[kde-community] Differences between proposed vision drafts (or "inclusive" vs "focused")

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Thu Feb 4 20:05:59 UTC 2016

On 4 February 2016 at 20:49, Alexander Neundorf <neundorf at kde.org> wrote:
> On Thursday, February 04, 2016 20:38:52 Boudhayan Gupta wrote:
> ...
>> Under the "focused" proposal, such a software would have no place in
>> the KDE Project. In fact, a software, developed within KDE to address
>> KDE's (not KDE users but the KDE Project itself) needs cannot be a
>> part of the KDE Project. Do we want this situation to arise?
> just answering for myself, but it seems to be the same as Alex D. is saying:
> the four points listed in the draft are where we see the focus of KDE.
> It would be stupid to exclude projects which support those.
> KDE never did that, why should we start with that (arts, unsermake, icecream,
> eigen, etc...)
> Still we don't see linear algebra libraries or build tools as the main goal
> KDE is trying to achieve (...says the guy who maintained the KDE buildsystem
> for more than 7 years).

Build helpers in a form of cmake scripts are part of the KF5 product,
if I understand correctly. That's good.

Not sure it was already raised: even while having focus on traditional apps:
- server software can act as enabler for some KDE apps. Any multi-user
app is in this group (not that KDE rules this 'market', sure there can
be improvements, who codes decides);
- mobile/embedded software can be enabler for some KDE apps, e.g.
think of 1. remote-controlling presentation software with a
mobile/embedded app 2. remote-data-entry mobile app for an inventory
management app/

(and KF5 can further grow by the way; it's exciting to see how KDE is
rather good at making new frameworks this way!)

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