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

Wulf C. Krueger philantrop at
Sat Jun 9 10:44:59 UTC 2012

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On 09.06.2012 12:30, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>> 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?

"If you followed the list or read the archives", you'd noticed e. g.

- - Missing french documentation for kstars in 4.8.3/4.8.4
- - playground folder in the kate repo
- - smokekde being broken
- - a missing Soprano release (to restore SC / BC with a stub impl of
- - build failures in one of the "final sets" of tarballs for 4.8.4
- - kdelibs and Qt version dependency funkyness

And all of that was only *this* week.

Almost two years ago, I wrote this on this very mailing list:

The empirical data is, of course, outdated but unfortunately, most of
the underlying problems are still very much the same.

KDE releases *are* a mess and have been since 4.0.0 and, sorry to have
to say that, I see basically nothing *systematically* being done about it.

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Best regards, Wulf
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