Yet another failed KDE release?

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Sun May 12 13:13:24 BST 2013

On Friday, 2013-05-10, James Tyrer wrote:
> On 05/07/2013 02:40 PM, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > On Tuesday, May 07, 2013 02:54:19 AM James Tyrer wrote:

> > Where do you get the idea that you have "no merit in the KDE project", or
> > that someone fixing bugs would be greeted with anything other than
> > enthusiasm? Well, it's free software and so there's bound to be some
> > static, but apart from that :)
> I was bluntly told so by a developer -- that formal education in
> software development was not considered.  And also told that I needed to
> write an application to obtain merit.

Well, that is easy enough to prove wrong :)
Even among the developers only a few have ever written a new application and 
none of those who contribute through other ways than writing code have.

Obviously whoever made that claim might believe it to be true, e.g. not having 
been part of the community long enough to know about other examples.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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