[kde-community] finding a clear vision for KDE - first draft for discussion

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Sun Feb 14 22:47:12 UTC 2016

On Saturday, February 13, 2016 15:35:01 Martin Graesslin wrote:
> I can turn that 180 degree around and argue that we are currently too narrow
> minded to get new people in and are not doing great. Hey look all the
> awesome work with Plasma 5 and Wayland. We are doing desktop, desktop,
> desktop. Have a new mobile shell. And where are the devs? Where are the
> people following in that pretty clear direction?
> So apparently having the direction seems not to work. People don't follow.
> So maybe we are too narrow? Lose the people who are actually out there and
> do hip stuff?

If you say "desktop, desktop, desktop", yes, that's too narrow.
We suggest desktop, PLUS cross-platform applications (that's not a focus right 
now) PLUS cross-platform libraries (putting even more emphasis on KF5).
I think those two can get us a lot of new users and hopefully developers.


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