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

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Thu Jan 16 12:31:59 UTC 2014

On Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:15:05 Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> But I don't think that "Scuba-diving C++ programmer" is going to be a viable
> metapackage any time soon.

No, but it could be a “Sports and Fitness” metapackage. There are a remarkable 
number of such apps for Android, for instance. (Well, remarkable at least to 
me ... :)

Did you know there is a running app that simulates being in a zombie 
apocolypse? There’s a whole multi-month workout routine built around this 
story line and it’s quite popular. It even has multiple “seasons”  of 
storyline now!

If we had a “Sports and Fitness” metapackage that only included a scuba-diving 
app right now, it might inspire people to think about the possibilities and 
create more apps in this category.

tl;dr -> This approach of having metapackages for everything might be a 
positive thing, even in the odd cases of “single entry” packages.

..and of course, if there was just only “Sports and Fitness” application on 
git.kde.org, distros could merge with apps from other projects as you noted 
about “hobby photographer”.

Aaron J. Seigo

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