Syncing ECM release number with KF5

Michael Palimaka kensington at
Fri Mar 27 18:49:01 GMT 2015

On 28/03/15 03:48, Alex Merry wrote:
> On Wednesday 25 March 2015 22:35:24 Stephen Kelly wrote:
>> Hello,
>> ECM release numbers are in sync with KF5 release numbers, except for the
>> major component.
>> This means that if you want to build the 5.x.y release you have to download
>> the 1.x.y release of ECM. That doubles the complexity of your script which
>> downloads the tarball to build it.
>> That is bad and it is not necessary.
>> Let's sync the major number for the next release.
>> At some point the reason to make them out of sync was to be able to make ECM
>> releases more frequently. That is very rare because KF5 releases are
>> happening every month. If ECM needs to make an out of band release, it can
>> use the 4th version number component.
> I have no particular objection, although I think "doubling the complexity" of 
> scripts is overstating things a little.
> Alex

Is ECM actually part of KF5, or just happens to be released alongside
it? (I thought the latter, hence the different version).

FWIW the different version doesn't bother me at all as a downstream.

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