[kde-solaris] kde-3.4.3

EBradley@williams-int.com EBradley at williams-int.com
Thu Dec 8 14:45:13 CET 2005

I don't see a need for apologies.  I have only been using Solaris for a
few months, and the ability to use the same version of KDE here at work
that I use on Linux at home has been invaluable during the learning
process.  The 'long' time you've taken in releasing KDE 3.4.3 is
negligible compared to using the default KDE 3.1 that ships with
Solaris...or <heaven forbid> the Java desktop/CDE.    Not only are you
ensuring that 3.4.3 has 'significant improvements and fixes'; you're
starting work on 3.5 in two weeks!!

My hat is off to you sir,

Evan Bradley
ebradley at williams-int.com

Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 23:37:52 -0500
From: Stefan Teleman <steleman at nyc.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [kde-solaris] kde-3.4.3
To: KDE Solaris <kde-solaris at mail.kde.org>
Message-ID: <200512072337.53989.steleman at nyc.rr.com>
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On Wednesday 07 December 2005 23:37  Stefan Teleman wrote:
>i am now doing the final build for 3.4.3. this means that at the end of
next week i will have all the  packages 
>available, after a final thorough testing on both platforms.
>i apologize for having taken such a long with this release -- but i
really wanted to provide new functionality which was >not available
before, and i also polished a lot of little bugs or features which were
incomplete until now. Tracking
>down these little details and coming up with a fix can sometimes be
very time consuming. in addition to working 
>Xine/Kaffeine (including OSD menus, subtitles and everything you would
expect from a DVD player), a working build of K3B >will also be included
with 3.4.3. getting Xine and K3B working took a very long time and it
involved rewriting quite a 
>lot of very cryptic code (liba52dec, ffmpeg/avcodec and some of the
thread concurrency scheduling in Xine and libdvd*'s, >as well as the
entire SCSI subsystem interface in K3B). in spite of being an industry
standard, the Linux SCSI API is 
>completely incompatible with the Solaris SCSI API. and the SCSI API for
DVD drives/burners is very tricky.
>after next week i will start work on 3.5. i have seen there are a lot
of changes in the 3.5 code, so it will probably 
>take me a month to get 3.5 fully working cleanly. fortunately, i will
not have to re-release the big KDErequired package >for 3.5, i will
reuse the one from 3.4.3 which is in pretty good shape right now.
>i realize that it's taken me very long to release 3.4.3, but i thought
it would be better to build a release with 
>significant improvements and fixes, rather than keep releasing the same
things over and over again ...
>thank you very much for your patience. 
>Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
>steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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