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Re: [kde] KDE's rough edges... what are your experiences?




On Friday, 2013-11-01, 17:31:33, Michael wrote:
> Am Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:58:43 +0100
> schrieb Kevin Krammer <krammer@xxxxxxx>:

> > There are already quite some applications that have their own pace,
> > e.g. Amarok and Digikam, so this is mostly an option that might be
> > explored by more applicatons in the future.
> 
> So it *is* possible with qt4 / kde4 already and not a feature (planned
> or already done) in qt5 / kde5.

There is no technical limitation now, if you mean that.

> To convince other application
> developers to do the same, no idea how qt5 might help help there.

Qt5 or KDE Frameworks 5 doesn't change anything, however the reorganization of 
the platform into frameworks constitutes a change in how the libraries will be 
handled (as products of their own) which will likely serve as a trigger for 
other changes.

> As I guess the most obvious reason for slower paced development is just lack
> of manpower. Any pointers there that qt5 does actually help?

I don't think Qt5 changes anything regarding man power. The KDE Framworks 5 
effort might result in an increase of developers spending time on the 
frameworks, i.e. applications developers currently not working with KDE based 
libraries but rolling their own.

> > The relation to the KDE Frameworks 5 initiative is that are
> > consideration to potentially release frameworks separately or in
> > smaller groups on individual schedules. When the release of
> > dependencies is no longer synchronized, it becomes more unlikely that
> > things built upon them are released in a synchronized fashion.
> > 
> > But, as I said in another posting, this is not definit yet.
> 
> Uh... even after reading that paragraph several times, I seem to have
> some issues understanding it. O_o So... come again? Or point me to the
> other mail, maybe that will clear things up.

Separate release schedules are something that is discussed but not decided 
yet, at least not by all application teams.

Cheers,
Kevin

-- 
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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