Monday, June 28, 2021

Everything we release in KDE Gear is maintained

During Akademy some members of the community said stuff like "app/library XXX and YYY are not maintained even if we ship them in KDE Gear".

Which is not true, everything released in KDE Gear is maintained, there may not be an explicit maintainer, but there is shared community maintenance.

When confronting a particular person about it, they said "but look, there has not been any new commit that isn't either translation improvements or adapting to code deprecations/etc.", to which i said, "yes, that is exactly what maintenance means".

Road maintenance doesn't mean adding more lanes to the road every month, just means making sure the road does not break and fixing it a bit when/if it happens.

The same applies to software maintenance, the fact that there are no new features does not mean the software is not maintained.

Now, it is true that with community maintenance it's possible that the greater we has missed that something has stopped working, in that case, please raise it up, and we'll evaluate whether it's fixable or if indeed we want to declare that particular bit of software as unmaintained and stop shipping it in KDE Gear.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

KDE Gear 21.08 releases schedule finalized

It is available at the usual place

Dependency freeze is in four weeks (July 8) and Feature Freeze a week after that, make sure you start finishing your stuff!