Fwd: Requesting freeze exception for JtG

Lydia Pintscher lydia at kde.org
Tue Nov 22 19:34:17 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 19:39, Wulf C. Krueger <philantrop at exherbo.org> wrote:
> On 22.11.2011 18:53, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
>> Can't this go in as a bugfix for the a "recession hit us too and we
>> need money" critical bug?
> And KDE e. V. only realised *now* it needs money?

No, but only now did we have the idea and right people in one place.

> Anyway, releases of KDE are problematic enough for us packagers these
> days without any additional last-minute dependencies and without
> additional code being added that has no technical merit whatsoever.

Can you explain what about this change makes it difficult for packagers?

> If you're that desperate to raise funds, there are lots of other (and
> most likely more effective) options.

This has nothing to do with desperation. It is a matter of us making
sure that we do not get into a situation where we are really
desperate. If people want developer sprints and conferences funded in
the future the money for them needs to come from somewhere.
And yes there are other options as well and they are being worked on
too in addition to this.


Lydia Pintscher
KDE Community Working Group / KDE e.V. board member
http://kde.org - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher

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