KDE — and proud of it!

KDE — and proud of it!

I think Harri somehow made a mistake in his recent blog on K* == Bad. The Calligra community isn’t moving away from KDE at all. We’re also not pre-empting the KDE move to git — we’re using the excellent KDE infrastructure for hosting git projects. Not only that, but KO GmbH, the company founded by some KOffice community members, actually sponsored the conversion of KOffice from subversion to git. And we’re sponsoring the conversion of the KDE kdelibs and kdebase module as well. And Marijn, the Calligra Tables maintainer, he is also maintaining the KDE kdelibs packages for MeeGo.

Sure, parts of Calligra are used in FreOffice, the only free mobile office suite in existence — but still depends on KDE technologies, because Calligra depends on KDE. And that’s not changed at all from the way it was in the KOffice days.

Calligra uses KDE’s project infrastructure, mailing lists, bugzilla, reviewboard, forums — everything. Only the website is on a separate server (the same as Amarok), just like the KOffice website was, and the release cycle is differnet — as it always was. We’re in the KDE community, many of us are KDE e.V. members…

We’re part of KDE. And proud of it!