KDE Applications rename to KDE Apps Bundle

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Tue May 21 20:48:46 BST 2019

On dinsdag 21 mei 2019 21:28:33 CEST Lydia Pintscher wrote:
> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 4:36 AM Nate Graham <nate at kde.org> wrote:
> > I like KDE Galaxy! KDE Apps Bundle is also fine IMO.
> > 
> > I'm also coming around to the idea that we should do away with the named
> > wrapper entirely and just say "It's KDE apps release day" a few times a
> > year, with greater emphasis on the individual apps names and versions.
> I think we're getting close to the core of the issue.
> There were reasons to create the name in the past but times have
> changed and we should probably look at what we actually want to
> achieve with the name and concept now and if that still matches:
> * Where do we want to use the name and concept?
> * What exactly do we want to achieve with it?
> * Who is supposed to use it?
> If we have that straightened our then I think agreeing on a name
> change or even abandoning the concept altogether is easier.

I think that it might be time to separate out what's doing well and going places, and what's moribund. Some parts of this bundle are fine with very little maintenance, some parts might not be fine, and some other parts might be doing what Krita did in 2004-2007 -- drag along a huge amount of ballast seeking how to get to their audience. Let's take kdenlive: enthousiastically developed, increasing development over the past year, great software, best in kind in the Linux space, despite having half a dozen competitors. What kdenlive was needed to be freed from the release chores, because they can bog down a project maintainer. But what it needs now is push and go.

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