How to become a distribution?

Nate Graham nate at kde.org
Thu Sep 13 00:25:41 BST 2018


Oh, probably for no good reason then. Somehow I missed your response. 
Sorry for the noise everyone!

Nate



On 09/12/2018 05:23 PM, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM Nate Graham <nate at kde.org> wrote:
>>
>> + kde-community for greater visibility
> 
> Hi Nate,
> 
> Just wondering why you forwarded this when I responded to A. on the
> same day he sent this?
> 
> Cheers,
> Ben
> 
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: How to become a distribution?
>> Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 22:14:40 -0500
>> From: A. Wilcox <awilfox at adelielinux.org>
>> Organization: Adélie Linux
>> To: distributions at kde.org
>>
>> Hello there,
>>
>> I'm the project lead of Adélie Linux, a musl libc-based distribution
>> focused on security and reliability.  Our primary desktop environment is
>> KDE.  I noticed that some distributions already have access to the
>> 18.08.1 and 5.50 tarballs, while we don't.  For instance, on the
>> Applications schedule[1], it states: "Minor release is tagged and made
>> available to the packagers".  How does one tell KDE we're packaging your
>> software and would love to be on the list of people who obtain these
>> releases?
>>
>> I searched the Wiki for "distributions", "packagers", and "becoming an
>> official distro", and read the entire archive (2016 to present) for this
>> list, and found no documentation on this.  I also did a search of
>> "packagers site:kde.org" on DuckDuckGo and came across this:
>>
>> https://www.kde.org/download/packagepolicy.php
>>
>> This policy makes it seem like we need to provide you with our .apks.  I
>> would be more than happy to do so if that is what you require.
>>
>>
>> Best to you and yours,
>> --arw
>>
>>
>> [1]: https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/18.08_Release_Schedule
>>
>> --
>> A. Wilcox (awilfox)
>> Project Lead, Adélie Linux
>> https://www.adelielinux.org
>>
>>




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