T10812: KDE Applications

Julian Schraner noreply at phabricator.kde.org
Fri Apr 19 20:56:00 BST 2019

xyquadrat added a comment.

  In T10812#182284 <https://phabricator.kde.org/T10812#182284>, @jtamate wrote:
  > In T10812#182201 <https://phabricator.kde.org/T10812#182201>, @ngraham wrote:
  > > In T10812#182195 <https://phabricator.kde.org/T10812#182195>, @aacid wrote:
  > >
  > > > > Apps that are in the bundle have inconsistent versioning; most use the bundle's own versioning scheme, but others use their own
  > > >
  > > > I personally disagree this is a problem. It let's applications hop on and off the release and keep their versioning number intact.
  > >
  > >
  > > I'm using Dolphin 18.12.3, which comes from KDE Applications 18.12.3. But the bundle also comes with Okular. Am I using Okular 18.12.3? Or Okular 1.6.3? The promo material says 18.12.3. The version number in my distro's packaging says 18.12.3. Discover, which uses the distro packaging metadata, says 18.12.3. But the About Okular window says 1.6.3. This is confusing and problematic from a user, packager, and promo perspective because it's not clear which version number they should use.
  > What about an hybrid versioning system for the apps?
  >  Perhaps something like "Okular 1.6.3, distributed with KDE Applications 18.12.3", something that remarks that Okular has an individual release cycle, but this version comes from KDE Applications 18.12.3 bundle.
  This sounds like a good solution to me. It allows users to easily find out when their version of Okular was released without needing to look it up and if an application drops out of the bundle the remark can simply be removed. I don't know how hard this would be to achieve technically (given that these dialogs are automatically generated as far as I am aware).
  Small question regarding bug reports: would those still keep the versioning scheme of the application itself (that's the current state)? Or would it be more obvious for users to report a bug against, say, Okular 19.04?


To: ngraham, xyquadrat
Cc: xyquadrat, jtamate, vkrause, lbeltrame, ltoscano, cfeck, aacid, #yakuake, #okular, #dolphin, #kate, #spectacle, #konsole, #gwenview, #kde_pim, #kde_games, #kde_applications, ngraham
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