[kde-linux] Another KDE 4.x print problem?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Nov 4 00:34:06 UTC 2009

Kevin Krammer posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2009 12:46:06 +0100 as excerpted:

> For example for KDAB, a company providing PIM solutions to its customers
> using KDEPIM, it works like this:
> they have a development branch (one based on KDE3 and one on KDE4)
> called "kdepim enterprise branch", e.g
> http://websvn.kde.org/branches/kdepim/enterprise/
> Their maintenance and feature development happens there. When things in
> there stabilize, they merge those changes back to the respective KDE
> branch, in case of KDE3 that would be KDE 3.5 branch. (for KDE4 this
> usually means merge into "trunk").
> For example the lastest commit to KDE 3.5 is, at the moment of writing,
> 3 days old:
> http://websvn.kde.org/branches/KDE/3.5/kdelibs/kabc/scripts/field.src.cpp?view=log

Thanks.  That's a lot of very useful information all in one place.
I've seen most of it before, but scattered here and there, so seeing
it all in one place was very good. =:^)

And one thing new I had NOT realized, was that KDAB was actually using
kde's hosting -- a lot different from having to track it down on some
other independent website.

That's actually one of the rumors I had read, that they were arranging
to take over development more or less, and would get access to kde's
own servers to host that continued development.  But at the time I read
it, nothing was confirmed.  This is indeed a very good development,
because while they may not be directly kde, what's kde but a bunch of
/volunteers/ (yes, I recognize it's volunteers, either at the individual
level or where a company volunteers to sponsor development of something,
thanks for volunteering, kde folks!!), and with this hosted on kde's
own servers, in effect, it's pretty much just one set of kde devs handing
it off to another, in this case, literal maintainers in the true sense
of the word.

This was/is pretty much exactly what I was hoping for.  Of course, it'd
be nice if we could get some Gentoo dev volunteers to help with it from
there as well, but volunteers are volunteers, and AFAIK all of them
switched to kde4 some time ago, so the Gentoo/kde3 project has been
limping along already.  But the user managed kde3 overlay that they're
moving kde3 to is a bit of an experiment for Gentoo.  It could yet go
very well, and if it does, that's expanding Gentoo much like KDAB is
expanding KDE.

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