Future frameworks releases

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Thu Jun 11 18:56:01 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:08:06 Christian Mollekopf wrote:
> I'm sorry for the friction this causes right now, but in the long run I
> really  don't see how this makes life harder for everyone else.

Here's an example from some recent packaging experiments. I wrote a script to 
update the packages, with frameworks, it was a very easy thing, I change one 
global version number, and I could check out a tag (same tag for every 
framework) from git, then roll a tarball from those tags and build it. 
Verifying that everything's OK was again a matter of checking the results 
against one single version.

This process would have been a LOT more work with different version numbers, 
let alone some packages being excluded in certain releases, because all of a 
sudden, I'd have to keep track of all this manually.

Let's not forget that we're talking about a few hundred deployers here, and 
perhaps a lot more we don't know about, and then hopefully a whole lot more in 
the future. The consistency across frameworks at this basic project management 
level just cannot be underestimated, and that's why I think that the proposal 
of different versions, and different modules per release of frameworks is a 
/really bad idea/.


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