pre-releases of rc1

Pierre Schmitz pierre at
Mon Jun 29 15:44:33 CEST 2009

On Monday 29 June 2009 13:52:34 Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> It's not so much stress, but usefulness of the RC for us. If people report
> against RC1, and it isn't what RC1 is, the bugreport (which is in principle
> exactly why we do an RC) becomes less useful.
> The problem would be solved if:
> - the packages are only spread when the RC is actually out
> - the packages that are spread before that are not called RC, but something
>   indicating that it's indeed a more or less random snapshot

In general:

Sure, if you want us to not release anything before your announcement we can 
do that. But making packages available to a limited amount of users (in our 
case the repo is only known to those who read our developer mailing list) 
increases the chance to find showstoppers and not just build problems.

If there would be a way to have drkonqi sent the build date or even better the 
svn revision number this "problem" would be solved.

About the current RC1 packages:

I don't see the problem of our current kde-unstable repo. We provide the 
latest packages that were build from the sources available at ktown. The 
release of RC1 is scheduled for today. So if there are no major retagging 
planned our packages should be identical to what will be called RC1. There are 
some unofficial repos for arch which provide svn snapshots for Arch; maybe 
that's the source of the confusion.

Maybe you could point us to some reports to make it easier to understand the 




Pierre Schmitz,

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