kde-games package removal proposal

Don Sanders sanders at kde.org
Tue Aug 23 05:20:40 BST 2005

On Tuesday 23 August 2005 01:08, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Monday 22 August 2005 02:55, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > > Am Montag, 22. August 2005 08:29 schrieb Andras Mantia:
> > >> If it's about porting to KDE4, I will take care if nobody else
> > >> does.
> > >
> > > Really, we shouldn't have two games of the same game play. The
> > > only thing I see different between ksame and klickety is the
> > > animation in ksame.
> >
> > Might be, but what I see is that klickety doesn't have a pleasant
> > UI like ksame.
> and i'd say exactly the opposite.

I'm don't feel qualified to speak about kdegames so I won't comment on 
this particular point.

> this is the problem with deciding what is and is not shipped with
> KDE by personal preference and meandering discussion. this is, i
> believe, something we must change within the project because right
> now one person who is a valued contributor but who has unique
> tastes and opinions can completely hamstring the project.

(I concur, default right of veto doesn't scale, it allows one person 
to hamstring the project).

> obviously 
> a game isn't that big of a deal in the long run, but this exchange
> does show what is wrong when it comes to module maintenance, or
> lack thereof, in KDE right now.
> the gateway for code *into* KDE is wide open, but the gateway out
> is almost impossible to traverse. this is a very poorly balanced
> set of guidelines. it's bad enough for applications and modules
> (c.f. this thread) and it's crippling for libraries.

I agree with all of this. There's an opportunity for improvement for 
project process optimization here.

Don Sanders.

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