Rules to be approved as part of KDE Frameworks

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Tue Jun 7 09:42:54 BST 2011

On Tuesday, June 7, 2011 08:11:59 Tom Albers wrote:
> That's not what is happening. It's a workflow for the frameworks, the rest
> of KDE is invited to follow. So you still have to find out for each single
> project how they prefer to use git and branches. (afaics)

we're between a rock and a hard place. 

if we just say "You will all use this workflow starting NOW!" people will 
complain that they have not been involved in the process and are being told 
how to work. fair enough.

if we say "Here's our recommendation and Frameworks and Workspaces will be 
using it, we recommend all other projects in KDE git also move to this 
workflow." then others will note that it still isn't consistent because we 
aren't mandating it. 


the workflow that will be proposed (i need to find Cornelius and get him to 
press the send key on that email! :) should be palatable for projects of all 
sizes. the workflow we will be using for Frameworks is not very complex, but 
it is more complex than needed for smaller projects (e.g. single apps with 1-2 
developers) and so there is a small set (3 iirc) of workflow suggestions 
modeled on the one we will use for Frameworks but with some intermediary steps 
in the workflow taken out.

once this proposal makes its way to k-c-d, i will be helping to get broad 
adoption of it throughout KDE and then we can have the best of both worlds: no 
project being forced to work a certain way without having been involved in the 
discussion, but still have consistency.

it's a longer road, but one that i think is more fair and respectful of 
others. it would indeed be far easier, in terms of effort required, to just 
mandate something. probably wouldn't have great results though. :)

Aaron J. Seigo
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