[Koha] Koha releases

Lori Bowen Ayre lori.ayre at galecia.com
Sat Jul 3 06:34:08 NZST 2010

If we had 20x more developers involved in Koha, the idea of different Koha
flavors might not be so disturbing but the community is so small that I
think we all benefit from sticking to vanilla.  ;)


2010/7/2 Harris, Gary, DCA <Gary.Harris at state.nm.us>

>  Hmm. Here's a random thought: If we take community out of Koha, will the
> software end up, as in Linux, as Koha, Offical Koha, Harley Koha (example
> only), Liblime Koha (example only), PTFS Koha (example only), etc.? E.g.
> Will people start asking of Koha, which distro are you using? Which flavor
> of Koha do you like best?
> Gary
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> *Subject:* Re: [Koha] Koha releases
> Thanks for the clarification Nicole.  I would further say that "Harley" is
> a trunk <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trunk_%28software%29> not a fork (as
> was once explained to me by an Evergreen developer).  "Harley" is temporary,
> while Koha is permanent. I don't think my vendor has implied that "Harley"
> is better.  They have said that it has features that are not yet in Koha.
> I would venture to say that we librarians are struggling with this new
> terminology but we are trying our best to understand.
> Vicki
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/7/2 Lori Bowen Ayre <lori.ayre at galecia.com>:
>> > contracts with customers.  Then, when customers insist on developing
>> huge
>> > blocks of code (multiple new features), they will know what that means
>> --- a
>> > much bigger cost to them because of the gargantuan effort involved in
>> > getting their final product back into the community version.
>> I agree with what everyone before me has said, the process is in
>> place, it has been in place for years and has worked pretty darn well.
>>  What I want us all to agree on here and now is that there is no
>> "community version" - there is Koha.  Koha is the official release of
>> the software and it is developed by a community of developers and
>> users worldwide, but it's not the "community version" versus "those
>> other versions" - it's Koha and "not yet Koha"  ("not yet" because the
>> code hasn't been integrated into the official product yet).
>> I think this is part of why users/librarians are so confused.  They
>> are told there is a "community version" and then a "version from your
>> vendor" implying that one is better than and one is less than.  The
>> fact is that it's all software that serves a purpose and I won't
>> debate which is better - I just don't really want to talk about the
>> official version of the software - Koha - as the "community version"
>> anymore.
>> Just my 2 cents.
>> Thanks
>> Nicole C. Engard
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