Omg, this thread makes me want to sell all my linux based equipment.
You should be proud, MS never managed that.
So to sum it up. No names just a few cherrypicked references to a few branches. No explanation where the hundreds of ghost KDE hackers are hiding.I think I gave you names. I didn't want to write the names and the links, because there is no reason to expose them in the public like that. But I gave you enough information to figure out the names. Of course these are not stalled projects given that GSOC is still going on.
Hmm, I think I did not do that. I gave you an example for GSOC projects and non-GSOC projects. It was to show you that ohloh doesn't track the current development and thus is just wrong. Concerning your "dying" argument - KDE is strong enough to have most GSOC slots this year. This means 50 hackers and about the same number of mentors (it's not a 1:1 mapping, some mentors have two projects, some students two mentors). As long as that's the case I don't worry about that you think KDE is dying.
Haha, so you are saying this stops KDE from providing a clear text version and a FAQ? You said yourself you had an lawyer explain things for you. KDE has FAILED to communicate about this. Most people are confused and believe Qt is fully covered, which is not true. This is sooo dishonest and KDE does nothing to make it better. And YOU are totally absent when people make misjudgements which makes KDE look more powerful. That is very wrong. And the links you provided earlier shows how dishonest everyone at KDE is about this. My posting got discussed because I tell what the agreement says. But no one at KDE reacts when confused people says Qt is fully covered.oh that gets even funnier. Ever seen a contract which is not JPG or scanned PDF? That's quite common at least here in Germany and that kind of matters given that KDE e.V. is based in Germany.
But let's also face that right now the difference hardly matters. Except for the platform plugins the code is the same. So all that might be lost are the plugins for the proprietary platforms. Would be sad, but we all hope that the foundation will never have to execute the rights, don't we? I personally would not care if those plugins got lost as my software is X11/Wayland only and that's the only part to which I have ever contributed in Qt (c.f. to my saying that I don't have a problem with the CLA as my contributions are protected).
Lol at all those 1337 huxxors who think just because they are using a linux distro know about programming and software engineering... OMG the ignorance...
Those 2 projects aren't comparable for many reasons. All those metrics mentioned are only relevant to those projects. Code structure is different, libraries are different, everything is different between KDE and Gnome, there is absolutely no comparison. This is just a lame attempt at trolling.
The only real way to judge those projects is by looking at the end result.
Based on this, both DE suck at the moment. Gnome attempts a race to remove as many features as possible as fast as possible, while KDE so-called "long term support version" (4.11), still has crippling bugs and can't stay sane for 10 minutes without X crashing(at least on my machines)...
So instead of trolling like a fool, try contributing to the project of your choice because both frankly suck and have serious problems, and need help. If you can't do that because you are just a kid with no skill, STFU and don't waste other people's time...
To add onto what Martin is saying, Calligra development is heavily branch based with the intent of having a stable master and from what I've read of various mailing lists the same is true for most KDE projects except for Kontact. But Calligra has got it's various GSoC projects going on right now but it's also porting over to Qt5 as an example of a big purely branch based development going on right now (of course the problem with porting to Qt5 right now is that KF5 isn't released yet which led to rather significant debate over how to handle it) and is something that will likely just live in a branch for the foreseeable future.
It's so funny we have all these dumbasses waisting their time in here because there's no other place to spend it in their actual lives.
I hope _you_ are dying.