Rant: So you want help?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 14:44:23 CET 2010

2010/11/5 Thomas Friedrichsmeier <thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de>:
> Hi,
> On Thursday 04 November 2010, Patrick Spendrin wrote:
>> KDE on Windows building/packaging works this way:
> ok, let's focus on creating a 4.5.x release. So far, it seems to me the
> greatest obstacles are:
> 1) Only few people really know what precisely needs to be done to create a
> release. Your sketch certainly helps understanding some of the major steps.
> But still, I for one simply wouldn't know where to start. So I'm hoping for
> very specifc instructions. Naturally, there will be problems of all sorts on
> the way, and you can hardly anticipate and document all of that. But in an
> ideal world, what would be the sequence of commands needed to create a
> release?
> 2) Creating a release is a daunting task, and it's hard to split up into more
> managable portions. Let's break this one up some more, into mostly independent
> problems:
> 2a) Packaging dependencies: Alright, I can see the pain involved. But are
> missing dependencies really still an issue for a 4.5.x release? If so, do you
> have a list (complete or not) of which ones in particular? I guess it should
> be possible to split up at least this point among several people, easily.

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