kdebase-020921 problems

David F. Newman dnewman at cmgi.com
Fri Sep 27 16:28:17 BST 2002

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On Friday 27 September 2002 07:21 am, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Thursday 26 September 2002 17:11 schrieb David F. Newman:
> > Hi,
> > Just wanted to report a problem I see with kdebase-020921.
> What's the point in reporting problems 5 days after they happened?

How about the hope that someone might have seen this already,
didn't open a bug report, and could tell me that it has already been 
fixed.  Otherwise, open a new bug report for it and then fix it.
The alternative would be for me to open a bug report after checking
that one didn't already exist in bugzilla.  I figured I could save 
everyone time buy just sending it to the list.

See, for me the problem happened yesterday, not 5 days ago.
With all the kinks in the build process that I have to work out
it takes a couple of days to build kdelibs, and another couple
of days to build kdebase.  I won't even mention kdenetwork.
If it didn't take like 6 hours to run through a complete build 
maybe I could build all of the snapshots in a day.  Unfortunately, 
even on an E6500, issuing a make -j 24 doesn't get the load 
average much above 1.5.  So it takes a couple of weeks.  I 
don't mind, really.  All I can do is report the problems when I 
see them.

I reported a problem with kdebase-020905 which could've
been fixed simply by wrapping grant() in a #ifndef USE_SOLARIS
in konsole_grantpty.c.  But it was still there in 020921 so
I had no reason to believe that applnk/Makefile.am had been
fixed either.  BTW, grant() is still there in 020927.

Now, the whole reason for me switching to CVS snapshots
from the stable branches was because any problem I reported
before was so old it wasn't worth reporting.  I'm sorry that
I can't report things until that are at least a few days old,
but even if I downloaded 020927 today, I wouldn't be getting
to kdebase until at least monday.  If people think I am wasting
my time then I can just go back to the stable versions and
live with the bugs that are there.

- -Dave

p.s. KDE rules
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