kdesupport changes

Benoit Jacob jacob.benoit.1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 16:03:47 CEST 2008

Aah thanks for the detailed reply.

I have been very concerned about the risk of breaking KDE compilation,
so I welcome these changes very much. I would like that the
development branch of Eigen be a place where we can experiment and
break stuff without affecting our users. So, I support your plan.


2008/9/7 Tom Albers <tomalbers at kde.nl>:
> At Tuesday 02 September 2008 16:01, you wrote:
>> 1. Is /trunk/kdesupport going to be no longer recommended to build KDE SVN?
>> I
>> mean e.g. on the techbase page,
>> http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Prerequisites#kdesupport
> That would be the idea, yes.
>> Any plan to update that page to no longer recommend to
>> checkout /trunk/kdesupport?
> After we reached a descision.
>> 2. What is the difference between a "tag" and a "branch" ? I seem to see a
>> lot
>> of overlap between /tags and /branches.
> Technically there is not much of a difference. But in real life, tags should be static, so no development happens in there, it just is a snapshot of a certain state. A branch is a copy where development can happen, either a stable tree of the application, or a experimental tree for new features.
>> 3. So what is the "tag" that I should create for version x.y of eigen: is
>> it /tags/eigen/x.y ?
> yes, you should tag your software at each release. Distro's can then easily see the changes between the released version and the development version, if that is needed for some reason.
>> 4. We are about to release a beta version of eigen but the 2.0 final will
>> have
>> to wait about 6-10 more weeks. Shall I still create a tag as soon as
>> possible? /tags/eigen/2.0-beta1 ? Or wait until 2.0 to create a tag?
> Tags are cheap. Tag every release you make.
>> 5. After we create a tag does that mean that we can do whatever we want
>> in /trunk/kdesupport/eigen2 without risking to break compilation for other
>> people?
> Yes.
>> This is related to question 1. As long as we tell people to use
>> trunk/kdesupport, making tags is rather pointless.
> Yes. Time to reach a decision about this subject I think.
> Toma
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