KDE 4.8 Beta1 tarballs uploaded (try#1)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sun Nov 20 18:09:36 UTC 2011

On Sunday 20 November 2011, Andrea Scarpino wrote:
> Using 4.7.80 tarballs, kde-config prints:
> $ kde4-config --version | grep KDE
> KDE Development Platform: 4.7.3 (4.7.3)
> Are the tarball ok? Please, can you check them?

This is yet another ugly side effect of the infamous "kdelibs freeze".

The plan is to copy the 4.7 branch to 4.8 after the last 4.7.x release, but 
that means that as long as there are 4.7.x releases, the kdelibs version will 
necessarily be 4.7.x. :-/

We wouldn't have this mess if kdelibs just followed the normal 6-month release 
cycle as it's supposed to. (The whole point of feature branches is to not 
disrupt the regular release cycle with long-term development, freezing the 
whole process to force everyone to work on the branch defeats their whole 

        Kevin Kofler

More information about the release-team mailing list