Disabling Akregator and Liferea backends

Hey all,
	Akregator and Liferea backends do not work with the recent versions of the 
corresponding applications. I think there is no point in shipping them as 
they are right now; so how about disabling them (*) ?

	Recent Akregator versions use Metakit, a file-based database with C++ API. 
There has been proposals and some effort in writing a SWIG interface file for 
it to generate bindings for other languages, but I was not able to find 
anything concrete.

	Liferea moved to sqlite from xml since August last year. While its generally 
hard to get change notifications for sqlite based apps, there could be ways 
to get the backend working again. Liferea might be storing the time a feed 
was retrieved in sqlite - that can be used to get new feed information 
(removing feeds is tricky). Liferea also has a dbus interface, so something 
could be done using that. A rough scan in its websvn showed some avahi code 
to publish and sync data ... I havent look deeper but there could be 
something there. Lastly, I spotted some plugin code in Liferea; if it 
supports plugins then a thunderbird like backend could be written. There 
could be more possibilities. These are just my initial suggestions to anyone 
thinking of fixing the backend.

- dBera

(*) Actually moving them to /svn/beagle/trunk/attic where unused code is kept.

Debajyoti Bera @ http://dtecht.blogspot.com
beagle / KDE fan
Mandriva / Inspiron-1100 user

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