Proposal to plan for "Milestone Releases" on the way to KDE4

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Wed Jan 25 10:00:22 GMT 2006

Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
>On Wednesday 25 January 2006 10:01, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> Nicolas Goutte wrote:
>> >But you cannot fraction KDE modules and releases what pleases you.
>> > such files would en up in a RPM or DEB file and you cannot have a
>> > same file in a few RPM files. (We had long ago such problems with
>> > KOffice translations that were in KDE too.)
>> Yes, we can. We can do whatever we want. We have a few applications in
>> the main KDE modules that produce external releases as well (Kopete
>> comes to mind).
>> If the distributors can't or won't package, it's their problem.
>> Monolithic packages are a thing of the past for our main audience
>> anyways.
>But it would be stupid to ignore the needs of distributors, so I hope
> you don't mean your "We do whatever we want. What distributors do is
> their problem" as absolute and unfriendly as it sounds.

Right, we should be as sympathetic to their issues as possible.

But not releasing the applications just because a few distributors can't 
package them is beyond that line. A source-based distribution like 
FreeBSD, that does use monolithic packaging, could just replace the 
application dir in the module with the updated sources.

So, in the end, it all boils down to: if they don't want to package, 
they're being rather intransigent. It's doable and, as I said, our main 
audience already does split-package distribution.

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