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Re: Adding application to KDE and getting image of current




Am 2018-02-03 20:36, schrieb Nate Graham:
I know, my answer sucks. I really do hate to have to bring it up. And
I don't mean to throw cold water on your project or your enthusiasm!
KSnip looks cool.

The thing is, single-developer projects tend to have a predictable
lifecycle: lots of energy and progress in the beginning, then around
year two or three, the developer loses interest or gets too busy, and
then the app stagnates for a few years and finally dies of bit-rot. It
isn't *always* the case, but I've seen it too many times to ignore the
pattern.

Spectacle itself narrowly avoided this fate when community members
took an interest and stepped up when its lead developer left at the
beginning of 2017. It is now fairly healthy, under somewhat active
development, and no longer so fragile.

Fun fact: I had this exact discussion with the spectacle lead developer when he wanted to make it replace KSnapshot. And that's one of the situations where it really sucks to have been (partially) right.

Cheers
Martin