Fwd: Re: Fwd: KDE Frameworks Release Cycle

Scott Kitterman kde at kitterman.com
Wed Apr 30 14:35:36 UTC 2014

On April 30, 2014 9:56:30 AM EDT, "Àlex Fiestas" <afiestas at kde.org> wrote:
>On Wednesday 30 April 2014 07:50:02 Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> >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.
>> >
>> >As for the mess, each distro picks their version as you said and you
>> >(as in
>> >distros) already do backports and cherry-pick patches, nothing new.
>> A certain amount of it isn't new.  What's new is upstream abandoning
>> release as soon as it's out the door.
>We do not abandon the release because the release is master. What you
>release will just be a technicality (putting things on a tarball), or
>at least 
>that is the idea.

That's even less useful an idea. 

>> We push all the maintenance updates too.  After a certain point we
>are on
>> our own, but with KDE SC there has been a good level of support for
>> upstream to get things in good shape. Now it's all going to be on us.
>Well, and in KDE SC it was mostly us (developers doing backports and

Yes. Exactly. And for KF5 you aren't. 

We'll manage the best we can.  

Scott K

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