Add some apps to the 4.7 release?

Thomas Zander zander at
Sun May 15 23:00:36 CEST 2011

Good evening Sebas and the rest of the release team.

On Sunday 15 May 2011 21.22.00 you wrote:
> > It needs saying that there are a lot of names behind this code and you
> > will find hundreds of names in the commit lists of the repo in the
> > last decode, a significant number of whom now work in leading Qt based
> > companies. The time has come for the the apps to come home and be
> > released together with the KDE SC.
> You really don't have to educate us about KOffice's history, especially
> if you  leave out interesting bits such as the recent fork in the
> community. That just makes me feel more uneasy about this request.

Oh, so sorry Sebas, I had no intention of leaving anything important out.
The calligra guys have indicated they continue to release their software 
under the new name and as releases separate from KDE, I had no intention of 
hiding such information, I just reasoned it would not be relevant to this 
request. Again apologies for not being upfront about it.

> If you'd like to work towards making KOffice part of KDE SC, the
> following  would help:
> - Resolve conflicts with the Calligra team (Wasn't there an arbitration 
>   process?)

The arbitration is about the name "KOffice" and its usage, I think thats been 
communicated to the ev membership at least, in case you want to review my 

In my request to the release team to release KWord, Showcase and KCells 
there is nothing that interferes with that. If you disagree, I'd like to 
As an aside; I'll personally continue to be vigilant in my usage of 
communication and actions to avoid any breakage of trust from you and the 
wider KDE community, as you can and should expect of me. It is my hope that 
I didn't break any trust by this request as its an honest try to get this 
cool software to users. Nothing more.

> - Create a couple of stable releases, 

I was hoping that the last 13 years of KOffice releases would help with that 
request :)

> - Show that there's a team maintaining them behind it

We have over 1100 commits since the 'fork', without counting the various 
plugins. Bugs getting reported on are all fixed in 'master' and 
I'd like to get that work out to users.

> Once that has happened, we can revisit this request.

I hope this helps a little with your worries, if you have any questions or 
concerns I will do my best to address them.
Thomas Zander

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