[Kde-pim] KDE 3.3 Release Plan is up
sanders at kde.org
Mon May 10 04:35:20 BST 2004
On Sunday 09 May 2004 17:43, Andras Mantia wrote:
> On Saturday 08 May 2004 18:30, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > I'm very much in favor of separate KDE PIM 3.x releases for the
> > rest of KDE 3. Especially this means that KDE 3.3 will not
> > contain KDE PIM, but since KDE PIM 3.3 will have been released
> > shortly before, it won't make a difference for people who are
> > waiting for KDE 3.3. OTOH people who only want to upgrade KDE PIM
> > won't have to wait for the KDE 3.3 release.
> > BTW, I envision the same modus operandi for KDE 4. All KDE PIM
> > 4.x releases should be kept compatible with KDE 4.0. This would
> > make KDE PIM a reasonable choice for companies because they could
> > use KDE 4.0.x for 2+ years and still have the possibility to
> > upgrade KDE PIM.
> I'm not a kdepim developer and I cannot decide on what you do, but
> I don't know why is kdepim such a different part than the rest of
> the KDE. Why wouldn't those same user want an upgraded browser? Or
> PDF viewer? Then we are back to the old question about releasing
> kdelibs and applications using a separate release schedule.
> Also you said that a whole company may upgrade kdepim, but not
> kdelibs. Why not, if the new kdelibs is binary compatible with the
> old one? If the whole KDE is on a main server, this is not a big
> job to do. If KDE is installed on every machine, then the admin
> should anyway install it separately for everyone (or use a
> deploying tool), but in any case it won't be harder to do an
> install kdelibs/kdepim than just do install kdepim.
> So, I don't see the reasoning and find separate kdepim releases
> just confusing, unless you really want to have a shorter release
> period for the PIM applications, because you think they will evolve
> much quicker than the rest of KDE.
Upgrading software can introduce new bugs of arbitrary severity. This
is a risk. Companies are adverse to risk. If a company can isolate a
single component and fix problems in it without putting the entire
system at risk then that is good for them. This flexibility helps
them to manage risk.
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