When do we need to update KSYCOCA_VERSION ?

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Thu Aug 30 17:42:40 BST 2012

El Dijous, 30 d'agost de 2012, a les 13:52:02, David Faure va escriure:
> On Wednesday 29 August 2012 19:33:13 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > One of the release team files says
> > 
> > When doing release, update:
> >  * kdelibs/kdecore/sycoca/ksycoca.cpp --> ksycoca version number
> > 
> > When does this need to happen?
> I think this is a "belt and suspenders" kind of thing (extra precaution)...
> in theory it's not necessary, kded will detect new desktop files on kde
> startup, or during the upgrade process if KDE is already running.
> I wonder if Waldo added that (long ago) for the case where we change fields
> in ksycoca and forget to increase the version number while doing so.
> On the other hand it happens that kdirwatch doesn't detect changes (there
> are dolphin bug reports about that), so I guess forcing a rebuild (via
> increasing the version number) can never hurt (it only makes the first
> login after the upgrade slightly slower).
> > For every release? For every .0 release? For every .0 release + for
> > alpha/beta/rc?
> We can't have new desktop files in bugfix releases, but OTOH we can have new
> translations in them, or modified Exec lines, etc.
> So (assuming we can't rely on kdirwatch), we'd have to increase it at every
> release (major, minor, bugfix, alpha/beta/rc).

Ok, i've increased it for 4.9 branch, i guess it makes sense to increase it in 
4.10 too?


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