Office/ and Utilities/ menu reorganization

Andras Mantia amantia at
Tue Aug 9 06:54:58 BST 2005

On Tuesday 09 August 2005 02:12, Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> > > Especially as in this case we are talking about applications that
> > > are part of KDE releases right now.
> >
> > There is no "once in, forever in" right.
> True, too :)

But who decides about them and what is the criteria of the decision?
Saying that they are mature (and they have only few commits per release) 
is not a good criteria to exclude them.

> But I think (beside that the thread you opened for pure menu
> reorganisation is now taken over for kde package reorganisation) this
> doesn't lead to the conclusion that splitting out apps to extragear
> and forcing them to release on their own is a good idea, like some
> people promote here ;)

I agree with you. After readin Lauri's mail I should back up a little 
with regarding to the documentation, yet I'm still wonderin how they 
will deal with many small different release schedules and deadlines. 
Having an own release schedule for an application doesn't mean that the 
developer will not break it by adding a new string after the string 
freeze, I would say they will do even more often as after all it is 
their own schedule and they don't hurt the whole KDE release. OK, this 
is just hypothethical. 

 > Andras:
> "are not trying to follow the KDE release schedule"
> and
> Stephan:
> "without having to be a part of the KDE releases"
> (because that extragear allows use of svn, translations, ... and so on 
is just the same as being in e.g. kdeutils or an other package)

It's more or less the same, but there is a difference and I'm saying 
that that difference might be bad for the developer, as it was 
explained in this thread by me, Thiago and even you in some aspect. ;-)
I see that not everyone shares my opinion, but well, that's life. :


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