Stepping down as release coordinator for KDE 4.9+

Sebastian Kügler sebas at
Wed Apr 4 21:50:07 UTC 2012

> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 01:27:43PM +0200, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> > Well, the day had to come. I realize that my focus is meanwhile on many
> > other tasks, and I don't have enough time and attention to follow KDE
> > 4.9.x development.
> Shame to see you go but thanks for stepping down gracefully.  I would
> be interested in helping but I think it's a bit of a conflict of
> interest when distro people make tars for distros so I wouldn't be the
> best candidate.

Honestly, I don't expect this to be a problem. Sure, you're involved with 
different hats, but that is the case for many of us, and it usually works very 
well. Being conscient about possible conflicts of interest is important, but 
in the end, it all boils down to getting work done. 

Usually, "distro people" are very suitable for specifically being on the 
fenceline 'where we throw tarballs over the wall', as distro packager, you'll 
have a pretty good feeling if some last minute bug is actually a showstopper, 
and warrants respinning tarballs or delaying a release for a day (which is, in 
my experience the vast majority of critical decisions).

If you feel that your distro role doesn't allow you to speak neutrally for the 
release team, then scratch your head if it is an _actual_ problem, if it 
persists, ask someone else to jump in.

I personally consider you a very integre guy, and maybe the fact that you seem 
to be more concerned about this than anybody around you already says enough. 
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