New maintainer wanted: Spectacle

Boudhayan Gupta bgupta at
Wed Jan 18 21:52:07 UTC 2017

Hi all,

Since there's been no progress on this I propose Spectacle be now
community maintained.

For new patches: post patches on ReviewBoard or Phabricator, if no one
specifically vetoes it in 3 days push it. Subscribe me to the RR

For new features, general direction of project, architecture overhauls
etc - I no longer act as an authority, only a reference. You're
welcome to ask for my inputs, but you no longer have to even take them
into consideration.

Hopefully, this'll let others add features or fix bugs without waiting on me.


On 8 December 2016 at 12:29, Boudhayan Gupta <bgupta at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Spectacle was my entry into the KDE Community. I built it with a lot
> of love and care, with the ultimate goal of there being a modern
> screenshooting app for both X11 and Wayland. It appears that with the
> Applications 16.12 release - which comes exactly a year after its
> first release in 15.12 - this goal will be fulfilled.
> Since I started out with Spectacle I've also become involved in other
> parts of KDE, including sysadmin - which takes up almost all my free
> time. Over the last year more code has been committed by others to
> Spectacle's repo than by me. I gave this quite a bit of thought, and I
> think it's best if I don't hold things up anymore and let others take
> the app forward at their own pace.
> I'm therefore putting Spectacle up for adoption.
> The new maintainer can take over master right now. I'll keep
> maintaining the 16.12 stable branch until its EOL.
> Note that it's tradition for each major release of Spectacle to have a
> codename. It's generally either a culture ship name (the things Elon
> Musk's Falcon-catching drone ships are named after), or something made
> up that sounds like a culture ship name. I haven't updated the name
> for the 13.04 release, so if the new maintainer wants to assign one,
> go for it.
> -- Boudhayan

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