Qt, Open Source and corona

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Thu Apr 9 10:01:48 BST 2020

On woensdag 8 april 2020 23:20:34 CEST Jens wrote:

> Is there any vague calculations concerning the work that would be needed being 
> done?

* There needs to be a mailing list or two
* There needs to be a system like gerrit or gitlab to host development
* There needs to be CI -- the Qt project has its own thing for that, COIN.
* There needs to be a website
* There needs to be a committee or a way of making decisions: what to keep, what to drop, how to handle relations with the Qt company, how to release, whether Qt6 still makes sense, or whether Qt5 should be developed for the next decade...

>From what I see, gerrit and coin are using serious amounts of sysadmin time, and that needs money. Creating a decision-making process is going to be the hardest thing. I'm guessing that hosting another couple of mailing lists and having Qt on KDE's download mirror network isn't going to be a problem. We already mirror Qt's git repos.

(Of course, I might have forgotten some things...)


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