New mailinglist for KDE project management?

David Faure david at
Thu Jun 20 19:20:05 BST 2002

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On Thursday 20 June 2002 20:07, Rob Kaper wrote:
> Most of the administrative requests/ideas for the KDE as project end up here
> and I wonder if that is a good thing. core-devel was initially intended for
> discussion of kdelibs (at least it is advertised as such).

Was it?

> I'm okay with the extension towards parts of kdebase or other modules which
> interact with the libraries a lot, or general but crucial (thus "core")
> development goals/ideas/discussions, but should topics like the build
> system, administrative stuff like CVS/ requests/decisions
> and other things related to KDE as a project and the organisation of it be
> on core-devel?
> I can imagine many developers on core parts do not care a lot about wether
> we use auto* or unsermake as long as it works, to name a recent thread. Or
> like me, wish to contribute to KDE as project but are less interested in the
> development of the framework (I care more for application development).

I think the build system is definitely part of the core development.
Just like you (maybe) don't care how XMLGUI is implemented internally,
you might not care how automake/unsermake work. Both are really the same kind
of core development issues, which you might not care about if your app simply 
"uses that stuff and it works". If you're not interested in ANY of this, then, hmm
why be on kde-core-devel? ;)
> PS: Organisation of our servers (where to host cvs, web; who to contact when
> things go wrong) might also be better off on kde-project or even a special
> list for those who administer/host our servers.

That's what sysadmin at is for.

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