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

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sat Jun 9 10:57:16 UTC 2012

On Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:20:23 Andreas K. Huettel wrote:
> rewritten or broken. However, imposing this branch weirdness on everyone
> else for pure political reasons is just wrong.

it isn't for political reasons. 

kdelibs development is focusing on 5.0. there are no further feature releases 
in the 4.x line being made due to this. this development effort it so ensure 
kdelibs has a seamless upgrade path for Qt5 in a way that won't cause havoc 
when that time comes, which is relatively soon.

we assumed (hopefully not incorrectly) that packagers are be technically 
sophisticated enough to deal with kdelibs remaining at 4.8.x while workspaces 
and apps increase in version #. this doesn't seem like an overly difficult thing 
to request, particularly compared to the effort required to get 5.0 together. 
the packagers who were in attendance at the Platform 11 meeting last year 
seemed to concur that this was a reasonable expectation, even if it would 
require some communication and cooperation.

now, i really don't understand the use of words like stupid and dumb. it 
really goes against the KDE Code of Conduct, which i'd like to remind us of 
given the last two emails:

instead of getting upset, step back for a moment and understand what the libs 
developers are doing and try to support them in their (hard) efforts.

cheers and happy hacking ...

Aaron J. Seigo
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