Packaging scripts for frameworks

David Faure faure at
Sat Dec 28 15:36:24 UTC 2013

On Saturday 21 December 2013 12:38:17 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> Can I suggest removing the tr() calls in ThreadWeaver? As far as I can see
> they are only in setObjectName and in tests, not very useful really, so it'd
> be good if you can remove them and then we can say "i18n is done" since
> basically there's none to do :D


> We kind of have three, they are the PACKAGING_HOWTO, RELEASE-CHECKLIST and
> RELEASE_PROMOTION files from the release-tools.git. I'd say the ones from
> the 4.12 branch are the most up to date.


You'll merge this into master at some point?

I have the patch below to commit, but apparently no permission to push, can I get that?

@@ -20,3 +20,7 @@ For each release (i.e. x.y.z)
  * kopete/libkopete/kopeteversion.h - KOPETE_VERSION_*
+For KDE Frameworks releases
+ * */CMakeLists.txt - KF5_VERSION
+ * kservice/src/sycoca/ksycoca.cpp --> KSYCOCA_VERSION

$ git push
FATAL: W any sysadmin/release-tools dfaure DENIED by fallthru
(or you mis-spelled the reponame)
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

> I still don't have a script for creating a tag in the git repo since git
> does not allow tag creation without a clone so you'd have to use the info
> that is written to the versions/ folder manually. (Well actually I do have
> a ugly script that does the git tags and assumes I have a clone in a
> certain path, i guess i could try to clean it up and put it up there too if
> we end up deciding it makes sense for you to use these scripts)

Ah, the new scripts don't even do a local clone anymore since they use git archive....
maybe they should still make a local clone, for the purpose of tagging?
Otherwise ok for using the existing clones.

I also see that the source tarballs are .tar.xz, but Windows users would surely prefer the option
to use .zip files ...  which requires another `git archive`, or to zip the local clone.

In any case - yes, these scripts make a lot of sense, we should work on automating the tagging,
and I can help with that.

David Faure, faure at,
Working on KDE, in particular KDE Frameworks 5

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