Killing kdelibs master branch
Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Sun Aug 10 23:23:15 BST 2014
Hi there, I'm sending this e-mail to propose removing the master branch of
We kind of already tried that when we froze it, but i am proposing to actually
delete it (and enforce with hooks it doesn't come back) from git.
Why I want to kill it now?
Next release is not going to be "KDE SC 4.15" but simply "KDE Applications
It does not make sense to release kdelibs 4.15 as part of "KDE
Applications 2014.12", since it kind of defeats the purpose of the name.
So we should not have a kdelibs 4.15 release, we should just be killing
master and just doing some further releases of 4.14.x as bugfix, this way we
avoid people using a branch of kdelibs that will never be released again.
In the past we argued about the need to have new kdelibs versions since
some applications use KDE_VERSION_NUMBER as their version number and we didn't
want to break those apps.
Well, applications using KDE_VERSION_NUMBER as their
version number "are doing it wrong", as it will stop working once we move to
KF5, since there's no such concept as "KDE VERSION" there, so we may as well
fix them now.
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