Rant: So you want help?

Alf Gaida info at g-com.eu
Fri Nov 5 10:02:45 CET 2010

Am Freitag 05 November 2010, 04:17:11 schrieb velociraptor Genjix:
> I posted a few days ago about compiling my KDE app on Windows. Before hand
> searching on Google I saw nothing- nothing about compiling KDE apps for
> Windows, or any talk about anything. I just saw one small KDE page on it's
> own (no links to more info).
> > From: staniek at kde.org
> > Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:56:28 +0100
> > Subject: Re: Rant: So you want help?
> > To: kde-windows at kde.org
> > 
> > On 4 November 2010 14:50, Alf Gaida <info at g-com.eu> wrote:
> > > Am Donnerstag 04 November 2010, 14:39:16 schrieb Christian Ehrlicher:
> > >> I'm not answering your questions - just one note from my side:
> > >> 
> > >> There is nobody who is actively working on KDE/windows because nobody
> > >> has time for it / was frustrated about the direction and gave up...
> > >> 
> > >> I'm just using the emerge buildsystem for my own projects and
> > >> sometimes commit something because kdegames does not compile.
> > >> 
> > >> Christian
> > > 
> > > Just a (maybe) stupid question? Where is the problem - the sources
> > > exist and compile under linux. So i dont understand why compiling the
> > > same source under windows is that great problem. I dont understand the
> > > fact that there is no official list of todos and common problems. If
> > > there are concrete lists of problems to solve, eventually somebody
> > > like me can help. But i have no time to search Informations piece by
> > > piece for hours or days. IMHO the problem is generally the lack of
> > > information about the project.
> > 
> > I'd like to remind that there is bugs.kde.org and as the last resort,
> > community.kde.org wiki.
I know bugs.kde.org, i can read and understand the things i read. But this is 
not the question - i understand the rant as an ask for help in the project. 
There must be reasons for the lack of active and not frustrated members of the 
project. If i ask for some help, i give the needed informations in a list or a 
project plan with issues, goals and known problems. I dont say: Ok, so you are 
willing to help us - search the needed informations by yourself. There is the 
general buglist. If you dont find anything usefull, you have to search the 

If you want concrete help in a concrete project - point it out and say: There 
are the problems, in this point we need help. Any other behavior turns a 
willing helper in a frustrated reader.

I like the idea of KDE for Windows, i like the idea to have kate, ocular, 
contact, kmail and so in Window. I'm willing to work for it - i'm not willing 
to search the needed informations from the scratch.  

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