KDE Generation 5
A radical proposal for re-structuring the KDE software projects in our version 5 release cycle. This is only a proposal from a KDE community member to prompt a discussion, and should not be taken as real. In particular, app and community status may not fairly or accurately reflect the real status!
A new file in every KDE repository storing the key metadata about the repo, from which the projects.xml can be automatically generated.
group=[frameworks|workspaces|applications] categories=[games|education|multimedia|graphics|...] maturity=[experimental|incubator|released|essential|deprecated|unmaintained] release-cycle=[official|independent|unreleased] stable-release= stable-release-branch= stable-release-date= unstable-release= unstable-release-branch= unstable-release-date= dev-branch= maintainers=<git id> website= mailing-list= bugzilla-product= bugzilla-component= reviewboard-group=
Experimental - What was Playground: experiments, new apps, WIP, etc. Has a fixed life-span, if no active work afetr 12 months then admins will move to unmaintained and contact the creator to discuss possible deletion.
Incubator - Similar to Review, but wider in scope. Covers those apps moving from Experimental to Released, but also covers mature apps coming from outside the KDE infrastructure that need to be reviewed for meeting KDE standards before going to Released
Released / Stable / Maintained - Apps judged to be mature enough to move from Experimental or from outside, must have had a stable release, and that are being actively maintained in a releasable and usable state by a named individual or a community group.
Essential - Released apps that are deemed to be essential for everyday use and are guaranteed by the KDE community as a whole to be maintained to a high quality.
Deprecated - Apps that are Released but may no longer be needing active maintenance or development due to decreased relevance, but that are still needing to be kept available for some part of the user base (e.g. KPPP). Best efforts will be made to keep compiling, but not guaranteed that will remain functional. May be stepping stone on way to Unmaintained.
Unmaintained - Apps that are no longer maintained or functional, and may no longer even compile.
Official - Included in the official KDE Applications Release. Only Released maturity apps that are actively maintained and whose maintainers have guaranteed to abide by the release schedule and other KDE release standards may be included. The decision to include the app is made by concensus of the relevant community, or the wider KDE community, but is at the discretion of the KDE Release Team should they determine that the required KDE standards are not met.
Independent - A KDE Application that is not part of the official release. Note that apps in Experimental or Incubator may make alpha and beta releases and so may have this status, as may Unmaintained apps.
Unreleased - Apps that have never released.
kdegames - Applications, Released, Official kdeedu - Applications, Released, Official
kdegraphics - leave as is, or split a little? Move mature libraries to Frameworks Move gwenview, okular, ksnapshot to Essentials Move rest to Extragear
gwenview - Essentials kamera - kcolorchooser - Applications, Released, Official kruler - Applications, Released, Official kgamma - Applications, Released, Official kolourpaint - Essentials? or Extragear? ksaneplugin - Essentials? or Extragear? ksnapshot - Essentials? or Extragear? kdegraphics-mobipocket - Applications, Released, Official okular - Essentials kdegraphics-strigi-analyzer - Extragear strigi? svgpart - Applications, Released, Official kdegraphics-thumbnailers - Extragear thumbs? libkdcraw - Frameworks? libkexiv2 - Frameworks? libkipi - Frameworks? libksane - Frameworks?
kdemultimedia - move all, close module
mplayerthumbs - Extragear thumbs group audiocd-kio - Extragear kio group libkcddb - Frameworks kscd - Unmaintained kmix - Essentials ffmpegthumbs - Extragear thumbs juk - Applications, Released or Essentials?, Official dragon - Applications, Deprecated, Independent libkcompactdisc - Extragear Libs or Frameworks?
kdenetwork - move all, close module
kdenetwork-strigi-analyzers - Extragear Strigi group kdnssd - Applications, Released, Official kget - ??? kppp - Deprecated krdc - Applications, Released?, Official kdenetwork-filesharing - Applications, Released, Official krfb - Applications, Released?, Official kopete - Deprecated
kdeutils - move all, close module
ark - Essentials filelight - Applications, Released, Official kcalc - Essentials kcharselect - Applications, Released, Official kdiskfree - Applications, Released, Official kfloppy - Deprecated or Unmaintained? kgpg - Applications, Released, Official kremotecontrol - Applications, Released, Official ktimer - Applications, Released, Official kwallet - Essentials? print-manager - Essentials? superkaramba - Deprecated? Unmaintained? sweeper - Applications, Released, Official
kdesdk - move most, keep SDK for essential dev utils, release with Frameworks cycle?
kde-dev-utils - SDK, merge? kde-dev-scripts - SDK, merge? kdesdk-thumbnailers - Extragear thumbs? kdesdk-strigi-analyzers - Extragear Strigi? kdesdk-kioslaves - Extragear kioslaves? dolphin-plugins - Extragear dolphin plugins? umbrello - Applications, Released, Official poxml - Applications, Released, Official okteta - Applications, Released, Official lokalize - Applications, Released, Official kompare - Applications, Released, Official kcachegrind - Applications, Released, Official kapptemplate - SDK, merge? cervisia - Deprecated? libkomparediff2 - Applications, Released, Official
Almost empty, no apparent maintainer or activity? Close module entirely. Do we keep in official release or move to independent release? Or deprecate entirely?
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