Remove bundle wrapper, give public to all products, call it "Greater KDE Software Release Day" (was: Re: KDE Applications rename to KDE Apps Bundle)

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at
Sun May 12 19:54:50 BST 2019

Hi Jonathan,

Am Samstag, 11. Mai 2019, 19:54:20 CEST schrieb Jonathan Riddell:
> The purpose of the bundle is that it takes the release process out of the
> hands of projects which don't want to do that bit of faff.  It's a nice
> service to those projects.  It's very successful at that and I don't see
> any purpose in discussing changing what can be included or what should be
> included.

na, you got me wrong here. That proposal about removing the bundle wrapper is 
not about changing the process and shifting work. It is solely about changing 
the communication to the public/users about what is released those days. 
Instead of saying "we release A (which contains X, Y, Z)" one would say "we 
release X, Y, Z.".
And for the internal work there would be some dedicated name to refer to this 
release work group ("Fourmonthsgroup" or better).

> Nobody has an interest in separating it up.  My only objective
> is to give it a slightly more descriptive name which is catchy for the
> public.

What do you mean by "catchy"? For whom should it be catchy and compared to 
what? IMHO a catchy name for something which only exists in the release news, 
but no-where else (at least in user experience, when using apps they do not 
know what belongs to this bundle) only makes things worse, as every time one 
says "Bundle name" one does not say the actual names of the actual software 
modules, while its those which endusers only see.
And as long as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie KDE Sofware Modules" still means a 
random collection software, where no-one really knows what is inside besides 
some fanboys, this does not improve things when trying to inform users that a 
new version of their favourite application is out. And at the same time 
trying to tell others that all those different applications exist and what 
their normal names are.

"Kontact", "Dolphin", "Gwenview", "Konsole", "Rocs", "Cantor", "Kate", 
"Okular", "Kdenlive" should be the catchy names. no? 


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