Application Configuration
-System Administration/Configuration
-Tools/Utilities

Based upon that spec it puts KControl at the same level of functionality as=
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Windows Contol Center and OS X's System Preferences and at the same time =

prevents KDE applications from requiring KControl in OS X & Windows. This =
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why KControl was moved into workspace.

There are a number of modules which will be moved out of KControl entirely =

(privacy, khtml modules that are konq specific, spell, samba server =

configuration etc) and new ones added (network configuration, user admin). =
I =

have already begun the task of sorting through the directories.

Several different layouts of the KControl user interface are going to be us=
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tested to get something better for KDE4. Also the majority of modules are =

scheduled to get reworked. An effort will be made to clean up the interfac=
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and have the depth be no more then two (i.e. removing many tabs).

There are a few cases such as proxy that need to be investigated on how to =

best procede and I am taking them one at a time. On Windows/OS X we of =

course would like to use the built in system proxy settings. =


I have e-mailed the privacy author who informed me that he doesn't have tim=
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to work on it and so I need a volunteer to take over it and turn it into an =

Application. Any takers?
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There will be a bunch of work to make this transition. I have started a wi=
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page filled with lots of tasks =

http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?p...ystem+Settings
If you are interested in helping out you can e-mail me or I am also on IRC =
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#kde-devel =


After cleaning out kcontrol/pics I found the following images that don't se=
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to be used:

app-iconthemes
app-kcmmidi
app-kcmdrkonqi
device-laptop

Anyone know if they are still wanted?

Oh and at the meeting we decided to change the name of the application. Th=
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will happen when the new interface is tested and decided (not right now).

-Benjamin Meyer
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