state of gitorious talks

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Mar 10 14:38:43 GMT 2010

Am Montag, 8. März 2010 14:50:38 schrieb Tom Albers:
> Letting the community exist around the application instead of the whole of
> KDE is bad.

I doubt that notion. A community can be held together by many things, e.g. 
common values. A focus on KDE SC, with people running one of the KDE 
Desktops, is unnecessary. I believe KDE (the community) can grow much bigger
as KDE technologies is more and more successful. 

Am Montag, 8. März 2010 15:32:47 schrieb Friedrich W. H. Kossebau:
> "single repository failures" have not been a real problem in the last years

I had a number of lost hours, adding up to days, with SVN being less 
responsive than it should in the last years.

> I hope this won't change with git. 
> And we should not follow the line of whatever technology, but make the
> technology follow our line of how we want to work, no? ;)

KDE might be too divers to decide on one SCM technology. Especially with the 
decision process not allowing most of KDE to participate in practice. (In 
theory everybody can subscribe to all mailinglists and thus participate in 

> > Personally I would go one step further and recognise that the time of a
> >  single SCM for the while KDE SC is over and we must even allow different
> >  (free software) products to be used for the source code repositories.
> You obviously miss the experience of having developed your software inside
> the KDE repository, do you? :)

I do not fully miss that experience. I believe this fixing over everything 
also has significant downsites on the stability side and maturity of the 
software reaching the users.

Of course for several SCMs to work, we would need to come up with ways 
coupling the different installations and systems to work as one large 
application supporting the KDE community.


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