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

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at kde.org
Tue Nov 3 15:26:43 CET 2009

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From: Jeremy Whiting <jeremypwhiting at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: [kde-edu]: URGENT: Rocs inclusion and kdeedu module future
To: kde-edu at kde.org

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 4:21 AM, Anne-Marie Mahfouf <
annemarie.mahfouf at free.fr> wrote:

> 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
> - create a kdescience module with Rocs and Cantor for 4.4 and see what we
> want
> to do for 4.5
> - make KDE-Edu a specific project which would need some special promotion
> and
> teamwork.
> What do you think?
> Anne-Marie

I vote for option 1, I don't think we have the time or resources to make
such a drastic change as option 3 right now.

my 2c,


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