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Re: [opensuse-factory] HAL and related
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On 06/01/2011 08:31 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2011-06-01 04:25, Roger Luedecke wrote:
KDE3 Is unsupported by openSUSE, so I would expect that to be a no.

That is not true.

It is not supported by openSUSE staff, ie, SUSE/Novell, but it is supported
by the community. Same as other community projects created and supports
evergreen or tumbleweed.

An important distinction for both of those projects is that while
they're active and hosted on d.o.o, they're not actually part of the
official distribution. Community members who maintain evergreen do so
because they want to. Greg KH (and others) maintain Tumbleweed because
they think it's a decent idea to experiment with. Neither of these
projects are an official release.

I don't see where this argument is going with KDE3. openSUSE and the
Open Build Service make it incredibly easy to create external
repositories. If there are users interested in KDE3, by all means, keep
the repository up-to-date and use it.

However, the fact remains that:
1) KDE3 is unsupported by the upstream project
2) KDE3 is doesn't have anyone committed fully to keeping it maintained
in openSUSE
3) Its proponents aren't claiming that it should be a popular option --
just that they want it available.

These issues make a pretty clear case for why it shouldn't be part of an
official release. Without committed people supporting it, any issues
that arise make the entire release look bad.

If the issue is to make it easy to install, then perhaps one solution
might be to add the ability (if it doesn't already exist) to add
external repositories and patterns early in the installation process.

- -Jeff

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Jeff Mahoney
SuSE Labs
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