Add some apps to the 4.7 release?

Thomas Zander zander at
Sun May 15 22:33:29 CEST 2011

Good evening to you all.

On Sunday 15 May 2011 21.45.02 Tom Albers wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Hi Thomas,
> > 
> > On Saturday, May 14, 2011 21:28:40 Thomas Zander wrote:
> > > I've been stabilizing and making ready for release some apps (in
> > > git) and I
> > > would like to get them released in the 4.7 release compilation.
> > 
> > For 4.7, the hard feature freeze has already passed, it's too late to
> > add apps
> > at this point. You've also completely ignored existing review
> > processes, as
> > laid out on techbase. From a pure process POV, that's a bunch of
> > show-
> > stoppers.
> I think it is important to know which scenario Thomas wants:
> 1.
> Make KOffice part of the main modules. That's indeed past the freeze
> date, lacks review and lacks maintainers for all apps, so that's a
> no-go.
> 2.
> Keep KOffice as it is and release together with the other parts of the
> SC. That's fine for me. KOffice is part of the KDE infrastructure and
> therefore allowed to join the SC release. More below, as I assumed
> Thomas applied for this scenario.

Apologies for not being more clear about this; I see that my mail could be 
read in different ways.

Tom is right, my intention was his point 2. I hope thats possible.

The confusion about this is my fault as I didn't explain the scope of my 
request very well. Sorry about that.

The request is only for those 3 apps and their plugins. This is a far far 
cry from what was released before as "KOffice". Its just 3 apps where most of 
their code is shared in one lib, all of this is well maintained.
I hope that makes clear the request is much smaller than you might think 
when you read this as a next koffice release. Its not a next koffice release, 
there is no political background other than getting the much more stable 
versions of this software to users.

> > I don't have a problem with you releasing KOffice separately, but at
> > the same
> > time as the SC releases, but I don't think we should make it part of
> > the KDE
> > SC.
> We have released extragear application at the same time as the main
> modules. We even released completely unmaintained applications at the
> same time as the main modules. I don't see any reason why we would deny
> this to the KOffice team.
> Just as Amarok is welcome to release at the same day as the SC, KOffice
> is too. And they both can have their lines in the announcement. Just
> because I don't like Amarok, does not entitle me to block it. If we
> don't want KOffice in the SC, it's time to say that it should leave the
> KDE infrastructure.
> Again, I'm not talking about scenario 1. Which I would oppose as well.
> Best,

Thank you Tom.

Thomas Zander

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