[kde-community] retiring unmaintained modules?

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Sat Jan 10 23:10:15 UTC 2015


On 11 January 2015 at 00:00, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El Dissabte, 10 de gener de 2015, a les 23:37:30, Rick Timmis va escriure:
>> Hi
>>
>> Text idea below
>>
>> On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 23:13:20 +0100, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org>
>>
>> wrote:
>> > El Dissabte, 10 de gener de 2015, a les 22:56:06, Boudewijn Rempt va
>> >
>> > escriure:
>> >> On Sat, 10 Jan 2015, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>> >> > Some of them like kword and koffice are already in unmaintained and
>> >> > closed
>> >> > for bugs, not much more we can do with them other than deleting them
>> >> > which i'm not sure it's a good idea.
>> >>
>> >> Close the bugs as "unmaintained"? There's no reason to keep bugs open
>>
>> for
>>
>> >> dead projects.
>> >
>> > In an ideal world you'd have biliions of bug triagers that would go
>> > through
>> > all the open bugs and move the ones that still exist to calligra for
>> > example
>> > (meaning i think there's still some sense to keep them there)
>> >
>> >> > Others like kftpgrabber may be either suggested for new people to
>>
>> adopt
>>
>> >> > them and if not moved to unmaintained.
>> >>
>> >> I don't believe in that -- asking for maintainers never works. It's
>> >> vanishingly rare that an unmaintained project gets a new lease of life,
>> >> and it never happens if there's no maintainer around anymore to answer
>> >> questions.
>> >
>> > I don't believe in things you belieave and vice-versa ;)
>> >
>> >> > I guess we should also be really careful, as you said some software
>>
>> is
>>
>> >> > "done" and the fact that it didn't get any development doesn't mean
>>
>> it
>>
>> >> > should be killed.
>> >>
>> >> Of course. But kmail (not kmail2) is _dead_. It's bugs should be
>>
>> closed.
>>
>> >> It's silly to see it cluttering up bugzilla's weekly top-twenty stats.
>> >
>> > Same as before, ideally we'd have someone going over the bugs and
>>
>> deciding
>>
>> > what still happens and what still not and move over to kmail2.
>> >
>> > Now one way of doing this is crowdsourcing it to the reporters via a
>>
>> nice
>>
>> > bug
>> > closing email for every of the unmaintained bugs/apps.
>> >
>> > In one hand it always pisses me a bit off when that happens (i.e. i
>> > reported a
>> > bug and the only acknowledgement i get is years later saying that it was
>> >
>> > against an unmaintained version that i should re-check), in the other if
>> >
>> > someone is able to write a nice text it may not be so bad.
>>
>> I like this idea... possible text
>
> It's nice. We would need another version for those bugs that belong to
> products that have other products the bug may apply to, say kmail -> kmail2,
> kword -> calligrawords, etc.

When Calligra appeared bugs have been copied from KOffice for
duplicated apps -- IIRC. Or not?


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