[Kst] Bugzilla Versions

Barth Netterfield barth.netterfield at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 22:06:35 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM,  <nicolas.brisset at free.fr> wrote:
> 1) Linux packages: nobody has suggested it but maybe we should use the OpenSUSE build service. It seems a lot of people have started using it and it provides support for all the major distros, not only openSUSE. It is somewhat strange that we'd distribute only Windows packages of a program that started as Linux-only!

Steve Benton has been building ubuntu packages (he has it reduced to a
single script), and I think that Matt Truch will build Fedora.  We
could look into the openSUSE build service though.  What is involved
with making it work.

> 2) we definitely need *more press work*. I think this is extremely important in the long run. I've said it a number of times before, but I think kst has far too little mindshare. It is a very good program, powerful and usable, with a great community. But almost nobody knows it! I think the 2.0.0 release is an opportunity to spread the word, we should not miss on it. I suggest discussing the options here, from making the website sexier to possibly changing the name over pretty screencasts and anything that can help!

Up to now, I have been hesitant to advertise the kst2, but it is
finally to the point where I'm reasonably confident.

An informative and complete website is a must.  A flashy one?  OK.
The biggest issue is advertising.  Clearly kde-apps is good.  We could
try to get a note on the dot.  Any other ideas?

We also need a good and current tutorial so people know what can be
done.  Its not obvious at first glance.

> 3) as a direct consequence of 2), we need a roadmap clarifying our relationship to KDE (I also believe kst should stay a(n optionally) KDE application, but let's not go into this discussion now). We need to announce in which direction we'll be going, maybe talk to other similar projects (scidavis for example), etc... In the end users and developers should have a clear vision of where kst is headed.

I think we have decided to become a KDE app under linux.  What we do
under Windows and Mac is not as clear to me.  Peter is the expert.

In order to keep our discussion in one place I'm going to open
bugzilla issues for discussing marketing and kde4 integration.

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