kde-games package removal proposal

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Mon Aug 22 18:50:08 BST 2005

Leo Savernik wrote:
>Then let's set the entrance barrier higher for *future* applications.
> Removing those that have already found their way into KDE will break
> KDE for all people who have grown accustomed to those.

It already is. Maybe you want it higher, I don't know.

All new applications are now developed in playground (or elsewhere), but 
must undergo a mandatory period in kdereview where translators start 
working, documentation is written, UI is checked and the build is fixed 
for everyone. An example for that is kgeography: I tested it as soon as 
it made to kdereview, and provided a report on how I thought the i18n was 

My kdereview build generally goes flawless, and I can't say the same for 
some extragear modules.

For KDE4, I think we have to rethink all our modules, including extragear. 
The threads here in the past month have shown people have very diverging 
opinions, but a consensus is that our system is showing its age.

I'd also like to point out that this discussion should not happen before 
the next build system is settled on. There are some requirements for it 
I'd like to see addressed that could greatly alleviate the packaging 

And finally, my take on this is to *not* touch kdegames right now. Those 
applications either have no users, or those users don't find big 
problems: I don't remember any recent bug activity on them.

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