Project Timelord -- Initial consideration
txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Fri Oct 23 14:56:29 BST 2009
Harald Sitter wrote:
> Am Freitag, 23. Oktober 2009 03:01:30 schrieb Ralph Janke:
> I agree. But. We don't even know that we want to target small businesses at
Well. You talk about lacking resources. Some of us have the
responsibility to feed a family. Being able to find customers especially
in the realm of small businesses and non-profits can in the middle and
long run create the necessary resources that more work on Kubuntu can be
funded through those means. And we have to start at some point to slowly
get our ducks in row. To see this as a hobby is fine, but then there is
only the time available as for a hobby. If more time needs to be spent
then the necessary circumstances must arise at some point of time.
> From a cost efficiency POV it probably also does not make sense to prevent all
> kinds of regressions at all costs. Some issues are way too small, or easy to
Especially those small issues can hopefully be found very fast with
automatic testing, and hence be fixes very fast.
>> Well, that's why I think we need a foundation, so that others can easily
>> participate in it. And this foundation is not even unique. This foundation
>> can help in the same way the other ubuntu flavours are well as other
>> distros and floss projects. Therefore, a lot of work can be scaled. It
>> just needs the rock to start rolling.
> Time constraints prevent the rock from starting to roll currently :)
> I also must remind that there is only so much shared behaviour across Linux.
> Of course most distros got networking, but how exactly it is implemented and
> how it works can at times be very different. So if we want to head for cross-
> distro or cross-project foundations, then we probably are best suited to
> enable automated QA for Qt and thus KDE.
Well. Kicking the rock down the road will not get anything done. I have
talked with managers at RedHat and Fedora already a year ago about those
issues. There is a good willingness to find ways to work together.
Tomorrow, I will meet those folks again, and I will further delve into
this issue. Even if we start small maybe like a pilot, I think in the
long run if we want to do something about Bug #1, the QA issues must be
very high on the priority list. Especially, with the Canonical/IBM
agreement there is a good time today to jump on the bandwagon and start
to take things more seriously and target the areas were there can also
be commercial success leveraged that in turn can fund other things that
Just a thought,
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