RFC: Creation of a new KDE SC module [kdeplugins]

Ivan Cukic ivan.cukic at kde.org
Sat Oct 9 09:56:03 BST 2010

> The Git user survey is still running [0]. According to the preliminary results 
> [1], most users favour better support for submodules, but relatively few put 
> subtree clones [2] high into their wishlist. KDE repository replicators might 
> want to use the chance to vote according to their specific requirements.

Well, the general-user survey doesn't necesarrily mean that KDE devs think the same.

IMO, for most KDE modules, there isn't a need for submodule-checkouts - it is not very likely that someone wants to install kdebase-workspace without 
kdebase-runtime or something like that.

But, if we look at extragear, the story is quite different - it is more common to install only one app than a complete module. I think the same would apply to 
addons. And, in gko, extragear is no longer one module - amarok and konversation are 'top level' repos. In that sense, I'd rather have konqueror-addons, 
plasma-addons, kwin-addons as separate repos, although they might be represented in redmine as a subproject of kde-addons or similar.


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