RFC: Release Management Going Forward

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Jun 22 19:20:13 CEST 2011

On 06/22/2011 10:52 AM, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 June 2011, Dirk Mueller wrote:
>> On Tuesday 21 June 2011, Rex Dieter wrote:
>>> Fwiw, in fedora, we hacked the 4.6.80 kde.org tarballs and build-process
>>> to be as-close-to-monolithic as possible.
>> and do you continue to do that or would you rather see KDE providing those
>> monolithic tarballs?

monolithic (per sebas' offer to continue to do just that, and revisit 
the idea of non-monolithic ones for 4.8).

>> Personally, I don't see how we can continue releasing both monolithic and
>> split tarballs over a longer time, mostly due to work load reasons, unless
>> I find a way to script this together (which I doubt..).
> Can you please explain what you need exactly ?
> Have you seen my announcement for KDE "SuperBuilds" ?
> https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/superbuild
> You can use them e.g. to build the complete kdegraphics (similar to kdesrc-
> build) and you can also use it to create just a kdegraphics source tarball:
> "make UpdateAll&&  make package", which can then be unpacked anywhere and
> compiled.

To be clear, this can make reproducible 4.7.x tarballs, or just 4.7 
branch snapshots? or both?  (Regardless of the answer, the work here is 

-- Rex

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