[kde-linux] KDE 3 Beta

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Oct 31 13:32:49 UTC 2007

david wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Sunday 28 Oct 2007, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>>> Perhaps you miss my point, or perhaps I wasn't clear.  I have no
>>>> objection to any of the development work that is being done and I do not
>>>> want any of it changed.  What I do think is that somehow we need to also
>>>> release a more stable product that is of commercial production quality.
>>>>   There are companies and governments which rely on our DeskTop and we
>>>> need to provide them with a high quality product.  I see a simple way to
>>>> do this: the stable release should not have new stuff added to it until
>>>> the new stuff meets quality standards.  Our current development
>>>> methodology makes this impossible.
>>> The truth is that there are two very different camps.  One camp wants the 
>>> latest and greatest.  The other camp wants stability at any price.  That camp 
>>> uses Enterprise releases.
>> I am in basic agreement with that idea.  That is why I propose two 
>> releases stable and unstable.
> The "other camp" is in a different situation than Joe Ordinary User. If 
> Joe's system won't come up after an update - oh, well. But if you are IT 
> director keeping vital corporate databases alive on a server - you can't 
> afford to have that server crash because of some error in an update.
> But, anyway, I thought that's why there were branches of Linux such as 
> Stable and Testing/Unstable?
Yes but ... (tm).

Yes, that is the way that Kernel development works, but it is not the 
way that KDE development works.

KDE does not supply such a stable KDE branch.  So, are we leaving it up 
to others to fix the bugs?  Is this occurring -- I doubt it.


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