RFC: Release Management Going Forward

todd rme toddrme2178 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 14:45:13 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 8:04 PM, Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:
> Sebastian Kügler wrote:
>> Let me dump my brain and add how I see release management going forward
>> from here:
>> = KDE SC 4.x =
>> * monolithic tarballs, layout like 4.6.0 release
>> * no disruption in packages
>> * git migration should not have effect on released tarball layout to keep
>>   packagers' lives easy
>> * optional split tarballs (split/ subdirectory?)
> I would welcome this immensely, even if a bit late.
> I know a couple distros (fedora, kubuntu at least) had serious complaints
> about the the current tarball splitting, but have begrudingly been putting
> in a lot of effort to adapt anyway for lack of repreive.
> -- rex

On the other hand distros like Arch and openSUSE are already using
split tarballs and have been for some time.  Going back would probably
make things harder for them.  I am not sure about Fedora, but my
impression is that Kubuntu has already pretty much finished the work
doing the conversion.


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