Exiv2 project submission to the KDE community
johannes at zarl-zierl.at
Fri Mar 5 00:33:48 GMT 2021
Dear Alex & Robin,
[Re-adding the list-address because there are people who know better than me
there and to me it looks like the list was dropped by accident]
> Thank you for your enthusiastic and kind reply. You're right. With no plan
> we meant that we haven't made up our minds for anything beyond fall 2021
> due to the lack of a sustainable maintainer-ship model. That is something
> which needs to be sorted out but at the moment we don't know how!
Thanks for clarifying.
> We have seen the incubator process which is on the webpage. How would this
There are other people on this list that can probably explain better than me
(and who have first-hand experience with the process), but I'll try to answer
to the best of my knowledge:
> Would the Exiv2 project be required to transfer all the history of
> git, issues, pull request etc. to a new location within the KDE environment
> or could the project stay where it is at the moment?
Short answer: yes, you need to move. @sysadmin: Is the migration tool
available on invent.kde.org?
Longer answer: If your project was not hosted on Github it would theoretically
be possible to remain there, but not very practical.
To look at it from the positive side: only by moving to KDE infrastructure you
can take full advantage of what KDE has to offer you.
I mean knowing that you have financial, organizational, and legal support from
one of the bigger FLOSS communities is cool, but have you ever experienced a
* An international team of phenomenal translators take care of all your
localization needs to the point it almost seems like magic?
* Community members actively triage bugs so that you don't have to deal with
every duplicate bug report yourself?
* The CI not only builds your own software on multiple platforms but several
projects that depend on it - so you get feedback if a change accidentally
breaks downstream projects? (I hope I'm not overselling on this point)
> Could you elaborate a
> bit on the process and what would be required from our end to be done? In
> order to get the resources and plan the transition we would need to do some
> forecasting on the work and plan it accordingly.
That's the part where I kindly refer you to more experienced people on this
list who have sponsored an incubator project before.
> Regarding the applications for grants, that is something very interesting
> but many of us have day-to-day jobs and the question would be if someone
> would leave his job and step into this uncertainty. I don't know if someone
> would do it or not. Mostly likely it would depend on the amount of money
> and security etc.
Understandable. I just wanted to make sure that you are aware of the
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