Fwd: Re: Fwd: KDE Frameworks Release Cycle

Raymond Wooninck tittiatcoke at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 11:44:50 UTC 2014

On Wednesday 30 April 2014 12:26:14 Àlex Fiestas wrote:
> Here you have the link to the release that released with an almost "out of
> support" version:
> https://en.opensuse.org/Archive:Features_12.2#KDE_Plasma_Workspaces
> As you can see, the link shows the features of OpenSuse 12.2 featuring
> 4.8.4, our last 4.8.X release was 4.8.5.

openSUSE 12.2 didn't came with maintenance updates, so the target was there to 
get the latest possible KDE release in. Based on the timing that was 4.8.4. 
But a lot changed since 12.2. Now we have a shorter release cycle for the 
openSUSE releases and also we provide maintenance updates. 

> So, you will not simply update to 4.14.X but instead do cherry-picking of
> the bug fixes? Because that would be the same with Frameworks.

You got that one wrong :)  We push the 4.14.x release as a full maintenance 
update. So if 13.2 is shipped with 4.14.0, then 4.14.1 is pushed as 
maintenance update as soon as it becomes available.  This is no longer 
possible with Frameworks. 

> The difference is that you will do proper testing with all the QA in place
> on each distros, we don't have such thing "upstream" beyond the tests.

But we would be doing QA on "older" KF5 releases and not at something for 
which we would still receive bugfixes. 

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