Asking for a new project
bourumir.wyngs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 19:26:14 BST 2022
Sorry, I was not expecting that my message will go to the big mailing list,
initially assumed this will be directed to some person responsible for
handling the new project proposals. The request to send the message to this
address can be found at https://community.kde.org/Incubator.
Speaking about the "big button", I am a Krita contributor and already have
the fork with multiple branches containing my merge requests under review
and others. I wanted to keep this existing fork separate from the much more
independent project, there is nothing pretty in branches from the two
projects in one repository. Because of that I have registered the proposed
project separately but you are right, one of the ways to proceed would be
to take a master branch of my fork as a master of the independent project.
I would be surprised if Krita developer team would be willing to help me
reach the users but who knows? It is obviously possible to post to they
mailing list as well. The C++20 code, they are unlikely to merge any time
On Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 2:45 AM Aleix Pol <aleixpol at kde.org> wrote:
> There's a big "Fork" button on top here:
> That said, please coordinate with krita devs to make sure your work is
> ever going to reach users.
> On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 9:10 AM Bourumir Wyngs <bourumir.wyngs at gmail.com>
> > Hello, KDE team,
> > I would like to create the independent fork of Krita that would allow to
> use all modern features of C++, up till that is supported by the latest GCC
> release, 12.1 at the time of writing.
> > The current Krita development rules are capped by C++11 that is now the
> ten years old standard. Even that is limited by the lengthy list of
> restrictions. The rules also require using deprecated features of the Qt
> framework like Q_FOREACH. I understand the care of the community not to
> spoil anything and to preserve the beauty of the existing code. This means,
> radical changes should be done in a form.
> > I tried to setup the project on KDE myself (
> https://invent.kde.org/bourumir/kreed) but for some reason was not able
> to push Krita code (about 1 Gb) into repository - hangs at the end of the
> push. It may have something to do with quotas or things the like. It may be
> that I need more assistance from your side to setup the project. I decided
> to contact you first before starting the work on GitHub or independent
> server instead.
> > I, the project initiator, am currently 54 year old. I am robotic
> engineer with very long programming experience, including significant
> industrial experience with C++. In the past I made notable contribution to
> GNU Classpath project, providing them a fully functional and interoperable
> implementation of CORBA. It is obviously sad there are no other
> contributors so far but I expect some people to come. I also made several
> contributions for Krita so have some understanding about code base and
> architecture of this project. My real name is Audrius Meskauskas.
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