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

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at kde.org
Mon Feb 15 07:01:09 UTC 2016

On Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:47:12 PM CET Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> 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.

That's what we have been doing the last few years, so where are they? Where 
are the devs taking our application to mobile, etc. etc.

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