What to do and not do in third digit releases

Allen Winter winter at kde.org
Sat Sep 27 01:16:29 CEST 2008

On Friday 26 September 2008 17:27:28 Sune Vuorela wrote:
> Hi
> Some of you do probably not know me, while others do. I'm one of your friendly 
> debian packagers. (Occasionally, I'm also one of your unfriendly debian 
> packagers, but that's hopefully rare)
> When looking at 4.1.2 which is tagged and about to be released, there is a new 
> kind of change that we haven't earlier seen in the point releases. I don't 
> remember seing any discussions about it, so I'm bringing it up here.
> The third digit releases is as far as I know bugfix only releases.
> But here in 4.1.2, there is major changes to kdegraphics, to be more precise 
> the libkdcraw library which has been rewritten and breaking ABI and having a 
> soname bump.
No, something like this should not happen.
We must revert.

4.1.2 should only be a bugfix release and should not introduce soname bumps.

I hope the kdegraphics module coordinator can handle this.


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