KDE 4.7 Beta1 (4.6.80) tarballs uploaded (try#1)

Dirk Mueller mueller at kde.org
Sat May 21 23:29:43 CEST 2011

On Saturday 21 May 2011, Eric Hameleers wrote:

> The turn of events with KDE 4.7.x is most unfortunate. I noticed an
> explosion of source tarballs.

Yes, I started to resemble the git layout in the tarballs, given that I had a 
pain in the ass of work to do with reverting the git splitting for the 4.6 
branch releases. I'll attach them for reference, but those scripts are ugly. 
I'm not aware of a better solution though, unless we use git submodules or 
maintain those scripts in the SVN.

> Dirk, are instructions available on how
> to re-assemble sources back to the original set? Or else, are
> instructions available on how to compile the bigger all-comprising
> packages where the separated applications and libraries are included
> again, like was the case all the time up to 4.7?

I don't have those available at the moment. I used scripts to reassemble them 
to original tarballs, but I haven't properly pushed this into KDE git back 

Can I get the opinion of the other distro packagers as well please? Personally 
I was much more happy with the previous module-based layout, though I can cope 
reasonable with the current situation as well. Any other opinon?

Eric, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I hope we can find a solution that 
suits your needs as well. If all else fails, I'm willing to give maintaining 
those reassembling-scripts a try, but it is an extra effort, given that the 
tarballs are much different from how developers build it, so regressions in the 
build system are likely. 

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