Re: [kde-linux] Revive Quanta+?
- Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 22:21:18 +0100
- From: Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] Revive Quanta+?
On Wednesday, 2011-12-28, john Culleton wrote: > On Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:31:38 +0100 Kevin Krammer > > <kevin.krammer@xxxxxx> wrote: > > On Monday, 2011-12-26, john Culleton wrote: > >> > One of the overrated virtues of Open Software developement > >> > is > > > > > > integration with an overall project like KDE. If Quanta were > > > independent of KDE we wouldn't be having this discussion. > > > > You mean because the project mailinglist would have also been > > gone and thus leaving users without a channel to gauge whether > > others area also still in need? > > There is still an active Quanta+ list, filled with posts about > when will it be upgraded to work with Qt4? No idea. I was mainly finding it quite insightful that one of the advantages of larger and diverse projects is that infrastructure such as mailinglist, code respositories, etc. keep being accessible even if a certain product is currently without any active developers. In this specific case this very mailinglist being available for users of all applications developed by people associated with KDE. > OTOH the lists for > Scribus, Inkscape, TeX etc. are filled with posts from people > actually using the app. Right, just like this list and the more generic "kde" list being filled with posts from people using KDE software. Quite natural IMHO. > > > One of the virtues of the Open Software approach is freedom > > > of choice. When the KDE folks messed up KMail I switched to > > > Claws Mail. When the KDE interface became clumsy and slow I > > > switched to XFCE. I replaced the weak apps in KOffice with > > > better ones from Libre. But for the task of web page > > > production two projects have fallen apart, Quanta+ and now > > > Amaya. Bluefish is the last app standing. It is decent and > > > well maintained but lacks some of the features of Quanta+. > > > > In this case I'd say the way with most likelyhood of success is > > to make a precise as possible description of the missing > > features and ask the active project's community to implement > > them. > > > > Cheers, Kevin > > I will take that suggestion. But does nobody in the KDE > development world worry about the issues that I and others have > raised? I am not sure what you mean with "worry about" but I'd say yes. As I wrote in another mail to this thread there had been a Quanta+ related Google Summer Of Code project, last year IIRC. For something like this to happen it needs at least one student making a respective proposal and enough support by KDE's GSOC mentors to make it into the final selection (usually something like 40 out of 250 proposals). Cheers, Kevin -- Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer KDE user support, developer mentoring
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