Another RC?, was: Re: Akonadi-Nepomuk Feeder Improvements

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sun Dec 30 07:41:43 UTC 2012

On Sunday, December 30, 2012 01:18:06 AM Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Friday, December 28, 2012 21:54:17 Andreas K. Huettel wrote:
> > Seriously. I know I'm probably just putting my foot in my mouth once more
> > here, but:
> > 
> > What are betas and rc's for, if not for stabilizing code and progressing
> > to
> > smaller and smaller non-intrusive changes? If you decide do kick out and
> > replace a large chunk of code between rc1 and rc2, 2 weeks before release,
> > you may as well re-label the 4.10.0 release "beta1".
> Maybe we should do that. Vishesh has a patch for Dolphin's filepreviewer
> that is also waiting, and with the akonadi Nepomukfeeder fixes, we could
> consider putting another release candidate in, do the actual release three
> weeks later than planned, BUT ship an SC with much improved Nepomuk, which
> will probably a lot of users happy. Aside from that, the testing initiative
> was geared up a bit late this time around, we only announced that in the
> last RC.
> Who would be in favour of inserting another RC and three weeks to get
> Christian's and Vishesh's Nepomuk patches in *and* rockstable? Would it
> create any timing problems for distros that are going to ship 4.10? How
> does testing and user feedback look so far, with RC1?

Assuming 4.10.1 and 4.10.2 slip similarly, that would result in the next 
Kubuntu release having 4.10.1 instead of 4.10.2.  We might also have to make 
some adjustments to our internal testing milestone schedule.  

4.10.2 would come out a day or two before Kubuntu 13.04 (far to late for pre-
release updates) so we'd get to release without the current KDE SC.  We do 
ship the point releases as post-release updates, so they would get to users 
eventually, but post-release QA is a lot more work for us.

This isn't precisely a problem, but changing the release cycle now is not idea 
for us.  As long as 4.11 drops back into the usual time slot (and doesn't also 
slip), then the impact would not be major.

Scott K

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