[Marble-devel] Re: Marble 1.1 released

Torsten Rahn tackat at t-online.de
Tue Apr 19 22:56:40 CEST 2011


We've created a source code release tarball:


It's also available from the bottom of Marble's download page:


Of course the Marble 1.1 release is just an additional offering (and a pretty 
nice one imho).
We are aware of the problems that might be involved with this 
interim release in terms of packaging. 

So if you decide to skip this Marble 1.1 release then that's quite reasonable 
and it's perfectly fine if you wait for the 1.2 release (as part of KDE 4.7) 
instead (which will have all the nice features from Marble 1.1 and more).

I could imagine that Marble 1.1 would usually not be shipped as part of a 
distribution release but (possibly by a 3rd party) rather as a standalone 
(update) package made for some distribution that got already released.

Best Regards,

On Tuesday, 19. April 2011 21:32:23 Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
> Readding tackat and marble-devel@ to the CC list. Remember they are not
> subscribed to kde-packager@ :)
> Scott Kitterman <kde at kitterman.com> writes:
> > On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 02:52:08 PM Andreas K. Huettel wrote:
> >> > The second question is also related to this: contrary to what is
> >> > usual, we already package marble separately from kdeedu, however we
> >> > expect to extract it from the kdeedu's tarball and build it with this
> >> > packaging structure in mind. If there are plans for other separate
> >> > releases, it means we will periodically need to change the build
> >> > scripts to depend and use kdeedu's tarball and sometimes use Marble's
> >> > separate tarball.
> >> 
> >> Same with Gentoo... we would have to make up a numbering scheme so the
> >> Gentoo version number of Marble 1.1 is larger than 4.6.x and smaller
> >> than 4.7, and in addition, now an "out of cycle" release replaces one
> >> of the KDE SC libraries, a sure way to QA hell... :]
> >> 
> >> We already have a similar (but way bigger) problem with the upcoming
> >> "Digikam 2.0 Software Collection", which requires replacing core
> >> kdegraphics libraries with their own "above 4.6, below 4.7" versions.
> >> There the Gentoo QA team decided after some discussion that Digikam 2.0
> >> will not go into any official Gentoo repository unless this is fixed and
> >> Digikam works with officially released libraries.
> > 
> > Kubuntu is at a point in it's release cycle where it wouldn't be
> > appropriate for us to update to a new feature version, but if we were
> > able to, we'd have all the same issues (and have made the same
> > conclusions about Digikam 2.0).
> > 
> > Scott K
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