Request to merge the newssl branch
sebas at kde.org
Fri Dec 14 12:45:50 GMT 2007
On Thursday 13 December 2007 20:04:40 Tom Albers wrote:
> > However, I am very interested in getting a KDE 4.0(.0) out of the door in
> > a condition that at least the lunatic fringe
> > http://www.sunsite.ualberta.ca/jargon/html/L/lunatic-fringe.html
> > can enjoy.
> Ok, My personal opinion is that I would love to have the code (I can use it
> out of the box in Mailody), but we are in RC2 currently and the next
> planned released is the 4.0.0 one at this moment. It's simply to late. Or
> we should insert at least another RC.
The utility of RC releases for testing is actually quite limited. As soon as
people start get it in their hands, it's ~1 week old, and therefore
relatively useless since (at least in the past releases) many changes have
gone in. My experience is that when someone reports a problem with an RC,
she's asked if it's still present in the latest snaps (and often not able to
verify because there aren't snapshot packages). In most cases, the problem is
already solved. The window in which an RC as a testing base is useful is just
In other words, in fact we rely on people running current SVN, being able to
update, patch and test. That's not to say that RCs are useless, just not for
testing. And it's also not necessarily a bad thing. There are quite some
people who can verify bugs who are running SVN.
Otherwise I agree with Tom. The release team is not able to assess
risk/utility of newssl right now. We need support of those knowledgeable
individuals. It's a time-critical thing as well.
Finally, thanks KDAB for 'chipping in'.
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