Fwd: KDE Frameworks Release Cycle

Scott Kitterman kde at kitterman.com
Tue Apr 29 23:23:07 UTC 2014

On April 29, 2014 2:07:52 PM EDT, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
>El Dimarts, 29 d'abril de 2014, a les 19:55:42, Andreas K. Huettel va 
>> > El Dimarts, 29 d'abril de 2014, a les 15:04:59, Andreas K. Huettel
>> > 
>> > escriure:
>> > > Practically this just means that what used to be the stable
>branch now
>> > > becomes the distribution patch collection.
>> > 
>> > No, it means that you use the next release as you would do now
>since it
>> > will have the bug you found fixed, or do you guys have a
>> > patch collection for firefox?
>> Bad example, our stable users are running Firefox Extended Support
>> (There still is a patch collection, which afaics however mostly
>targets arch
>> compatibility (alpha, freebsd), library unbundling and build system
>Ok, then ignore the example, as said, you would just update to the next
>release that fixes all the bugs anyway that you would want to

For non-rolling distros, at some point you have to stop and release. A mix of new features and bug fixes aren't going to be allowed in.

We (Kubuntu) have been delivering KDE SC point releases as post-release updates to our users for most (maybe all) KDE4 releases. That's over with KF5.

We'll, I guess, have to settle for cherry picking fixes and doing our best.

Scott K

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