Re: Possibility to add gwenview, krita, kdict, and enable Java in browsers?
[José L. Redrejo Rodríguez]
> I don't remember if at IRC or via email I suggest that in a kde profile
> it should be kdegames|gnome-games not gnome-games. Gnome-games is there
> as it was before in education-logic-games (even in sarge it's in that
My apologies. Sorry for keeping you responsible for this, that you were not!
> In fact I'm not in favour of adding any kind of games unless
> they have a strong educative part (as gnuchess or similar). I don't like
> kdegames nor gnome-games as they mix logical games with some not very
> right games for schools.
Thank you for making this clear. I think that my inncorrect suggestion brought
up good requirement, focusing on educational needs. If a game don't
introduces pedagogic value, it should be optionall. Then we can put card
games as poker and blackjack distributed, but not installed from the DVD.
Actually that was Petter and mine objection at the Edubuntu gathering in
London summer of 2005. One of the Edubuntu developers said every
edu-application should be gnome-based. We objected saying that every
application should be included for its educational merit, disregarding which
developer environment used to make that application. Richard Weideman has
pointed at the same. He is Education Programme Manager at Canonical:
There are an objection against blending educational programs made with
different libraries thou. When running KDE apps on Gnome they stands out Jono
Bacon says. He is Community Manager for Ubuntu.
I think the Portland initiative from Linux Foundation solves most of
the "standing out" issue. New versions of different developer libraries now
inherent native look and feel from different desktops. If next version of
Skolelinux introduces KDE4 apps and next version of Gnome, decoration and
behavioural issues will be fixed.
I see that Petter has put things in motion:
> The individual games we want from these metapackages
> should be listed specificly in the relevant task.
Skolelinux project manager Norway