winter at kde.org
Sun Aug 24 22:03:36 CEST 2008
On Sunday 24 August 2008 10:16:22 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> A Dissabte 23 Agost 2008, Allen Winter va escriure:
> > Howdy,
> > 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
> > For example:
> > 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.
> Or using nice #ifdefs like we do in okular with poppler.
As long as we don't *require* people to upgrade to a new external package
without a fair and timely notice.
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