Consensus on the kdelibs coding style

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at
Thu Jul 10 16:45:53 BST 2008

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 10:42:21AM +0200, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> On Thursday 10 July 2008, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > anyway, to make an end to this bikeshedding, i'll call for a vote by the
> > kde e.v. membership (asking only people who are actually interested in
> > kdelibs development to vote):
> If you want to call for a vote by the e.V. you have to do that on the e.V. 
> membership mailing list.
sure. patience. ;)
well, actually, i wanted to see whether somebody from the wider audience
has something useful to add before we proceed further.

> But I doubt that it will be really useful, as the membership isn't
> maintaining kdelibs, so you won't get a very meaningful result.
as in other cases, the e.v. membership is the best representation of
concerned people we have. it is reasonable to assume that the vote
result can be extrapolated (as long as the cut is clear enough). i made
that intention clear enough in my previous mail.

> We have a coding style on techbase. To a lot of people it makes sense,
> to others it doesn't, but most people seem to see the benefit of a
> uniform style.
yes. it has clear benefits, and to most people it is clear that not
following it has actual disadvantages. that's what the vote is supposed
to prove. maybe some of the "dictator"-criers will finally understand
this when confronted with the numbers.

> So please let the people who are actually working on kdelibs sort this
> out with common sense, just as we did before this thread and all the
> others before that. This discussion doesn't bring any benefit anymore.
we are having this discussion exactly for the purpose of sorting it out
finally - because "common sense" obviously doesn't work for all. if we
let it peter out, it will come up again. and again.

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 09:54:16AM -0400, Maksim Orlovich wrote:
> There are people who are interested in kdelibs development who are not
> the e.V. members.
yes, i knew that you would say this. thanks for stating the obvious.

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