KDE-Windows Meeting: Notes
Started: jstaniek 11:40, 15 September 2007 (CEST)
- reducing distribution of the file by keeping a snapshot of files on our server(s)
- this makes mirroring possible
- having two or more main directories on the server: one for current stable release, one for 'unstable/testing' one
- we need unstable releases to get people test software early and often and on Windows
- 'unstable' is the term for base system (kdewin32, kdelibs, kdebase); note that in turn, unstable _applications_ could be installed in a stable base system as it's the case on Linux
- development installation requires tools having own installers
- ideally this should not be the case for end-user installation, otherwise updating would be hard (user would be forced to uninstall prev. version of an external app and install a new one in the same place...)
- We need someone using Vista on daily basis to test kdeinstaller. Until then Vista is not supported?
- USB memory sticks/CDs: it would be possible to run kde apps/infrastructure installed on the stick/CD in two ways:
- If the user's machine already contains KDE 4 runtime installed, it could be reused to run apps from the stick, and settings placed on the host conuter could be reused
- If the user's computer contains no KDE-related stuff at all, default settings and .kde directory is used
- In either case the default user expectation is that after plugging off the stick, no settings or files remain on the machine's filesystem <-really like that???
- format of the kde mirrors:
KDE on Windows is the first official KDE-own distribution