Fwd: KDE Frameworks Release Cycle

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Wed Apr 30 19:39:36 UTC 2014

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:17:23 Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 April 2014 23:20:21 Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> > The result will be that we will need to freeze at some point and do our
> > best to keep up with patches for stable releases. Or maybe even drop KF5
> > for stable releases :-/
> While I don't share the fatalistic point of Lisandro, I do agree that it
> brings potential problems. I do also expect a Debian to ship with a very
> patched-up set of KF5 packages.
> At freeze/stabilization point in at least Debian it is a time of 'bugfixes
> only, no new dependencies and features'. For a large collection of software
> on many architectures, a longer stabilization period is needed.
> Especially with all the KF5 bits is versioned bound to each others (so that
> to fix a bug in one component, you need to update *everything* - 

are you assuming that or is this indeed the case ?
Do all frameworks depend on the same version of all other frameworks, or do 
they have specific required versions ?


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