Lauri Watts lauri at kde.org
Mon May 23 13:38:36 BST 2005

On Monday 23 May 2005 13.36, Matthias Welwarsky wrote:
> On Monday 23 May 2005 12:05, Nicolas Goutte wrote:

> 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.

The more I think about it, I don't think the requirements I outlined earlier 
are too demanding for extragear to consider either.  Most of the existing 
apps already fulfill it, some are far better documented than the other 
modules.  Again, the apps with an active developer (or community of) tend to 
manage at least some basic documentation early on.  They're also the ones 
getting the PR, working hard on usability, style guide compliance, and a11y 
issues, and all those other good things we like about applications.

I think I would like to see a minimum set of requirements to enter -review, 
and a minimum set to graduate out of it into permanent home.  It seems to me 
that we could take in an already almost version 1.0 app (or whatever number 
you care to put on it) that's ready for wide release.  Then while it's there, 
go about writing some documentation, cleaning up style guide issues, security 
audit, finding and fixing i18n snafus (e.g., rtl issues, untranslateable 
strings), tidying up icons and other "housekeeping" issues are exactly the 
kind of thing that a period in -review could be all about.  These are also 
just the kind of things that will turn an app that happens to use the kde 
libraries, into "a KDE application" as much for extragear as for any other 

Lauri Watts
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