On Saturday 24 of July 2010, Stephan Kleine wrote:
I'm sorry for not attending yesterdays meeting but after some talk in -kde
I realized you want to replace KDE:KDE4:Playground with something like
Martin has already explained this well, I just want to stress two points.
IMHO that is plain wrong for two reasons:
1. The URL implies some association with :Unstable which is just wrong.
2. It is simply under the wrong namespace.
It is under the right namespace. Playground is unstable, therefore it is
correctly placed under KDE:Unstable. SC is also unstable, therefore it is
placed under KDE:Unstable. If new KDEPIM will get a separate project, it will
The only wrong associations may be because of history, when you remember that
the SC repo used to be called 'UNSTABLE'.
We created "KDE:Extra" for
"community" maintained packages and the stuff in
:Playground is either a SVN snapshot from :Extra or :Distro:Factory. But
it is _only_ community maintained!
IMHO the :Playground stuff should therefore be under a namespace that makes
it explicitly clear that those packages are _only_ community maintained.
And this is another reason why the rename has been done - to get rid of the
obsolete notion of "community maintained". This maybe had a place in the
past, but openSUSE has been moving towards being a full community distro and
there is not supposed to be any "us" vs "them". Novell people are now
part of the openSUSE community, and although for historical and inertia
reasons e.g. KDE:Distro repos are handled mainly by Novell people, that's not
a requirement and it may not be so in a year.
KDE:Extra does not mean "community packages" or "packages done by the
others". It means "additional packages that are not in openSUSE
And BTW, there are packages maintained by me in Extra and Playground too.
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