What to do about Kompare?
tomalbers at kde.nl
Wed Dec 12 21:46:18 CET 2007
Op Wednesday 12 December 2007 01:31 schreef u:
> release-team-request at kde.org wrote:
> >I'm with Matt here, as much as i'd love a kompare on KDE 4.0 we began
> >unmaintained games and not allowing new ones in kdegames quite a time
> >actually when the schedule said so, so if we had applied the the same
> >rule to
> >kdesdk, kompare would have been out of KDE 4.0 already months ago.
> Just to give some context to this, we actually had a deadline for
> removing unmaintained and unported games in July 2007, according to the
> initial schedule. And we stick with it, naively :) After that date,
> nothing as well moved from playground to the module, including games
> that are mostly done, and we ended up removing more apps in the last
> couple of months as their state was not great. The effect was that the
> games module lost some of its momentum, due to our willingness to play
> by the release schedules. Looking back it was maybe a stupid idea, and
> we should have continued working on the playground ones, moved them to
> the module after the deadline, and we would had a tetris and a breakout
> game for 4.0.
> Suggestion: for 4.1, I think we should really try to follow the
> schedules we propose to ourselves. Or break the rules when needed, in a
> global way for all modules. I understand that not adding Kompare for 4.0
> can have an effect on the motivation of the new maintainer, but I can
> also guarantee you that allowing it to go in (a done deal) also has an
> impact on some of the members of the games module that will not have
> their apps in 4.0 because they missed the July cut, and stick by the
Right. I'm pretty sensitive for the arguments in this mail. I'm changing my mind and think we should exclude kompare. It's simply not fair towards other app maintainers.
In the meanwhile i can make tarballs at each release if we move it to extragear for now.
I think we might want to bump pretty quickly to a 4.1 release and that's when we can enable it again (and move some games and kaider and maybe the ssl tree).
> To finish, I also think we really need to get this 4.0 thing out, as we
> are stressing about smaller things almost daily :)
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