[KPhotoAlbum] KPhotoAlbum maintainership

Johannes Zarl-Zierl johannes at zarl-zierl.at
Wed Apr 17 22:30:29 CEST 2019


Hello everybody!

I have asked Jesper, as the last "official" maintainer, as well as my co-
developers Tobias and Robert how they would like me taking the position of 
maintainer for KPhotoAlbum.

In short: I'm glad to inform you that I am the new maintainer ;-)


What does this mean?

When Jesper laid down maintainership back in 2012[1], that position contained 
maintenance tasks (updating the website, creating releases, support) as 
well as being "the voice of KPhotoAlbum".

Although there never was an official successor to Jesper, Jan and Miika took 
up the maintenance tasks, thus keeping the project alive. I did a single 
release myself, but since 2015, Tobias took over and now does all our releases 
and website maintenance.

So that leaves me in the lucky position to have all the tedious work done by 
Tobias and I can focus on support and development :)


So, what does this change?

For now, not so much. Mostly When I talk to other KDE people, I can not call 
myself the maintainer for KPhotoAlbum, or the project lead. I also take the 
endorsement of my co-developers as a sign that they are confident that I lead 
the project in the right direction[2].

In short: this helps me in being the lead developer and in speaking for the 
project.


Speaking of which - I think this is a good time to speak for the KPhotoAlbum 
project:

I'd like to thank everyone who helped make KPhotoAlbum what it is today. Thank 
you Jesper for starting us on this journey and for all the work you poured 
into it! Thanks to all previous and current contributors! Git log currently 
lists 65 committers, but that only grasps a small part of all people who 
contributed to KPhotoAlbum. A special thanks to all the translators who do an 
amazing job!
Also, I would like to thank all people writing here on the mailing list (and 
occasionally in IRC or via personal email) - a community of users that 
actually want to use a KPhotoAlbum makes writing and improving it so much more 
fun :)


Cheers,
  Johannes


[1] https://mail.kdab.com/pipermail/kphotoalbum/2012-January/004799.html
[2] More on my plans soon…
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