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All KDE Software is free and open source. You are free to view, use and make changes to the code in line with the (L)GPL family of licences. This page describes how this source code is organised and how it can be obtained.
The KDE Community uses a central online Revision Control system to store all our Source Code and to track changes made to the code. The KDE Community uses Git for most KDE Projects, although some projects still use Subversion. Most developers will only need to use Git, although some familiarity with Subversion may occasionally be required.
There are a number of ways to browse or search the code online:
TODO: Detailed instructions or link to existing???
There are three main ways to download a copy of the source code:
Note that "Checkout" has a different meaning in Git than it does in Subversion.
The KDE Base Applications group is defined as those basic applications that are required by the Workspace and other Applications, such as file management, terminal emulation and text editing.
The KDE Base Applications are available from Git:
The KDE Applications group is defined as those KDE modules built on the KDE Development Platform that are hosted by the KDE infrastructure and are released as part of the regular KDE Release Cycle, i.e. they are part of the KDE SC.
The KDE Applications group is currently split between Git and SVN: