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KDE sets goals that help the community focus on important things that need to get done in collaboration across many teams.
== All About the Apps ==
 
  
KDE has many fabulous apps, let's take them out to the world!
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'''The current goals are:'''
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* [[Goals/Consistency|Consistency]]: As KDE's software evolved small and large inconsistencies creep in that make our software less pleasant to use. It also means having to maintain different implementations of essentially the same component like a scrollbar. We will identify and remove these inconsistencies in all of KDE's software.
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* [[Goals/All about the Apps|All about the Apps]]: We want to refocus on KDE's applications and make them easier to discover and install for our users.
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* [[Goals/Wayland|Wayland]]: We will finalize the transition to Wayland and embrace the future of desktop. This is a necessary step towards a lot of new features and improvements our users want to see, like better touchscreen support.
  
ToDo Board:
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=== Previous goals ===
https://phabricator.kde.org/project/board/313/
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In the past the KDE community has focused on these goals:
 
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* [[Goals/Usability & Productivity|Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software]]
 
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* [[Goals/Privacy Software|Privacy Software]]
 
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* [[Goals/Streamlined onboarding of new contributors|Streamlined onboarding of new contributors]]
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The KDE community has 3 goals it is currently focusing its effort on.
 
 
 
== Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software ==
 
KDE software is used by busy and productive people with goals in mind and problems to solve. With that in mind, we strive to make KDE software present powerful and advanced features in a polished and easy-to-use manner. We should also use sensible default settings suitable for typical users and common workflows. And finally, we should focus on those common workflows to ensure that they are as usable and streamlined as possible.
 
 
 
More details about the goal: https://phabricator.kde.org/T6831
 
 
 
== Privacy Software ==
 
More details about the goal: https://phabricator.kde.org/T7050
 
 
 
== Streamlined onboarding of new contributors ==
 
To maintain KDE's community and projects healthy and growing into the future we need to ensure that we continuously attract new contributors and get more people involved.
 
The aim of this initiative is to find ways to help new contributors not only to make their first contributions,  but also feel comfortable with the community and its procedures, stay engaged for longer periods, connect with fellow contributors and work their way into becoming dedicated contributors to the projects of their interest.
 
 
 
Several projects are already making steps towards this goal. [https://nicolasfella.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/kde-connect-junior-jobs/ KDEConnect] and [https://mgallienkde.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/news-about-elisa/ Elisa] developers are identifying junior jobs that newcomers can take up as their first contributions. The Plasma Mobile team has gone even further, as it has prepared an [https://www.plasma-mobile.org/findyourway/ interactive guide] on getting involved and a comprehensive [https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Mobile/DevGuide tutorial] on setting up a development environment.
 
 
 
If you are attending Akademy 2018, KDE's annual community event, make sure to watch the related [https://conf.kde.org/en/Akademy2018/public/events/7 talk].
 
 
 
More details about the goal: https://phabricator.kde.org/T7116
 

Revision as of 17:38, 6 October 2019

KDE sets goals that help the community focus on important things that need to get done in collaboration across many teams.

The current goals are:

  • Consistency: As KDE's software evolved small and large inconsistencies creep in that make our software less pleasant to use. It also means having to maintain different implementations of essentially the same component like a scrollbar. We will identify and remove these inconsistencies in all of KDE's software.
  • All about the Apps: We want to refocus on KDE's applications and make them easier to discover and install for our users.
  • Wayland: We will finalize the transition to Wayland and embrace the future of desktop. This is a necessary step towards a lot of new features and improvements our users want to see, like better touchscreen support.

Previous goals

In the past the KDE community has focused on these goals:


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