Re: Fwd: Re: Kde 3.5 ...
On Mon May 10 2010 05:04:52 Michael Thaler wrote:
> In 2009 KDE was around 4.7 Million lines of code  and had about 450
> contributors . KDE 3.5 had less lines of code and less developers, but
> the numbers are the same order of magnitude. Even if you find some people
> that are willing to maintain and improve KDE 3.5, how do you want to
> maintain and improve some of million lines of code which were developed by
> hundreds of people? And you have to maintain Qt3 as well. That is just
> totally unrealistic.
It may well take 450 people to turn KDE 3.5 into KDE 4. It takes
far fewer to maintain a pre-existing, excellent, stable code base.
> I don't think it is appropriate to spam the list with your request about
> keeping KDE 3.5 in Debian Squeeze, even though the Debian KDE team decided
> to not do that. There are lots of people who like KDE 4 and are happy that
> the Debian KDE team does a really good job providing KDE 4 for Debian. I
> understand thst you do not like KDE 4. People told you what your options
> are and keeping KDE 3.5 is, for several reasons already stated, not one of
> them. So please do accept that stop spamming the list with your "Rescue KDE
> 3.5" requests.
Please don't interfere with discussions about rescuing KDE 3.5.
We're not trying to stop you from running KDE 4. Please don't
interfere with our work.