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

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sun Jan 19 19:55:43 UTC 2014


El Dissabte, 18 de gener de 2014, a les 16:39:38, Valorie Zimmerman va 
escriure:
> 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?

Somebody should check my statements first, but I'd say yes.

Cheers,
  Albert

> 
> Valorie




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