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Request for incubation of Kup backup system

Hello!

I want to request for my software Kup to become a KDE project. Some
basic info about the project:

- It's a backup scheduler that offers syncronized (using rsync) and
versioned (using bup) backups.

- It targets users of Plasma desktop by being integrated into the system
rather than being a standalone app. Uses system settings KCM and plasma
systray applet.

- In development since 2011, after 2015 development slowed down but has
not stopped.

- Licensed under GPL 2+.

- Description, screenshots, ratings and comments over at
<a href="https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1127689/" title="https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1127689/">https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1127689/</a>

- Source code at <a href="https://github.com/spersson/Kup/" title="https://github.com/spersson/Kup/">https://github.com/spersson/Kup/</a>

- Basically only me doing development, other contributions have mostly
been by packaging people for build fixes.

I have read through incubator license policy wiki pages.

Also interesting to know is that I am considering replacing the bup
backend with rsync and hardlinks between snapshots. That is a pretty big
change that would allow me to address some old feature requests (like
being able to delete old snapshots automatically). I am thinking it
could be wise to do such a big change in connection with moving and
possibly renaming the project. The renaming would not be so much for
branding or awareness (the name Kup is never show to the user of the
software, you only see it in a package manager). Instead it would be
done to prevent users from unknowingly updating to the latest version
and only later finding that storage format has changed.

Please let me know how you think it could fit in.

Thanks,

Simon

Comments

Re:Request for incubation of Kup backup system

By Nate Graham at 06/12/2019 - 00:48

I've been using Kup and am very impressed. Its level of system integration makes it a good candidate for incubation IMO and I'm quite willing to be the sponsor.

Simon, you would need to move the project from Github to KDE infrastructure (Cgit, Bugzilla, Phabricator or Gitlab, etc.). Is that acceptable?

Nate

---- On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:23:46 -0600 <a href="mailto:simon. ... at mykolab dot com">simon. ... at mykolab dot com</a> wrote ----

Hello!

I want to request for my software Kup to become a KDE project. Some
basic info about the project:

- It's a backup scheduler that offers syncronized (using rsync) and
versioned (using bup) backups.

- It targets users of Plasma desktop by being integrated into the system
rather than being a standalone app. Uses system settings KCM and plasma
systray applet.

- In development since 2011, after 2015 development slowed down but has
not stopped.

- Licensed under GPL 2+.

- Description, screenshots, ratings and comments over at
<a href="https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1127689/" title="https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1127689/">https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1127689/</a>

- Source code at <a href="https://github.com/spersson/Kup/" title="https://github.com/spersson/Kup/">https://github.com/spersson/Kup/</a>

- Basically only me doing development, other contributions have mostly
been by packaging people for build fixes.

I have read through incubator license policy wiki pages.

Also interesting to know is that I am considering replacing the bup
backend with rsync and hardlinks between snapshots. That is a pretty big
change that would allow me to address some old feature requests (like
being able to delete old snapshots automatically). I am thinking it
could be wise to do such a big change in connection with moving and
possibly renaming the project. The renaming would not be so much for
branding or awareness (the name Kup is never show to the user of the
software, you only see it in a package manager). Instead it would be
done to prevent users from unknowingly updating to the latest version
and only later finding that storage format has changed.

Please let me know how you think it could fit in.

Thanks,

Simon

Re: Request for incubation of Kup backup system

By Nate Graham at 06/16/2019 - 18:48

Ping. Simon, do you want to move forward with migrating the source code
to KDE infrastructure?

Also if you're not already subscribed to the <a href="mailto:kde- ... at kde dot org">kde- ... at kde dot org</a> mailing
list, I would recommend that or else you won't see replies to this
thread from people using "Reply List" rather than "Reply All".

Nate

On 6/11/19 10:48 PM, Nate Graham wrote:

Re: Request for incubation of Kup backup system

By Persson, Simon at 06/16/2019 - 21:11

On 2019-06-17 06:48, Nate Graham wrote:
I am subscribed to kde-devel.

Thanks!

Re: Request for incubation of Kup backup system

By Nate Graham at 06/17/2019 - 00:13

On 6/16/19 7:11 PM, Simon Persson wrote:
Perfect, thanks. I've replied and we can continue off-list.

For anyone else who's interested, the action is now taking place at
<a href="https://community.kde.org/Incubator/Projects/Kup" title="https://community.kde.org/Incubator/Projects/Kup">https://community.kde.org/Incubator/Projects/Kup</a>

Nate