Possible 4.3.0 blocker in the Konsole KPart?

Maciej Mrozowski reavertm at wp.pl
Tue Aug 4 15:19:14 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 04 of August 2009 11:14:20 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 August 2009, John Tapsell wrote:
> > We still get lots of flack for the complete mess we made of 4.0 etc.
> i won't even argue the basis of your statement, but i will say that
> regardless of what anyone thinks about 4.0 it should not create subsequent
> paralysis and start us down a path of second-guessing and changing from the
> accepted release regimen.
> > A high visibility bug like this will cause us even more grief.
> it's not high visibility. it's one odd visual artifact in konsole kpart
> usage when right clicking, and then only when you can see the top of the
> scroll area. it's not great, but it's hardly high visibility or of the sort
> that will "cause us even more grief".
> > A delay of a couple of days, on the other, people will understand.
> if we delayed for every bug of this magnitude, we'd never release

Indeed, but unfortunately it as well sheds some light on amount of bugs 
actually introduced during development, and from downstream point of view it 
makes all 4.x.0 releases to be treated like development releases.
Partially it's because KDE developers seem to be overloaded with amount of 
work - especially with multiple branches synchronization - which leads to 
bugfixes sometimes not hitting latest 'soon-to-be-stable' branch (4.3 now) or 
not hitting on time, as developers seem to be devoted to trunk (sometimes even 
when 4.3 in this case is not released).
It gives a little bit of feel of being half-baked, and really makes in 'distro 
ready' with 3rd or 4th patch release, but I guess it's supposed to be like 
Fortunately, every next minor release is in general less problematic than 
previous one, so there is some quality-wise improvement.

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