[kde-community] Proposal One: KDE (Core) Apps and Suites

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Thu May 1 13:02:36 UTC 2014


Albert Astals Cid ha scritto:
> El Dimecres, 30 d'abril de 2014, a les 21:36:14, Jaroslaw Staniek va escriure:
>> [..]
>>
>> I'd like to say thank you to everyone that shares personal opinion. Here's
>> mine.
>>
>> (While reading this please note that geek power users isn't a primary
>> audience for apps I am contributing to)
>>
>> - 3 -
>>
>> At project management level please also note a word from a Calligra
>> contributor. The project is so huge that there's even lack of manpower
>> for maintaining change logs or feature guides. Even specification of
>> essential file formats take thousands of pages combined. 400+ dialogs.
>> 400 services/types/plugins. I don't think syncing with joint releases
>> wouldn't add to the manpower. I would avoid anything that narrows
>> contributor base and user base.
>> Secondly, our choice of release schedule for Calligra is already
>> result of a nontrivial compromise. It's complex even now while we do
>> not have released our Frameworks to the public, something that in my
>> opinion can be expected as our differentiator.
> 
> Do you believe that splitting Calligra into something like 10 different 
> releases would actually help with the lack of manpower? 
> 
> I have the feeling that it would probably help "the big guys", but I don't 
> think it'd have a global positive "value" for all the projects that compose 
> Calligra at the moment.
> 
> But that is my "I have no clue about Calligra" opinion so I'd value yours :)

I think there is a bit of confusion: the proposal about "unified release" is
about the Application part of KDE SC + any other application which would join.
A big project like Calligra is independent enough and it can have a separate
schedule as it is now. Did I get it right?

Ciao
-- 
Luigi




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