Fwd: KDE Frameworks Release Cycle

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu May 29 16:59:32 UTC 2014

I'm chiming in late on this discussion, but:

On Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 23:20:21, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer 
> I don't know how other major distros with focus in stability work, but I
> think  they will be more or less in the same position (I'm thinking in Red
> Hat, Centos, Suse and others here, but I might be wrong).

Fedora will likely just manage KF5 "the Firefox way". We already push one KDE 
4 feature update per Fedora release (e.g. 4.11→4.12), we'll just have to push 
more if all updates are feature updates. Some other core packages like the 
kernel also follow such an update policy in Fedora (e.g., Fedora 19 shipped 
with kernel-3.9.5 and was upgraded to kernel-3.14.4 in official updates).

As for RHEL, while I do not work for Red Hat and thus cannot speak for them, 
judging from their past decisions, they won't care anyway, as they already do 
not ship even bugfix releases. RHEL 6 was released with KDE 4.3.4, it did not 
even get 4.3.5 as an update. (The current release on the release date of RHEL 
6, November 10, 2010, was 4.5.3, by the way.)

        Kevin Kofler

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