Proposal to improving KDE Software Repository Organization

David Faure faure at
Tue Aug 19 06:55:42 UTC 2014

Nice work.

Just one thing:

On Monday 18 August 2014 21:54:40 Michael Pyne wrote:
>   So "kf5-qt5" might mean "KF5/Devel, Plasma5/Devel, etc." while
>   "kf5-qt5-stable" might mean "KF5/Devel, Plasma5/Stable, etc.".

This looks like an attempt to keep the current branch-group naming for 
compatibility and ease of transition. But I fear it makes things harder to 
understand in the longer term.
Would who guess that kf5-qt5 means plasma devel, since the name says nothing 
about plasma?

I think the concept works, but the actual naming of the divisions should be 
improved, even if it means we need to update our kdesrc-buildrc files (or some 
compat code maps from old names to new names).

Plasma5Devel-KF5 and Plasma5Stable-KF5 would already be better names for the 
divisions .... but then what happens with apps on top? :)
I guess the divisions will include apps in the same state as plasma?
So this is really AppsAndPlasmaDevel-KF5 and AppsAndPlasmaStable-KF5,
both quite unreadable :)
(Just Devel-KF5 and Stable-KF5 would make one thing the adjective applies to 
KF5, so no go)

Sorry for starting a naming bikeshed, but I fear that the divison concept 
won't work out well if we can't find proper names for the "divisions", because 
then people will keep getting confused about what's in them.

David Faure, faure at,
Working on KDE Frameworks 5

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