When do we need to update KSYCOCA_VERSION ?
faure at kde.org
Fri Aug 31 12:11:23 BST 2012
On Thursday 30 August 2012 18:42:40 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> 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?
Yes but not now, at release time. It's a release step :-)
David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
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