Deprecating Old Amarok Versions

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Wed Oct 2 18:58:23 BST 2019

On woensdag 2 oktober 2019 19:32:18 CEST Luigi Toscano wrote:

> I disagree, or at least there is a terminology problem.

Probably the latter. Jonathan was talking about tarballs on, and mentions on various KDE web pages.

> Regarding the tarballs, I'm not sure we can remove them completely. 

Move them to the Attic. There's no need to actually expunge the tarballs from all of our servers, of course. I keep really ancient versions and builds of Krita in the Attic as well. The builds are probably more valuable, because there's no way to recreate them anymore. But that's not germane to the issue: that is that there is no stable, Qt5-based release of application X, and until there is, there should not be tarballs of application X on

> You may
> argue that their content can be reconstructed from the git tags, but let's
> play it on the safe side and keep them somewhere, also for historical reference.
> Should we move them to a separate place? Sure, why not. Just remember that
> this is going to be more work for the sysadmins, so it's up to them to decide
> when (also because some applications have mixed Qt4 and Qt5 tarballs in their
> /stable/ or /unstable/ directories). As I wrote, I think it should be more
> consistent than just moving one specific tarball, and that in general this
> move is not really going to provide us any relevant gain.

I'm not too aware of what the burden would be to sysadmins, but I can move stuff into the attic all by my lonesome...

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