[kde-linux] KDE 3 Beta

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 31 16:22:46 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 31 October 2007 13:32:49 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> 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.

The developers work hard, but they could always do with extra hands.  Are you 

Registered Linux User No.293302 (http://counter.li.org/)
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