[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Vishesh Handa me at vhanda.in
Sat Sep 19 11:55:28 UTC 2015


On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Martin Steigerwald <martin at lichtvoll.de> wrote:
>> Testing and QA are important parts of creating a product. They most
>> certainly are part of the "development process". Providing a Windows
>> version of Krita does force me to install these tools if I wish to
>> contribute to that part of Krita.
>
> Vishesh, please: If you *wish* to contribute to that part of Krita, how can
> you be *forced* to use Windows?
>
> If you are not interesting in the Windows version, you just ignore it.
>

Lets use the analogy of KRita and Windows Binaries being one part of
it. Your statement implies that if I'm not interested in Windows, I
can ignore that part of Krita. (Even though statistically Windows has
a greater market share than Linux + OSX combined)

Similarly, ProjectX in one part of KDE. If you're not interested in
contributing to a project which also supports a proprietary platform
(but does not recommend it), then you can ignore it.

> I see only one kind of pressure that comes from a Windows version of Krita and
> that is some pressure to provide for portability. From a development point of
> view I see this as an advantage. It can even prevent platform lock-in.
>
> Well okay, I know get your argument: If a user reports a bug on Windows, one
> can feel pressured to do something about it. Similar like with an issue
> provided on github.com. That said, I likely won´t feel pressured. Cause if
> there is a Windows team for Krita, I expect this team to handle Windows
> specific bug reports and likely would ignore them otherwise.
>

And the maintainer of ProjectX would be part of this *github* team and
you can expect them to handle those specific bug reports / pull
requests.

For Baloo, I've explicitly disabled it for Windows and OSX. I have the
ability to chose my platforms as a KDE project. Similarly, the
argument can be made that Github can be just another platform which
projects can choose to be part of.

> But still… there is *some* comparability. Yet, I still providing a Windows
> version of Krita is not the same as (partly) allowing pull requests on
> Github.com. I do  not have words for it at the moment, but I feel lot more
> reluctance about the latter than the former.



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Vishesh Handa



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