What to do and not do in third digit releases

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Sat Sep 27 01:22:03 CEST 2008

On Friday 26 September 2008, Allen Winter wrote:
> 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.

that would be me. i'll take this issue up on the kde-graphics mailing list 
first, revert it myself if necessary (hopefully it won't be) and then report 
back to this list with the results.

Sune: thank you for bringing this to our attention. i've been working 16-18 
hours a day on a project for the last several days, so i'm a little distracted 
and completely missed this one.

many eyes do make bugs shallow... =))

Aaron J. Seigo
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