[kde-solaris] Solaris and KDE
eva at kde.org
Tue Jul 29 14:57:08 CEST 2003
On Tuesday 29 July 2003 13:34, Stefan Teleman wrote:
> 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.
Yes, I understand that very well (reminds me of my own situation ;-)
> 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 ...
Often it's only a matter of communication, so I think we can close this "bug
report" :-) Of course KDE is very interested in any binary packages people
put work into and the same yields for Solaris.
Anyways - Thanks for providing kde-solaris packages, I thank everybody here
knows that it's quite some work to get all details right.
> 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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