winter at kde.org
Sat Aug 23 01:18:40 CEST 2008
The recent build problems in our kdesupport package dependencies
needs to be addressed.
I think we need to treat kdesupport libs just like any other external dependency.
Something like the following guidelines:
No KDE code (in trunk) changes should be necessary until:
- a real release of the kdesupport package has been made AN
- that release has been packaged by the "major" distros AND
- an announcement about the needed upgrade is made in advance AND
- people have had time (30 days?) to upgrade to the new packages
libfoo v1.0 is released.
kde-packagers are notified to please provide packages for their distros.
kde-devel and kde-code-devel are notified that within 30 days their
builds will fail unless they have libfoo v1.0 installed -- that the distros
have been notified and we hope packages will start appearing soon.
People wanting to develop against libfoo v1.0 will need to do so in a work branch.
I need to get out of the habit of building kdesupport all the time -- we should
be relying on distro packages where possible.
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