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

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Sat Jun 9 10:30:47 UTC 2012

El Dissabte, 9 de juny de 2012, a les 12:20:23, Andreas K. Huettel va 
> 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.

Which regular mess?

> 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.

There is not stupid not weird thing in kdelibs. We simply declared kdelibs to 
be feature perfect and only bugfixes should be happening there.

What's the problem with that?


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