Why are 4.8.80 packages already out in the wild?

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Mon Jun 4 08:52:01 UTC 2012

On Monday, June 04, 2012 01:26:01 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> On Monday 04 June 2012, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > It's not about hurting or not (that it does, see how Martin got confused
> > and  probably lost time wondering how something like that could be
> > happening).
> Oh, and what Martin actually got confused by is a failure of processes on
> the  KDE end: The Bugzilla entry for the new (pre)release should be created
> no later than the first "try" of tarballs. How else are we, the packagers,
> supposed to report bugs we find in the tarballs, if they're not of release-
> blocking importance? When you create the tarballs, the component should
> already be in place.

That means that people report bugs against different incarnations of the same 
packages, which makes bugs hard to find -- it doesn't work as we can't verify 
the exact state of the code a bug is filed against.

We've handled package level problems via email in direct contact with 
packagers who encountered the issues, and that worked fine so far. I suggest 
we stick to it.

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