Including KDevelop in KDE Gear (for 21.12)

Jonathan Riddell jr at
Sat Oct 30 12:39:49 BST 2021

On Sat, 30 Oct 2021 at 09:36, Sven Brauch <mail at> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

Good answers :)

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