Proposed web shortcut changes

Hi everybody,

I have gone through and and tested most (if not all) of the default
web shortcuts in kde-runtime. These are my proposed changes and notes
to fix the broken ones.
Warning: long mail!

1. Most of the shortcuts that were no longer working only needed an updated url.

note: This is rather distro specific so maybe this should be
included downstream?
CTAN Catalog:\\{@}
Google images:\\{@}
note: Not broken but now uses https.
Google movies:\\{@}&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
jamendo: <a href="" title=""></a>
note: 1 = name, 2 = loacation Why is this only for the
netherlands? Perhaps make this into a more international service. With
the localised query's using different sites.
note: Not broken, changed to https
Do we need an extra qt4 documentation shortcut? (Qt3 is removed)

2. These are the shortcuts that have moved to a new website. Instead
or renaming it will be easier to remove the old ones and add the new

The chemical acronyms on <a href="" title=""></a> are no
longer accessible using the url.
A good alternative is\\{@} It offers
acronyms for chemical elements and lots of other words.
Disadvantages: Lots of in-your-face adds, not translabable from the url

Freshmeat has been renamed freecode.\\{@}

Froogle has been renamed google product search and renamed again to
google shopping. :)
Removed froogle.desktop and added google shopping.\\{@}

Svn usage in KDE is on it's way out, maybe we can reflect that in the
web shortcuts.
I propose to remove websvn and replace it with the KDE Projects site.
<a href=";q=rekonq" title=";q=rekonq">;q=rekonq</a>
note: websvn is a bit hard to use but not broken, we could keep it AND
include KDEprojects.

OpenPGP Key Search
The origianal domain was not working, changed to There
are others available, not sure on which one is best.\\{@}&op=vindex

3. Some of the shortcuts lead to websites that are no longer active,
are sold or have no working search function. These should be removed.

The altavista search has been replased by yahoo. It's just yahoo with
an altavista logo.
We could update the query but I propose to remove it.

The website is for sale. <a href="" title=""></a>

I cannot find the web search, only an api is available.

Both the website and the search function are broken. <a href="" title=""></a>

opendesktop kde-look kde-apps
The search is not working correctly and cannot be changed because it
is handled using POST.
I have contacted Frank Karlitschek to see if this might be fixed server side.
If not these will remain broken and should be removed imo.

Qt5 was released recently, it's time to let go :)

sold to IBM.

Thank you if you read this far, please share any feedback you have.
If people agree with the proposed changes is it ok to put it in one
big patch on reviewboard? I first wanted to get some comments using
the mailing list.
Some shortcuts offer revenue sharing with KDE. Can a developer not
associated with KDE ev. make these 'deals'? I think amazon offers
something like that..

Thank you
Maarten De Meyer


Re: Proposed web shortcut changes

By David Faure at 05/02/2013 - 13:02

On Monday 29 April 2013 23:40:31 Maarten De Meyer wrote:
The proposed changes seem fine to me.
Thanks a lot for going through that!

From my point of view, yes.

I'd say yes; I'm pretty sure KDE eV is fine with getting money from such
deals. I set up the deal with DuckDuckGo. Given the small number of KDE users
going to DuckDuckGo, KDE e.V. gets between $1 and $2 per month from them :-)
But anyway, to set up revenue sharing you'll need to talk to
<a href="mailto:kde-ev- ... at kde dot org">kde-ev- ... at kde dot org</a>, at least to get the banking information where the money
should be sent.

Re: Proposed web shortcut changes

By Boudewijn Rempt at 05/02/2013 - 08:50

I'd say yes.