KDE's opinion on SC 4.13 for Kubuntu 14.04

Harald Sitter sitter at kde.org
Fri Jan 17 10:07:21 UTC 2014


Kubuntu could pick up 4.13 for the 14.04 release (due April 17th).

However there are some concerns because of how the respective release
schedules line up [1].

- to land 4.13.0 we'd have to upload to Kubuntu as soon as the
tarballs become available as we are going into release freeze on April
10th (i.e. no stuff gets uploaded except for important last minute
fixes), so that is cutting it veeeery close but is still doable
- or release Kubuntu 14.04 with 4.13 rc and push 4.13.0 as an update
(14.04 will be a LTS release, so a 14.04.1 release will be done
sometime in summer after which all ISOs will contain 4.13.x)
- or stick to 4.12 and users will to explicitly opt-in to get 4.13
packages (i.e. add our backports repository)

My question now is. Do you think that 4.13 (rc) will be reliable
enough for a release product and do you want us to try push for 4.13
or would you prefer us to release with 4.12?

Relevant downstream discussion: [3].

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule
[2] http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.13_Release_Schedule
[3] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kubuntu-devel/2014-January/007746.html


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