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

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 00:39:38 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El Dimecres, 15 de gener de 2014, a les 21:47:17, John Layt va escriure:
>> Hi,
>> * A number of our apps and utilities really have had their day and
>> need "retiring", e.g. KsCD, Kppp, KFloppy.  There's no point keeping
>> low-quality or unmaintained apps around just to try ship a "complete
>> desktop experience", especially if there are other better apps out
>> there (even if not KDE ones).  Being part of the official release
>> should be a stamp of quality: make apps work for it.  Lets go through
>> the existing apps and agree what needs dropping to Extragear or
>> Unmaintained.
> I am not conviced by that, we probably still have some users for that and i'm
> pretty sure some of those apps still get roaming fixes from people, if you
> move them out from the "apps we release on each release", you'll end up with
> the K3b situation, an application that has had bugfixes but hasn't had a
> release in ages so noone is beneffiting from those bugfixes because there's
> noone around that has enough "power" to do a release.
> Cheers,
>   Albert

K3b rocks. I hear of gnome and unity users all the time who use it,
and recommend it to others.

Would this be a good candidate for the CWG "Needs Some Love" series?



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