What's the official status of 3.5.x, anyway?
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sun Jul 12 23:59:52 BST 2009
Lydia Pintscher <lydia at kde.org> posted
938b46780907121204y3c54b1b5wb4027fa0ff312cd at mail.gmail.com, excerpted
below, on Sun, 12 Jul 2009 21:04:42 +0200:
> On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 20:59, Dotan Cohen<dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I can find some bugs for KDE 3 closed as UNMAINTAINED. Here are just
>> two: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144920
> Yes because the maintainers of those programs decided to spend their
> time on the KDE 4 version of it or not at all any longer on the program.
> Anne has explained this before. The KDE community can not dictate and
> does not want to dictate who has to maintain a program for how long. If
> there is someone to add more fixes to the KDE 3 version of those
> programs please come and talk to me offlist. I will arrange something.
Thanks. That makes sense, and speaks well enough to the problem.
As for going over it 100 times already, unfortunately, the kde site
doesn't have (that I could find) a clear and definitive statement on
continuing kde 3 support, and without such a statement, what's apparently
come up 100 times is likely to come up 100 more...
Also, as someone who actually went thru the archives for both this list
and the kde-linux list before my first post, I can say that if it the
subject /has/ been covered on these lists, it's apparently buried in a
thread about something else. There's no definitive thread (that I could
find) like this one, yet. Now that there IS one, clear in the title, in
the archives for people to read, maybe that'll help -- at least the ones
like me who actually read a great deal before they post.
So now it's out there.
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