[Uml-devel] Move Umbrello to git

Emmanuel Lepage-Vallée elv1313 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 00:13:49 UTC 2012

Trust me, I just ended (professionally) developing/maintaining a KDE apps
outside of KDE for over 3 years (
http://dot.kde.org/2012/08/21/sflphone-kde-client-joins-kde-family ). It is
a nightmare. Getting translation is close to impossible (even if launchpad
offer such a service, KDE is better at it, I use both) and visibility is
totally nonexistent for non GTK apps on launchpad. Even if Umbrello
development is not as fast as it could be, moving away from KDE can only
make things worst. Git is currently the "de facto" SCM and have the most
mindshare. SVN currently limit Umbrello progress because it put peoples
off. Hg or bzr would too, probably less, but would have a negative impact
because almost every KDE devs now use Git.

Then there is also all other services provided by KDE like CI and Krazy2.
They are fine tuned for Qt/KDE apps. Launchpad is tuned for GTK, if

On 1 September 2012 15:47, Kip Warner <kip at thevertigo.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 2012-09-01 at 16:45 -0300, Tomaz Canabrava wrote:
> > I'm not sure about the other developers, as I'm an 'intruder' here in
> > the Umbrello mailing list. But I think that if Umbrello wants to be
> > part of the kdesdk group, then I *think* that the answer is yes, it
> > needs to be there. ( this way anyone that have developer account on
> > KDE can step by and hack a bit if he feel like, not possible if it's
> > hosted somewhere else. )
> >
> > But I'm not the best one to answer this. Anyone here - a Umbrello
> > admin, Riddell maybe, can answer this better.
> >
> > Tomaz
> Hey Tomaz,
> It's true that there is an inconvenience factor for those with existing
> accounts on the kdesdk group, and while we might lose some interest
> there if we migrated to Launchpad as many other projects have, we might
> also experience a net gain as the project is exposed to a more broad and
> non-kde centric software libre community. Just my two cents.
> --
> Kip Warner -- Software Engineer
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