[kde-edu]: URGENT: Rocs inclusion and kdeedu module future

Patrick Spendrin ps_ml at gmx.de
Tue Nov 3 13:37:49 CET 2009

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Anne-Marie Mahfouf schrieb:
> Hi,
> We have a new program ready for KDE 4.4 in playground/edu, Rocs, a Graph 
> Theory program. 
> Considering it is more specialized than other Edu applications, I asked the 
> release-team about the opportunity of creating a new module: kdescience
> with Rocs and Cantor (and maybe Kyle). This is accepted as a possibility but 
> there are other options.
> However soft feature freeze is tomorrow which implies that the decision should 
> be taken today in order to be added to the feature plan.
> An option would be for KDE-Edu to be in the near future a project like KOffice, 
> slightly detached from KDE main but we could still release at the same dates. 
> This would make us stronger as a branding identity provided we have the 
> resources to make it happen: logo, better website, ... At the moment I am too 
> busy with personal life to take care of it (I am frequently away to see my 
> parents, without internet and without time for KDE, I am sorry I cannot be 
> more present to organize a meeting and boost us). However other people can 
> step in to coordinate this (noneed tobe a developer!)
> So basically for the 4.4 release, we have several options:
> - include Rocs in kdeedu module and wait for 4.5 to make changes
I'd go for this way;
> - create a kdescience module with Rocs and Cantor for 4.4 and see what we want 
> to do for 4.5
My problem with a new kdescience module is that work doubles, and the
apps would be torn apart just for marketing reasons (do we really need
increased marketing and not something else?).
> - make KDE-Edu a specific project which would need some special promotion and 
> teamwork.
Hm. Hm. Hm.
> What do you think?
> Anne-Marie
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