hard-dep for Qt 4.8
zander at kde.org
Wed Jan 18 09:22:34 GMT 2012
On Wednesday 18 January 2012 09.05.32 Dario Freddi wrote:
> > if you remember there are a lot of people using KDE that are not 'core'
> > developers. Typically they are one-time developers, they are artists,
> > they are translators etc
> That said, I am in favor of moving to Qt 4.8 for a simple reason: I
> believe both of you are right, but you are missing a point: the
> occasional contributor is very likely to work in a branch.
you seem to have skipped over my main argument. This is not *just* about code-
contributors, although they make a very strong point too. Instaed think of
the impact this has on all the groups I mentioned above. Artists trying to
follow development. Translators trying to run stuff in order to figure out where
a string comes from. Simple bugreporters that have little technical savy but
can try out if a bug is still reproducable in 'master'.
What some people here are arguing is that its Ok for a huge group of people
that help KDE get better to have to wait for various months before they can
compile KDE master again.
And I want you to think about that long and hard because you may be
underestimating the positive influence that group has on our community.
Kind of a postscript I just wanted to reply on your argument for a branch. It
doesn't in practice apply to the guys coming in with a simple bugfix. Their
starting point will very likely be the current main branch.
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