Dirk Mueller mueller at kde.org
Sat Jul 4 18:32:47 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 30 June 2009, Pierre Schmitz wrote:

> We used to only put them into a testing or special unstable repository. If
> that's a problem we can hold any packages back until the official
> announcement.

Yes, you should not pour the packagers over hundreds or thousands of users 
before they're announced. It is fine to use them for testing/finding regressions 
by circulating it within a small group of people that you know know and that 
will help with debugging possible packaging issues vs upstream bugs. 

> Another idea: What about weekly snapshots within the RC stage and forget
> about the one week delay for distributions? This way you might get a lot
> more last minute feedback.

Well, so far there haven't been that many commits in the 4.3 branch, where 
weekly snapshots don't make sense yet. 

I suggest to do a RC2 on Tuesday (assuming that there is internet available 
during the KDE e.V. general assembly) and release them within a day or two. 


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