Add some apps to the 4.7 release?

Sebastian Kügler sebas at
Mon May 16 15:05:11 CEST 2011


On Sunday, May 15, 2011 23:00:36 Thomas Zander wrote:
> 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.

It is relevant, see below and the other email I just sent.

> > 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 statements.

No I don't want to review your statements. It just feels wrong to create facts 
that have *any* influence on this arbitration process. Feels like sidestepping 
that. If the arbitration process is purely about the name, then there's an 
opportunity to solve one more problem right there. In any case, I'd wait to 
see the results of that first.


> > - Create a couple of stable releases,
> I was hoping that the last 13 years of KOffice releases would help with
> that request :)

In your other email, you point out the following:

"The request is only for those 3 apps and their plugins. This is a far far 
cry from what was released before as "KOffice"."

There's an obvious mismatch.

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

I'm afraid it doesn't. I still feel highly uneasy about your request in the 
light of the circumstances.

sebas | | GPG Key ID: 9119 0EF9

More information about the release-team mailing list