kdelibs coding style

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sat Jul 22 22:03:31 BST 2006

On Saturday 22 July 2006 21:25, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> On Saturday 22 July 2006 14:58, Olaf Jan Schmidt wrote:
> > Am Samstag 22 Juli 2006 20:03 schrieb Maks Orlovich:
> > > Well, thus far the number of known supporters seems to be
> > > miniscule compared to a total body of KDE contributors.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > > The choice of the mailing list is poor then. kde-core-devel is,
> > > after all, a restricted list, and many of our contributors likely
> > > do not have posting rights on it.
> >
> > This is about kdelibs only.
> No, it's not. Yes, the proposed policy itself affects only kdelibs.
> But the /nature/ of the policy affects everyone. This sets a
> precedent that something that's merely a matter of preference and not
> technical merit can be legislated as a policy in the project. And in
> fact, even making kdelibs different in a way that's not technically
> neccessary (constract with e.g. BC), introduces a small but existing
> psychological barrier for contributors to jump into kdelibs from
> other modules.  (And don't bring up kdepim, please. kdepim also has a
> long-lasting reputation for being hostile to new contributors).

Yeah, right. Please spread this myth a bit more until everybody believes 
it. Don't forget to blog about it.</cynism>

Ingo (who is extremely disappointed that he still has to read such 
ridiculous comments)
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