No more release schedules.

Harald Sitter sitter at
Fri Jun 10 02:14:59 CEST 2011

On Friday 10 June 2011 01:22:00 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> On Friday 10 June 2011, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> > >OK, since a lot of context apparently got lost during the message
> > >passing, let
> > >me just state my (personal) position clearly:
> > >
> > >What I think is acceptable:
> > >* Module X wants feature Y, which is non-invasive and well-tested and
> > >does not
> > >change the user experience nor the user interface in a significant way
> > >(for
> > >those not using the new feature), backported and released together
> > >with
> > >KDE SC 4.n.x.
> > 
> > This would mean Kubuntu would not be able to ship KDE point releases as
> > post-release updates, which I would find very unfortunate. The rest I
> > agree with.
> Are your policies that anal? Sigh… :-(
> I don't really see what everyone's problem is with a feature which does not
> disrupt the user experience in any way. It helps users and doesn't hurt
> anyone.

Except that there is no such thing as well-tested and non-invasive.

To quote [1]:
"As stable releases these are recommended to a wide user base who expect a 
high degree of stability. Changes should therefore be verifiable, reliable and 
regression free."

Considering that even a one line change can introduce a security 
issue/memleak/crash/misbehavior/... I, as a user of the software, would rather 
not take the risk that comes with every, but especially non-vital, change.
And about 99% of the time some feature is surely not as vital that one could 
not wait for <=5 months.



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