2 kirigami fixes for a point release

Nate Graham nate at kde.org
Tue Feb 18 18:26:43 GMT 2020

On 2/16/20 2:55 PM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> Yes, this has been questioned a few times. Also seeing Plasma LTS used
> together with a non-LTS Qt is a bit strange.
> But somehow it seems there has not been enough pain for those using the Plasma
> LTS to change something. Possibly because distributions simply backport
> important bug fixes for KF themselves, kind of maintaining their own KF LTS
> version of the KF version they pinpointed to when they froze the ingredients
> to their OS. Because they are used to do this for other projects as well, and
> so miss this could be done in cooperation with upstream.

There has been pain. This thread mentions a number of examples, and 
There were quite a few for the last 5.12 LTS too. But more generally, 
the pain is baked into Frameworks due to the lack of any bugfix 
releases. For example Kubuntu 18.04 shipped with the Plasma 5.12 LTS and 
Frameworks 5.44. That Plasma version has continued to receive bugfix 
point releases since then. But the Frameworks product has not, and so 
users have now missed out on two years worth of bugfixes. I don't know 
about openSUSE, but I know that Kubuntu does not have the resources to 
backport individual KF bugfixes--I repeatedly requested this as I 
identified them and none ever got backported. But they do ship point 
releases for Plasma, so they could ship point releases for an LTS 
Frameworks version.

> IMHO distributions using Plasma LTS, Plasma team & other stakeholders should
> team up here and maintain a matching LTS branch of Frameworks together at the
> central KDE repos together. Well, and a version also satisfying other clients
> of KF, like non-workspace applications from KDE.
> It's not a reason to change normal KF release cycle.

I like that idea. So perhaps we could say that the KF version which 
happens to be the dependency for a Plasma LTS release could have bugfix 
releases? Would that be reasonable?


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