I like this idea because it might help to modularize KDE. People wouldn't necessarily have to run Plasma, Nepomuk/virtuoso/, kwin if they didn't want to. Right now it's a serious disadvantage that if you want the benefits of KDE features, you almost have to run all or most of KDE - or at minimum have it installed.
This happens when people don't get the year old memo about KDE’s rebranding.
Some people treat the rebranding as needless nitpicking but if the correct names were used your confused knowledge wouldn't have happened in the first place.
So to make things clear for you:
1.) KDE is an organization, not software.
2.) KDE releases three pillars of software every 6 months: Platform, Workspaces, and Applications.
3.) Applications and Workspaces are completely separate. KDE Applications only require Platform, not the Workspaces. And likewise Workspaces don't require any KDE Applications.
4.) KDE Platform contains the foundation for all KDE software, including the Plasma base library that's ~3MB in size. The whole KDE Platform (without Qt) is only ~35MB in size.
5.) The KDE Workspaces contain Plasma Desktop, KWin, power management, etc.
6.) Since KWin and Plasma Desktop are in a package on which no KDE Application depends, your comment is simply wrong.
Originally Posted by mystique_fusion
Any news on that front? Is there any conclusion on what kind of strategy KDE will follow?
Too lazy to read the linked mailing list threads yourself?