[kde-edu]: porting to kde4

Jason Harris kstars at 30doradus.org
Sat Jun 4 16:36:08 CEST 2005

Hi Albert,

On Saturday 04 June 2005 07:22, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>  - Once you think 3.5 features are over and want to port to KDE 4 may
> happen 4 things
>     - KDE 4 port made by someone else has all features you added to 3.5, so
> you just need to do some final touchs to bring in shape
Well, that would be great, but I think it's unlikely.

>     - KDE 4 port made by someone else has only some features, you need to
> do the porting work
>     - KDE 4 port never compiled has some insider knowledge was needed
>     - You don't trust other peoples code so as YOU are the kstars team, you
> do the porting and your code is accepted over the other people's code
> because you are the ones that are going to work on it (this is the least
> desirable thing obviously)
No, this isn't about me being belligerent or territorial.  The possibility you 
didn't mention is the one I think is most likely:  the kde4 branch gets 
partially or completely ported to Qt4, but most of the work done in 3.5 
hasn't been ported (because as kde4 diverged, we found cross-committing our 
3.5 features more and more difficult until it wasn't worth our time to 
rewrite everything twice).

> I don't see why you want people to stop doing free work for you...
Yes, this point is well-taken.  I am simply concerned about the difficulty of 
porting from 3.5 after the two branches have diverged.  Maybe this isn't such 
a big deal, though.  I'm not sure.

KStars: KDE Planetarium

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