[kde-solaris] Solaris and KDE

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Tue Jul 29 08:34:20 CEST 2003

Hi Eva,

Thank you very much for your help! :-)

I did receive an email from KDE -- my understanding is that the 
packages will be restored back to their place.

The reason i have not uploaded the 3.1.2 packages is because i am 
working _very hard_ at making khtml render correctly. This is no easy 
task at all, but i will get it done. For 3.1.1, khtml did not render 
correctly at all, and it made Konqueror very unstable, and KMail 
could not display email contents in the mail reader window.

Once i get khtml fixed, it will be much easier for me to coordinate 
Solaris releases with the KDE official ones. And you are very right, 
i should subscribe to kde-packagers ...

Thank you !!! :-)



On Tuesday 29 July 2003 05:05, Eva Brucherseifer wrote:
> Hi Stefan,
> I am very sad to here that. Did you talk to sysadmin at kde.org  or
> ftpadmin at kde.org about that? I'd like to hear their reasoning.
> There was an earlier case similar to that and I remember and when I
> asked they argued, that there was a security issue and no updates
> available  (I think it was about version 3.0.1 or so). So they said
> - people should not rely on dangerous packages, which is indeed an
> argument which has its points.
> Security and other packaging issues are being discussed at the
> non-public list kde-packagers at kde.org. Are you subscribed to this
> list? If you are packaging KDE regularely, you should definitily be
> subscribed there.
> Still I am very sure, this issue will be resolved soon. I cannot
> imagine, that someone in KDE is not interested in the solaris
> platform. I am sure there is some valid reason for this or it
> happened by accident.
> Greetings,
> eva
> On Tuesday 29 July 2003 05:13, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> > I found out today from an engineer at Sun Microsystems that the
> > packages i had uploaded at KDE earlier this spring had been
> > removed from the ftp site and are no longer available for
> > download. He was trying to download these packages and install
> > them, after having installed them and tested them on his
> > workstation. As a result of these packages being removed from
> > KDE, they have also been removed from the mirror sites, and they
> > are no longer available. Noone at KDE told me about it, in
> > advance, or after the fact, so i could at least find some
> > alternate online space, and make the packages available to those
> > interested in them.
> >
> > Interestingly enough, the other packages (Slackware, VectorLinux)
> > in 3.1.1 have not been removed, and are still available.
> >
> > I am just letting everyone know. I thought KDE was interested in
> > being available for, and being ported to, more than Linux. I
> > guess i must have been wrong.
> >
> > 'Laters.
> >
> > --Stefan
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Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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