Why are 4.8.80 packages already out in the wild?

Andrea Scarpino andrea at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 3 18:34:55 UTC 2012

On Jun 3, 2012 8:08 PM, "Martin Gräßlin" <mgraesslin at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> this weekend KWin received bug reports against 4.8.80 from distro packages
> ([1], [2]). This quite surprised me as beta should not be out before
> Now I concider this as an issue if users can report bugs for a version we
> not yet expect. E.g. in KWin I had not yet created the version
information - I
> wanted to do this on Monday after the release. Because of that bug 301068
> been reported incorrectly against 4.8.2 which quite confused me.
> For Beta 1 this seems not so much an issue, but for Beta 2 such too early
> releases can waste quite some time. Consider we don't notice and
> why a bug fix did not work? And even if we notice we have to spend time
> the user to verify which version was actually in use.
> So I would like to know, what's the reason why distros ship the packages
> early and whether we find it acceptable that distros ship the packages too
> early.

Well...In Arch I released the packages some hour before  Tom's thread about
calling off beta1. You guys decided to delay it only, so I kept the
packages in the unstable repo to let our devs test them, but I didn't
announce them.
I guess the "Install KDE 4.9" wiki page on techbase did the rest.

Anyway, if you want to blame someone I guess you should blame users not us.

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