[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 14:00:24 UTC 2015


On Saturday, 2015-09-19, 12:33:55, Vishesh Handa wrote:
> 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.

For frameworks there is a strict review policy, so even if a contributor would 
pull a patch submitted via github, it would still go through KDE's review 
process.

As far as KDE's contributors are concerned, the patch originates at the 
developer who takes the external patch and uploads it for review.
That person has "taken ownership" and has to address all comments that come up 
during review.

My understanding is that this also is what Jaroslaw suggested.

It is not a separate workflow, it is a different entry point into the 
workflow, the patch is submitted for review via a proxy.

The proxy person takes the responsibility that the project's workflow is 
followed.

Cheers,
Kevin

-- 
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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