Requested Moratorium on hard to build dependency bumps for KDE 5

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Jun 6 17:53:24 BST 2011

On Monday, 6 de June de 2011 17:48:41 Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> Personal opinion: I think it is impossible to want to run the latest
> software around an old stack.  The overall FOSS world is rolling release
> with everything depending on everything. I cannot see why you want to
> change that with a moratorium.

I agree on that, but I disagree on the age of the "old stack". For example, 
I'm running the Mandriva rolling-release right now and I can't compile kdepim 
and kdepimlibs because they haven't packaged yet shared-desktop-ontologies 
0.7. That was released less than one month ago. 

I'd say that hard dependencies need to be at least a couple of months old, 
unless there's a very good reason for doing otherwise. And in that case, it 
should be announced in advance so that distributions and users can prepare 

   * Shared desktop ontologies (0.6.51 or higher)  
     Desktop ontologies
     Ontologies necessary for the Nepomuk semantic desktop.

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