What means having an application in "KDE Applications"

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Jun 17 10:09:51 BST 2019

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:42 AM Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano at tiscali.it> wrote:
> Jonathan Riddell ha scritto:
> > On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 12:09:27AM +0200, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> >> Can we please discuss what being in KDE Applications is first?
> >>
> >> You're telling apps they can join KDE Applications if they want, so to you it's just "release as a service".
> >>
> >> I disagree, to me it's a "we as a community vouch to try to maintain this to the best of our ability/time".
> >>
> >> So [to me] adding more things to KDE Applications needs at least a vague consensus that it's worth making that kind of promise.
> >
> > I think KDE should offer services to apps which want to be part of the
> > apps bundled release along with making the tars such as recommending
> > version number, promo, maybe helping out with packaging for Snaps and
> > Flatpaks and Appimage if there's teams happy to do that.
> I think that you are conflating the "help with the release" with the need for
> applications to be part of the bundle.
> My dream is an automated server-side tarball generation, in a way that
> developers can simply ask to release from a specific tag and don't care about
> uploading the file to the right place on the incoming ftp/ssh server. But that
> service could exist independently from the bundle.

That would be reasonably straight forward to implement in a Jenkins Pipeline.
Only part you wouldn't be able to do is GPG signing using the developers key.

> --
> Luigi


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