Release Script (KF5)

Scott Kitterman kde at
Thu Jul 12 19:43:31 UTC 2012

On Thursday, July 12, 2012 09:30:51 PM Michael Jansen wrote:
> > The one real world experience we have with this is kdepim.  From my
> > perspective as a packager the entire transition has been a disaster and
> > created huge work for us (shortly before our KDE 4.7 based release I was
> > doing almost commit by commit updates of our packages in the hopes of
> > getting users something better).  Additionally, there was confusion about
> > what versions of kdepim/-runtime/pimlibs could be combined in the interim.
> > There were third digit updates that only worked with certain KDE SC
> > versions.  It was a mess.
> > 
> > In theory it may not be more work, but so far in practice it's been hugely
> > so.
> So to reiterate what i think i said somewhere else. This is not going to
> happen with 4.9, This is possibly going to happen with 4.10 or 5.0.
> This will happen after it is ready and we take the input here serious.
> And ready is defined by consensus on this list.


I think that the discussion would go better if people wouldn't assume the knew 
what the impact of something on everyone else was or that if you aren't 
packaging KDE for a distribution you understand how easy/hard that is and how 
changes affect it.

I look forward to the discussion.

Scott K

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