ALERT: KDElibs (at least) 4.8.4 is actually 4.8.80+

Andreas K. Huettel dilfridge at
Sat Jun 9 10:20:23 UTC 2012

Am Samstag 09 Juni 2012, 11:58:44 schrieb Kevin Kofler:
> On Saturday 09 June 2012, Modestas Vainius wrote:
> > I don't know yet if any other modules from 4.8.4 has been
> > mis-packaged in the same way
> Due to the permanent feature freeze of kdelibs 4, there is actually no
> difference between kdelibs 4.8.4 and 4.8.80/4.8.90 other than the version
> number, they both come from the 4.8 branch (which itself was originally the
> 4.7 branch).
> Yes, it's stupid, but it's how the kdelibs maintainers want things to be.
> :-(

As an outsider who does not really (have to) know how much he puts his foot in 
his mouth with that, let me confirm that it's really an extremely dumb idea. 
The regular mess at release time speaks volumes.

I would even go so far as to suggest that the kdelibs maintainers get together 
and do some creative merging, reverting and branching to make kdelibs from now 
on follow the same workflow as the rest of kde again. With Git that is 
certainly possible.

Which obviously does not mean that suddenly all of kdelibs should be rewritten 
or broken. However, imposing this branch weirdness on everyone else for pure 
political reasons is just wrong.


Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer 
dilfridge at

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