Mailing list for KDE Applications developers?

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Mon Sep 4 10:24:06 UTC 2017

On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM, David Faure <faure at> wrote:
> On lundi 4 septembre 2017 02:42:20 CEST Christoph Feck wrote:
>> Hi,
>> release-tools/PACKAGING_HOWTO suggests to inform developers of important
>> dates for freezes via the "kde-cvs-announce" list.
>> These days, only a part of the developers that are subscribed to this
>> list are interested in KDE Applications coordination.
> True, I suppose.
>> Do we have (or need) a separate list to reach all (but only)
>> developers/maintainers of repositories that are part of the KDE
>> Applications releases? "kde-applications-devel" similar to
>> "plasma-devel" and "kde-frameworks-devel".
> Can branching/tagging still be posted to more of an "announce" list,
> maybe something like kde-devel-announce ? As an occasional contributor to
> kdepim I want to know when branching happens, without receiving lots of emails
> on kipi-plugins issues or whatever else would be discussed on a
> kde-applications-devel mailing-list (which sounds in fact like kde-devel).
>> I remember a recent developer doing commits to the master branches,
>> because he missed a notification that 17.08 was already branched.
> And yet he must have been on kde-cvs-announce, if he has a developer account,
> no? (iirc that's automatic).

It's still automatic yes.

Sadly, this is a trend i've noticed where people filter their inboxes
aggressively and only pay attention to a limited subset of it.
Everything else either gets read at a much, much later time or is
ignored for eternity.

For this reason for Sysadmin announcements I don't send them to
kde-cvs-announce, but instead bombard all the various project specific
lists - because those go into developers "to read today" pile.

It's not a perfect fix though - the recent CI overhaul was announced
repeatedly several times over the course of a month. None the less, I
still got asked after the transition by some folks where their
project's coverage had gone.

> But maybe the branching hasn't been announced? (I don't remember, sorry if
> this theory is wrong).
> --
> David Faure, faure at,
> Working on KDE Frameworks 5


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