kdev-python in KDevelop 5.6.0

Sven Brauch mail at svenbrauch.de
Tue Dec 8 17:59:41 GMT 2020

Great! Thank you so much Milian. I'll have another look at the blog post 
and see if it needs further updates later today, unless I forget. ;)

On 12/8/20 6:54 PM, Milian Wolff wrote:
> Hey all,
> going all TOFU on this for now, but I just noticed that there's already a blog
> post for 5.6.1 in the working - great! I'm in the process of preparing 5.6.1
> now and will publish it all during the next days.
> Regarding the AppImage: the existing scripts are completely broken now that
> centos 6 is EOL. I'll try to find the time to modernize those based on some
> new appimage infrastructure that I worked on recently [1] which should
> hopefully make it easier for projects to share the common tasks in creating an
> appimage.
> [1]: https://invent.kde.org/mwolff/kf5-appimage-centos7
> On Dienstag, 6. Oktober 2020 07:12:12 CET Kevin Funk wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 6 October 2020 00:14:55 CEST Francis Herne wrote:
>>> On Saturday, 3 October 2020 11:34:40 BST Sven Brauch wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> unfortunately, we have quite a bad crash bug in kdev-python 5.6.0 in
>>>> some build configurations (python < 3.9), so it would be nice to release
>>>> a fix before too long. Are there already plans for KDevelop 5.6.1?
>>>> Sorry, I'm not very in-the-loop at the moment. ;)
>>>> I could do something like writing the announcement web page and emails
>>>> though, if that helps.
>>>> All the best!
>>>> Sven
>>> Hi Sven,
>>> I offered to do the release (particularly AppImage builds) this time.
>>> Was hoping to sooner, but trying to bump the Python version in the
>>> AppImage
>>> past 3.6 runs into problems (because CentOS is so damn ancient and OpenSSL
>>> lacks versioned symbols) that I haven't yet found a good solution to.
>>> Suggestions welcome there.
>> Huhu,
>> Maybe it's time to switch to a newer CentOS image altogether?
>> The current appimage Dockerfile says we're still on 6.10, but that will be
>> End-Of-Life end next month. Good time to upgrade?
>>    https://wiki.centos.org/Download
>> CentOS 7.x is a good candidate, it has a reasonably old base (got released
>> 2014) which could make KDevelop work on wide range of distros.
>>    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS#Versioning_and_releases
>> Also: Milian at this point has more current experience with AppImages due to
>> KDAB duties; maybe he has some ideas regarding an image upgrade as well.⎄
>> Regards,
>> Kevin
>>> I intend to make the release by the end of this week at the latest -- if I
>>> can't get a modern Python version working by then it'll have to wait.
>>> It would be nice to get some of Igor Kushnir's fixes reviewed and merged
>>> first too, there's quite a backlog on GitLab now...
>>> -Francis

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