Proposal to plan for "Milestone Releases" on the way to KDE4
kstars at 30doradus.org
Tue Jan 24 22:12:34 GMT 2006
On Tuesday 24 January 2006 21:30, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> * How do you plan to handle the time until KDE4 has become
> a platform to base your projects on?
> * Do you expect to be porting your own app to KDE4/Qt4 already
> within the next 4 weeks?
Hmm. I started porting KStars to KDE4 in October. Well, actually, we did a
huge refactoring first, so I guess actual port-to-KDE4 work didn't start
until December or so. Still, it was always my impression that app developers
could (and should) start porting to Qt4 immediately, once the
kdelibs4_snapshots started appearing. So I'm a bit surprised to hear that we
were supposed to be holding off waiting for kdelibs to stabilize. I guess
I've found it stable enough (then again, KStars isn't KOffice :)
Anyway, I finally got KStars to compile completely a few days ago! It's so
nice to see it running again :)
> * Do you intend to switch your activities to directly contribute
> to KDE4/kdelibs/core technologies development, and leave your
> app resting for the time being? (Sure, this would be *great*
> because the current group busy already in KDE4 porting feel
> they can use many more heads and brains. But I've also heard
> some of you just do not like it, or don't feel competent in
> that field...)
I don't feel qualified to work on kdelibs.
> * Or do you rather plan for continuing several more months
> development on the KDE3 platform? If so, do you feel you could
> benefit bing part of a joint "KDE 2006 Application Release"
> marketing campaign?
I think now that I have an executable kstars for kde4, I'd rather work on
perfecting it, rather than participate in the 2006 Application Release based
on KDE3. It's the usual story: I already have too few hours to devote to
KStars, so I really can't divide my effort.
This is just for my situation though, I can totally understand how some app
devs would jump at the opportunity to stop twiddling thumbs, if they've been
waiting for a stable kdelibs4...
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