[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Vishesh Handa me at vhanda.in
Sat Sep 19 10:33:55 UTC 2015


On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org> wrote:
>> No I'm not.
>>
>> Boud, you're shipping Krita on Windows. You're uploading them on the
>> KDE official website, you're thereby making me pay for Windows if I
>> want to test it and contribute to the project, you are making
>> decisions for others.
>>
>> Does this argument really hold?
>
> I must admit that you have a valid point in there with Windows being a
> bit different.
>
> On the other hand, Windows plays a significant role in the world for end users.
>

For frameworks, then end users are developers. Github plays a
significant role in that world.

> Is github really comparable to it? My humble guess would be that
> github is less prevalent for our end users. Even for development, it
> does not seem to be crucial at this point in time, at least, I
> believe. I really hope that it will remain this way and KDE can be a
> good factor to challenge things with github with open alternatives.

And we should continue challenging them, however, just like we still
ship binaries on Windows. I would argue that we need a presence on
GitHub as well.

--
Vishesh Handa



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