Including KDevelop in KDE Gear (for 21.12)

Sven Brauch mail at
Sat Oct 30 09:35:52 BST 2021


On 10/30/21 7:04 AM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> Am Freitag, 29. Oktober 2021, 21:33:00 CEST schrieb Jonathan Riddell:
>> KDevelop did used to be part of the KDE SC releases and at some point
>> separated.  So one query is why did that release schedule separation happen

I looked in the archives and this seems to last have been the case for 
KDevelop 3.3.x, released in 2006-ish, or maybe a bit later.

This was > 15 years ago, completely different people working on a quite 
different code base (the core C++ language support plugin was basically 
completely rewritten *twice* since then!). So I'm not sure it makes 
sense to be afraid of a potential ping-pong situation between being part 
of KDE SC and not being part of it.

Compared to 4.0 times, the project is now very mature and instead of 
fast-paced feature development by a small core team, KDevelop's progress 
is nowadays more a continuous stream of small fixes contributed by a big 
crowd. So while releases used to be driven by the motivation of a few to 
get new features out when they are done and then quickly follow-up with 
stabilization releases, that is no longer the case.

All the best,

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