why kdelibs?

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 09:24:09 GMT 2010

On 10/30/10, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> A Dissabte, 30 d'octubre de 2010, Cornelius Schumacher va escriure:
>> On Saturday 30 October 2010 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>> > I know we keep coming to the same place, but no, it would not be a
>> > wonderful answer, it would be a disaster like it was for KPrinter.
>> I admire your optimism ;-)
>> Seriously, we know what went wrong in the past. I suppose we are able to
>> learn from the past.
> I learnt I can not trust them when they say "we will maintain this for you
> because it rocks and we like it" (printing/phonon)

yes. that was a mistake.
the only way it can work, is to put the same maintainer there is now
in charge, (with the peoper ecosystem thatg ensure that everithing
doesn't depend from somebody changing hobby)
that by the way is one of the reasons this is probably not going to happen...

>> Of course it would be a challenge for us as well as Nokia. But there is
>> lot
> to gain.
> Seriously, i see no gain and lots of pain. Because the "gain" in your words
> is
> "they will maintain our stuff because we have no manpower and they do", but
> we
> have learnt that is not true, so where is the gain?

gain is, be taken seriously by somebody that wants to write a Qt application.
right now, depending from kdelibs is seen like an unforgivable defect.
i don't know if this would solve it.
but something has to be done

Marco Martin

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