New module proposal

Anne-Marie Mahfouf annemarie.mahfouf at
Tue Nov 3 16:48:50 CET 2009


Thanks for your feedback Aaron.

I agree with you on having KDE-Edu being a project on its own. I cannot start 
this now because I don't have enough time to coordinate it (I am frequently 
away to see my parents and without internet) and make it roll on and there 
does not seem to be anyone ready for this right now either.
Polling KDE-Edu people they are in favour of keeping only kdeedu considering 
the work involved in a new module.
So we'll keep kdeedu and we'll see for 4.5 or 5.0 how this can evolve :)


On Monday 02 November 2009 20:23:09 Aaron J. 
Seigo wrote:
> On November 2, 2009, Anne-Marie Mahfouf wrote:
> > Cantor is a frontend to 3 advanced algebra and maths programs that can
> > only be used with a special knowledge and a somewhat deep learning curve.
> > Same for Rocs. I like the idea of a scientific target module, I think it
> > fits some Free Software users.
> agreed ...
> (btw, with some additional work on Cantor, i may have a user for it in the
> house here. she currently uses but doesn't like
> that it's non-free ..)
> > It's just an idea we had because I don't think Rocs fits in kdeedu.
> >  Educational software can be a lot of things and while we won't
> > categorize everything, we cannot add everything edu-related either.
> true; and what you suggested (breaking them out into categories) can
>  certainly help with that. sounds like KDE Edu is becoming a victim of its
>  own success in that way; congratulations ;)
> if things continue to grow, there are two other options that spring to my
> mind:
> * Extra Gear
> * turning KDE Edu into slightly more of an independent project like KOffice
> is, freeing it up from needing to stay "small" or "on target" enough to fit
>  in with the central KDE Software Distribution; it could still time its
>  releases with the main KDE ones (and even piggy back the release processes
>  to some extent?) but take a more independent stance as a project with a
>  very specific audience (compared to the generic target audience of the KDE
>  Software Distribution).
> just some semi-random thoughts on the matter. in any case, thanks for
> explaining further what the goal for this new module is. i hope it improves
> things for the KDE Edu team :)
> >  Or in the end it
> >  does not really matter as distros cut the modules anyway?
> i don't think relying on distributions to make all of our decisions for us
>  is a great way to go. if we can't figure out how things relate with each
>  other, will they be able to (and do so with good results)?

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