kdeinit (was: Summary from Buildsystem BoF at Desktop Summit)

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at kde.org
Sat Aug 20 10:14:20 BST 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 08:00:19PM +0100, John Layt wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 Aug 2011 15:55:57 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 03:40:22PM +0200, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > > So you are going to let a guy that has stated publicly that hates KDE
> > 
> > where has he done that? and i mean literally, not according to your
> > interpretation.
> I've certainly seen him state that he doesn't care about KDE, that we are 
> irrelevent to anything he does, and he sees no reason to collaborate on 
> anything with us.
and he's right. show me one case where the outcome of his low-level work
did not meet kde requirements.

> It's similar to his attitude towards *BSD.
he's right with that, too. if the bsd's (or solaris, for that matter)
want to stay relevant on the desktop, they need to catch up with linux.
or put differently, they make up about about 0.1% of our user base,
which easily could be several times bigger if we were able to provide
something well-integrated (mac os x anyone?). do you think they are
worth sacrificing?

> Walking away from the platform [...]
as it happens, i agree with all what you write.
but that's very different from sticking to the kde platform.
as you basically write yourself, the way to stay relevant is not by
creating/maintaining redundancy, but by getting actively involved with
the respective gnome(-driven) projects.

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