[kde-community] RFC: Distribution outreach program

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Wed Feb 3 14:22:13 UTC 2016


On 3 February 2016 at 15:15, Martin Graesslin <mgraesslin at kde.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 2:05:05 PM CET Lydia Pintscher wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 3:01 PM Martin Graesslin <mgraesslin at kde.org>
> wrote:
> > > No, that's not what I'm saying. First of all we need to realize that we
> > > have a
> > > big problem (yay for Thomas), second we need to find a solution to the
> > > problem.
> > > Currently we are brainstorming ideas and I think that needs to
> continue.
> > > But
> > > pretending there is no problem and continue as we used to work, does
> > > obviously
> > > not solve the problems.
> > >
> > > Personal note: as some might have noticed I'm deeply disappointed with
> the
> > > state of our software in distros. And I'm envious to Unity which has
> > > Ubuntu
> > > and Cinnamon which has Mint and GNOME Shell which has Fedora
> Workstation.
> > > And
> > > OSX which has OSX and Windows which has Windows.
> >
> > Are there things we can do to help the people inside the distributions
> who
> > are fighting for us and want to get our software to the enduser in a good
> > state?
>
> I think some aspects discussed here can help those people. E.g. a list of
> requirements could help to have a stronger standing when a technology needs
> updating.
>
> Also we could provide ways which make it easier for distributions to share
> experiences, so that mistakes don't get repeated.
>

​Yes, e.g. if half of us go and create a README.PACKAGRS file, or two, for
KDE software they know, that's the thing :)


> Cheers
> Martin
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