KDE 4.8.5 planning

Scott Kitterman kde at kitterman.com
Thu Jul 5 16:50:04 UTC 2012

On Thursday, July 05, 2012 11:44:12 AM Rex Dieter wrote:
> On 07/05/2012 11:31 AM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Thursday, July 05, 2012 05:01:58 PM Rolf Eike Beer wrote:
> >> Am 05.07.2012 13:00, schrieb Dirk Mueller:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> 
> >>> I guess with all the kdelibs mess we should redo another 4.8.5
> >>> release. Does
> >>> anyone have suggestions for a release plan?
> >>> 
> >>> I would like to do tagging either tomorrow morning or in the last
> >>> July week,
> >>> as I'm on vacation in between.
> >>> 
> >>> Any preference?
> >> 
> >> Will that be a "normal" release (i.e. full KDE SC) or just kdelibs?
> > 
> > This might be a nice time to try only releasing the packages that have
> > changes.
> I think I'd have to object to that in this case.  if you want to try
> experimenting in some later major release, fine, but not in a minor
> point release.
> This comes mostly with my fedora packager hat on, where we parse the
> output of:
> kde4-config --version
> to describe the kde development platform version used and use that for a
> versioned minimal dependency on kde-runtime (or kdelibs as appropriate).
>   Updating just kdelibs without kde-runtime too, would break our
> (apparently naive) assumption.

If it's going to cause a problem for someone, then I withdraw the suggestion.  
We (Kubuntu) go through the updates that come after our release and only use 
the ones with actual code changes so that users don't have to download a bunch 
of packages that only change version number, so it would simplify things for 
us, but I definitely agree with the idea of being careful about not breaking 
people's assumptions in a point release.

Is this something we could consider (looking ahead) for 4.9?

Scott K

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