[Kde-pim] KDE 3.3 Release Plan is up

Michael Brade brade at kde.org
Sun May 9 16:58:22 BST 2004

On Sunday 09 May 2004 16:58, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > > Corporate users don't want to upgrade to every minor release of
> > > KDE.
> >
> > Hmm? I don't believe this 100%. I do believe the "every", but other
> > than that: why do we provide BC then if nobody upgrades anyway?
> Because companies that develop KDE applications also want planning
> reliability?
So this contradicts the very first sentence above? Or do I miss anything? I 
don't understand.

> > This
> > would even mean that corporate users are not interested in 4.0.x
> > upgrades, right?
> Unless those upgrades are security upgrades this is probably true.
Hmm. As it was already said, I guess we really need to do some research in 
this area.

> > Which would be 0% less work compared to a
> > kdelibs-4.x upgrade, BTW.
> Not at all. If you use the auto-update feature of YaST (and admins of
> corporate desktops will use this) then you'll get security upgrades for
> free. But you won't get an upgrade to a new minor release for free.
Shame on me but I have never used any SuSE above 7.3. Yet I have the feeling 
that a decent package management system should be able to upgrade kdepim just 
as easily as kdelibs. Especially if this is only about kdepim and kdelibs. 

Regarding the for free: yes, kdelibs will be for free, for it'll be a 
dependency of kdepim. To get kdepim itself you'd probably have to request it 
manually (maybe by clicking on it).

Michael Brade;                 KDE Developer, Student of Computer Science
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