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Month: April 2012

Re: Resolving the TWin/KWin Fork Issue

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:33:19 -0400
> Please keep this thread on topic. It's about TWin/KWin and not about TDE or
> KDE in general. I am only discussing this one application and don't care about
> anything else.

This is so important. KDE is a large collection of separate projects 
with many developers. kwin is part of the KDE collection, but that 
doesn't mean they did exactly as most of KDE did, scrap the code. KWin 
is a continuation, an improvement, an developed active codebase.

Martin said to me privately (I paraphrased a bit to make sure it made 

"There is no such thing like "kde", kde is a community of developers 
producing different products. I assume you mean with kde our workspaces 
"KDE Plasma". In fact KWin is part of the KDE Plasma Workspaces but that 
does not mean that we are heavily integrated into it. There are three 
desktop shells we currently support which makes it impossible to heavily 
integrate into one."

I see no reason why we couldn't at least make the effort to having a 
build of kwin that fits our needs in the long run.