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Re: Re: Re: Re: [trinity-devel] twin modifications

From: Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:13:47 +0100
On Monday 13 February 2012 15:01:18 Robert Xu wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 14:53, Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin@...> wrote:
> > Sure, as I mentioned all commits would not pass review, hardly anyone is
> > only close to correct. You are not a window manager developer - that's
> > nothing bad. Hardly anyone is actually developing window managers. It
> > took me more than a year to understand KWin. It is no surprise that you -
> > given the amount of code you have to handle, are not able to properly
> > develop it. Think about that we develop the window manager in a peer
> > reviewed style and hardly any commit just enters the tree. Also we have
> > hundreds of developers testing our code right from the day it enters
> > master, have thousands of beta testers and much much more infrastructure
> > to handle the development of critical code pathes.
> > 
> > That's why it would be important to switch to KWin. It would seriously
> > improve the quality for your users and as it has been stated here more
> > than once, that's what you care about :-)
> 
> Martin, please hear my request:
> 
> Instead of telling us how great KDE's infrastructure and community is
> compared to ours, please give us information that can further our
> development, such as bugs and code snippets. For instance, you have
> not told us how our code can move in the direction that could possibly
> bring us into compat with KWin.
that's quite simple: rm -rf twin, git pull kde-workspace

You cannot get twin even close to KWin due to lack of manpower. I have written 
it before, I say it again: the KWin developer community is larger than the 
Trinity developer community. In 2011 we had more than 800 commits by 49 
individual contributors and fixed ~200 bugs, some of them present since KDE 3.

If you want to get a superb window manager get in touch with us to help tailor 
KWin for your needs. I offered you several times a separate branch were 
Trinity specific patches could go. Making KWin compile standalone is something 
I personally would consider as useful. This is way more efficient and useful 
than trying to develop twin.

Our community is small and I find it very sad to see commits done to an 
outdated fork. Seeing duplicated work by fixing bugs again. Seeing users still 
getting bugs we have fixed years ago. This makes me really, really sad.

Cheers
Martin

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