Non-C++ Apps in KDE Main Modules (Was: Guidance in KDE Admin)

Mauricio Piacentini piacentini at
Sun Mar 30 17:50:30 CEST 2008

release-team-request at wrote:
> Btw, all the nay sayers are some 2+ years late. We already had this whole 
> discussion at Akademy in Malaga, it was a very very well attended session and 
> the conclusion was to bring Python/Ruby apps into KDE modules. I think it is 
> useful to have this discussion so as to work through issues and find 
> consensus with those who missed out the first time this was decided, but 
> really ... it's already been decided, unless someone can bring up a really 
> compelling reason to overturn it. That hasn't happened at this point.

So, it was already decided. Why are we wasting time with this? I feel 
stupid discussing something if a decision was already made. Is this 
decision published/available somewhere as a guideline or policy? If it 
is, then why this was not brought out on the recent kcd discussion, or 
to the ongoing discussion on this list? This would be simpler, and we 
could be done with it, without wasting energy.

I thought this discussion spearheaded by Andras was a valid and 
important one and input from the community was needed, but apparently 
this is not what you are saying here. Can you confirm this?

In retrospect, I thought I made a clear and valid suggestion regarding 
experimentation with Python and other languages in plasmoids/games/edu 
to verify what this really brings to our community before requiring it 
in a minimal KDE install, but this was ignored in your email, Aaron. 
Maybe that is because (as you say) the decision was already made, is it?

Mauricio Piacentini

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