Tagging & Release delayed for KDE SC 4.4-beta1

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Sun Nov 29 19:27:39 CET 2009

On 11/29/2009 06:14 PM, Tom Albers wrote:
> Reading that bug, it might happen that the bug is only fixed in 4.6.1.
> That means delaying the beta phase until Qt 4.6.0 or even 4.6.1 is out?
> Can we find a work around? Like requiring a patched Qt to be present?

I'm hesitant to ask because of the bikeshed potential, but
why delay our beta over an upstream bug at all? There have
been other Qt bugs in the past (and Qt 4.6rc1 is particu-
larly buggy, also causing problems with release versions
of Konversation and Amarok, such as high CPU usage and se-
verely misbehaving dock windows), not to mention bugs in
drivers or even the kernel.

It's not like it's our fault, nor are users supposed to
rely on the beta for production use. And the problem will
have to be resolved by patching Qt anyway; it doesn't
affect our code drop. Let's keep in mind, too, that this
is a beta, not a final release. And shipping regardless
of a Qt bug doesn't factually mean that we fail to meet
our quality target, so it's not playing fast and loose

> Toma

Best regards,
Eike Hein

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