[kde-community] KDE Essential Applications - was - Re: Applications in KDE Generation 5

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Thu Jan 16 09:45:48 UTC 2014

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 23:13:11 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> El Dimecres, 15 de gener de 2014, a les 21:47:17, John Layt va escriure:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'd propose a
> > new collection of apps called KDE Essential Applications.  This would
> > be a collection of high-quality applications that are considered
> > essential to a modern user experience and that the KDE community as a
> > whole guarantees to maintain to the highest standards.  These would be
> > apps like Kate, Dolphin, Gwenview, Okular, Konsole, Ktp, etc, those
> > tools that you need to use every day and want to work well.  Distros
> > and users would then know that this is a group that they need to
> > always install
> I feel this would create tension, who's going to be the one that says to
> someone "Sorry but your app is not good enough" and how is that person going
> to feel about it?
> Besides how would you define this "KDE Essential Applications" group? I mean
> a tarball? An XML file somewhere? 

I would expect this definition to be on projects.kde.org in the groupings that 
are already being made.

> Personally I find distros should be smart
> enough to decide which apps they want to ship by default and which not.

+1 to what Adriaan said here.

Aaron J. Seigo

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