What means having an application in "KDE Applications"

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Tue Jun 18 11:21:06 BST 2019

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 11:41:50PM +0200, Luigi Toscano 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.

Automating any app releases more would be great.  But I tried to put much
of it into a CI for Plasma once and got stuck because there are access
needed stages that are hard to CI such as GPG signing tars, updating
version numbers, gpg signing and pushing tags.  Still there should be
some scope for improvements there.


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