Matthias Welwarsky matze at stud.fbi.fh-darmstadt.de
Mon May 23 12:36:41 BST 2005

On Monday 23 May 2005 12:05, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> I will not dare to say that the document is exhaustive and up-to-date, but
> there is an introduction to KDE's modules in:
> http://developer.kde.org/documentation/misc/overviewmodules.php

From what I understand, the text for the kdereview module is not correct. If 
it's really meant to be a transitional state for an application to either go 
into a legacy KDE module or extragear, the text should emphasize that 
applications are going to be bounced back to playground if they fail the 
review or promoted to extragear or KDE.

Only applications that have a real chance for promotion should be allowed into 
kdereview, and the review process should be very strict. I think it's not a 
good idea to waste the time of people doing the reviews. Same for translators 
and documentation writers. Also, moving applications between modules is 
probably not zero-cost with subversion.

Of course the requirements must not be harder than those of the targeted 
module, so if we don't require applications in extragear to be fully 
documented, it makes no sense to require this for kdereview. But it should be 
clear that applications are not meant to be _developed_ in kdereview. 
Bugfixed, yes, if the reviewer demands it.


> Have a nice day!
> >List:       kde-core-devel
> >Subject:    Re: kdereview
> > From:       Cristian Tibirna <tibirna () kde ! org>
> >Date:       2005-05-22 13:05:04
> >Message-ID: <200505220905.05176.tibirna () kde ! org>
> >
> >On Sunday 22 May 2005 06:30, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> >> Not sure kdereview was ever about translations or about releases at all.
> >
> >There are now: KDE, playground, extragear, kdenonbeta, kdeblackhole; I
> > learn about kdereview now. I believe a document is missing on
> > developer.kde.org that details the list, the purposes, the criteria (or
> > at least the mailinglist threads) of these sections, along with the rules
> > that apply to commiting, ability to compile and releasing the contents of
> > these sections.
> >
> >--
> >Cristian Tibirna
> >KDE developer .. tibirna at kde.org .. http://www.kde.org

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