Kubuntu and other KDE distribution's use of KDE infrastructure
Adriaan de Groot
groot at kde.org
Wed Jan 11 12:33:53 UTC 2017
On Sunday, January 08, 2017 12:02:06 AM Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> However, the sysadmins would like the KDE community support for this,
> since it could be seen as a "slippery slope." In addition, Ben
> Cooksley said, "we'll need to come up with some guidelines surrounding
> what distributions can ask us for, given the Manifesto / KDE Project
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking here.
For me, it seems like you're drawing a Venn diagram, with a circle of "distro
people" on one side, and a circle of "KDE infrastructure", and saying that an
overlap between the two is problematic. I'm not sure why that's a problem, nor
even why the two circles are expected to be distinct.
Consider the KDE-FreeBSD packagers. That's not one of the "big three", but it
is a distro in a non-Linuxy sense of the word. Heck, there's even *two*
trademarks in the name there! So this group of people self-identifies as "the
KDE-FreeBSD community of packagers". The people within that community vary
from almost-pure-FreeBSD-folks (e.g. mat_) to almost-pure-KDE-folks (e.g. me).
It's still a single group with a particular purpose, namely to bring KDE
software to the OS (platform, distro, whatever).
It seems to be natural to use whatever infrastructure is most convenient or
most apposite. We (KDE-FreeBSD) have a *.kde.org subdomain for posting news
and information, keep some *base.kde.org wiki pages with information for KDE
users and people wanting to contribute, and use KDE phab, git, etc. when
We *also* use FreeBSD phab for dealing with downstream workflow, the wiki there
for progress reports, the bug tracker there, etc.
As for general collaborative things, whichever pastebin is handy gets used;
whichever notes-taking app is around gets used. I don't think we spend -- or
want to spend -- a lot of time thinking about which one gets used.
So for me, it seems like either a non-problem (because KDE-FreeBSD is pretty
small) or there's something not expressed here that lies behind your question.
More information about the kde-community